how to handle stomal surprises like a pro

Or, more accurately, how not to handle stomal surprises. Like a pro, or like any kind of sane person.

Forewarning that this post is a little more stoma/ostomy centric than others, and if you don’t have the experience of an ostomy – or at least IBD yourself, it may be a little much for you to handle.

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the great ostomate [backdated sept 26th]

a flesh wound
placed just so
stitched with
black sutures
held open
to be gaped at
some sort of
fairground oddity
the girl with the
hole in her stomach!
see her lever herself
out of bed
abdominal muscles
gone to seed
see her wince
as stitches pull beneath
her careful touch
recoil as she confesses
what this is for