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The hernia that I acquired

is not the sort to be admired.

It is not gained by lifting weights

but is well known to ostomates.


For after laparotomy

it sits behind my ostomy.

This makes it harder to control

and it sometimes blocks the hole.


This blow the hand of fate has dealt

does not respond to hernia belt.

I’ve tried them large and then some small,

but nothing seems to work at all.


There’s many belts, both thin and thick.

Each one will claim to do the trick.

But the problem seems involved

and doesn’t want to be resolved.


So far those that I have tried

have not left me satisfied.

Mostly all the belts I wore

seemed to make my skin more sore.


Both to the left and to the right,

but not around the stoma site.

They would curl and they would crease.

Some would make me look obese.


Surely it should not be so hard

to make a belt and stoma guard.

Why should this simple thing perplex.

I cannot see that it’s complex.


I think that I will have to find

some motivation in my mind.

To discard belts off-the-shelf

and make my own, just for myself.


















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013






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