Copyright © Living With A Stoma -
SEARCH ‘A Guide To Living With A Stoma’
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.
I don’t talk much of mental pain,
though often I may feel its strain.
I sometimes pause to wonder why,
silently inside I cry.
It’s good to talk of painful things
and all the crap life often brings.
Talking is the thing I find
will help to heal my troubled mind.
I have no trouble to explain
the ins and outs of body pain.
I don’t know why I have this notion
that I can’t express emotion.
But when the pain is in my heart,
I really don’t know where to start.
I find that I will hesitate,
then time has passed and it’s too late.
I get distracted from the task
and then it’s all too much to ask.
I don’t seem able to convey,
all the things I want to say.
I will try to change the subject
in order to myself protect.
I cannot seem to tell it all
or open up that well-
I’ve learned the lesson very well,
how to retreat into my shell.
But there’s still something troubling me,
how the hell do I break free?
This is just the way things are,
my wall, my shell, the prison bar.
I’d like to shed my shackle-
then maybe I’d be free again.
Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.
TALKING ABOUT MENTAL PAIN
|A - B|
|D - E|
|F - G - H|
|J - K - L - M|
|N - O|
|Q - R - S|
|T - U|
|V - W - X - Y - Z|
|Lifestyle - A - I|
|Lifestyle - J - Z|