Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Opus 2014-221: Healthy Insights: Stoma Saga, 2 of 7, The Quest Begins

Are you still with me? 

We received lots of well meaning DVD’s about how to care for the stoma.  There were You Tube videos offering advice.  They were interesting in general principles but our problem was that everyone in the DVD’s and on the internet had a trim body and a normal stoma.  Think about it.  If you had rolls of fat on your stomach you would not want to make a video to show the world.  In our case we have layers of fat that denied us a firm foundation for attachment.  We had a stoma that had a mind of its own.  Where most stomas stand tall and firm, ours layed over on its side and kept trying to dig its way back into the body.

I remember going to discussion chatrooms and reading people who were totally frustrated.  No one seemed to offer them any hope except “hang in there.”  Maybe I didn’t look far enough but I found no answers.  We eventually put it together.  We learned by failure and were motivated by pain. 

I will try to share what we learned.

To be continued...

homo unius libri 

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