Copyright ©  Living With A Stoma  -  2010-2017


A Guide To Living With A Stoma More For You


LIVING WITH A STOMA




SUPPLIERS


SUPPORT


ACCESSORIES


LIFESTYLE


TESTIMONIALS




LIVING WITH A STOMA

MORE FOR YOU


DIET


GLOSSARY


REFERENCE


UPDATES


TESTIMONIALS









jean@living-with-a-stoma.co.uk

Mail: jean@living-with-a-stoma.co.uk

SEARCH   ‘A Guide To Living With A Stoma’


DISCLAIMER


100% accuracy at time of writing cannot be guaranteed.  A listing in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not mean it is an endorsement.  All companies listed are tried at the reader’s own risk.  All information provided is intended as a supplement to any professional help already

given.  Before acting on suggestions from anyone, ostomates are advised to check with a doctor or stoma care nurse that the course of action is suitable

for them. Whilst every care is taken, the author will not be held responsible.


POEMS









Some may start a fascination

at the art of irrigation,

as they feel the fag and fuss

that having bags can bring to us.


Bags seem to sag with all the weight,

and drags on bags can irritate.

Then all that getting to the loo,

when you have better things to do.


Although a bag’s expedient,

they’re all so inconvenient.

They fill up at the worst of times,

and spill out when they burst sometimes.


Bags need the type of attention

that can lead to hypertension.

I must confess that this process

just creates mess and great distress.


I feel the times I used a bag

was an ordeal and such a fag.

I needed something different,

a thing to keep me tolerant.


To irrigate seemed right for me,

to navigate my ostomy.

Although it took time to adjust,

I know now it was a must.


When I recalled what I went through,

I was appalled by all that poo.

So there’s no envy I would say,

for those who empty every day.


I’ll pick what seems affirmative,

and stick with the alternative.

Now should I stir to defecate

I would prefer to irrigate.

















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





IRRIGATION

#top