November/December 2000

New Year's Resolutions of an Ostomate

  1. To remember my own early days and realize that no question by a new ostomate is silly.
  2. To not begrudge the time necessary for my personal care.
  3. To keep myself neat and presentable at all times.
  4. To keep my bathroom sharable.
  5. To value the cooperation of my family.
  6. To appreciate the fact that I am one of the lucky ones.
  7. To try to do the things I want to do but think I can't.
  8. To be patient.
  9. To LIVE all day, every day.
  10. To help others whenever I can.
  11. To urge my fellow ostomates to see people, go places, and do things.
  12. To give full credit to modern medicine.
  13. To be grateful for my present good health.
  14. To be of good cheer.
  15. To renew my pledge the first of every month.
From Jamestown (NY) Ostomy Newsletter via Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Jan 2000, via Inside Out On-line Nov/Dec 2000

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