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Ostomates often think that they are all alone.  This is definitely not the case.  There are thousands of ostomates throughout the world.  There are various ways in which ostomates can obtain help and support, such as support groups, etc.  However, many ostomates find comfort in poems, which they

can read anytime, anywhere.  A selection of poems is shown in this section.








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POEMS


Living With An Ostomy

Loneliness

A Loner With A Stoma

Love My Stoma

Me And My Ostomy

Mishaps At Night

My Bags

My Osto-Friends

My Ostomy Gear

No One Knows ‘Till I Disclose

An Ode To The Prune

On And Off Days

An Optimistic Ostomist

Ostomies And Pot

Ostomy Choices

Ostomy Grief

Ostomy Laughs

Ostomy Smell

Preamble To ‘My Ostomy Life’

A Rant

Rectal Stump Mucus

Replies

Resentment

Self Flagellation

Shock

A Smell From Hell

Stoma Plugs

Stoma Problems

Stoma Stigma

Stomas - Not Meant To Resent

Strain

Stress And Strain

Suffering

The Support Group

Survivors

Talking About Mental Pain

Telling People

Thank You Stoma

There Was A Man

This ‘Thing’ Is On My Side

Time And Motion

Tiredness

Tiredness And Illnesses

To Laugh And Love

Travel With A Stoma

Vent A Rant

Walk A Mile Within My Pants

What Is This Thing About A Fart?

When I First Had An Ostomy

When Something’s Lost

Where To Now?

Where Would We Be?

Whoops!

Admiration

Am I Strong?

Anger And Stoma

Beauty

Because We Care

The Best Toilets

Big Black Cloud

A Bleeding Pain In The Bum

Blockages

Border Control

Border Controls

But I Can’t Talk To Anyone

Caregivers

Changing My Bag

Clothes And Stomas

Coping With Chronic Illness

Coping With Heat

The Cost To Me

Crohn’s

Dealing With Stuff

Decisions On Reversal

Dedication

Defining Friends

Depressed

Depression

Disabled, Ostomy, Incontinence Toilet

Dolour

Don’t Forget Urostomies

Don’t Moan Alone

Emotions, Instincts And Cognition

Facts And Acts

The Fate Of An Ostomate

Fear For Ostomates

First Ostomy

From Here To An Ostomy

Gratitude

Handicapped By Pain

Handicapped Parking

Hello, How Are You?

The Hernia Belt

How Are You?

How Can People Understand

How We See Our Ostomy

I Get Tired

Incidents And Accidents

Irrigation

In My Colour-Full Rag-Tag-Bag

Inspiration

Invisible Pain

An Irrigator’s Irritant

It’s Good To Talk

It Is So Good To Talk To You

Learning To Talk Openly