Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oops, I Did It Again

I told you that I was going to post, but I didn't. So now, I really am. Truly. I'm going to post more. WAY more. I'm going to post every single day until March 1st.
So, now, I present to you, the first post in a series of ten...

...and nothing to say.

Well, there is something to say. I've been very sensitive and hurt-y lately. The last time I changed my wafer there was an open scar on my right side. It was, um, rather large. And wide. And deep. And sore. Remember when I had a deep, open scar on the left side? I don't know about you, but I most definitely do. It kept my wafer from staying on more than a couple hours. Now, this scar isn't making my wafer not stick as well, but it's really hurting me. I almost didn't go to school today because of it. But then again, I almost don't go to school for a lot of things.

WHOA. My 4-year-old cousin just farted about 12 million times and it stinks more than my ostomy when I don't put in Stop Drops.

I was going to write something, but I don't remember what it was. Oh yeah, now I do.

Here's good look at my osto-site, in a 3-D Vision Diagram.

This is the whole thing, adhesive stains and all.

This is my ostomy belt. It helps keep the bag on, so something like what happened a couple weeks ago doesn't happen again and I DON'T wind up with no bag :]

This is my clip. It keeps the bag from popping open.

This is my scar. See that little red thing? That's him. Reddy Whip.

I have more, but I'm running out of battery so I have to stop here. But I guess you'll hear more from me tomorrow.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A Rant; and I Promised to Post This

/Begin Rant/
This is for someone who doesn't read this blog. At least I don't think. She's not in my family so relax, mom.
Stop telling me you know what's going on. Cause you don't.
And DON'T SPELL OSTOMY 'OSTAMIE'. Cause I hate that.
And don't say you know how I feel. Because, once again, you don't. And I can promise you that you have never felt pain like I usually feel ever in your 12 years of life.
When I say I feel bad, I do. Don't try to perk me up because I will just go crazy bitch in your face. Do NOT try to set me up with Bryan Rippe. Yes, I like him. But I don't want a boyfriend because I have a BIG WHITE OSTOMY BAG hanging out from under my shirt and it makes me feel INSECURE. That's something you don't know about because you've never felt it. Just because you get stomachaches once in a while doesn't mean they're the colitis stomachaches I was once used to.
/End Rant/

So. How was your day? More like how was your month? I haven't posted since January 7th, I think, and I have so much to tell you. Let's start with some lighthearted stuff to undo the ultimate power of mega-rant.

Last week, we had a last day on Thursday. That morning, my mommy and I had to change my wafer and he bag just would not stay on. We tried and tried but when another part clicked on, the other side clicked off. When we finally got most of the bag clicked on to the wafer, I had to rush out the door and go to school.
Today the first period I went to was second, which is World Cultures. About halfway into the period, I noticed something wet on my shirt. Oh crap, I thought, I was leaking. When I lifted up my shirt to inspect the damage, I found a disturbing discovery - I wasn't leaking after all, but the bag had fallen off the wafer while I was running to class! I had a wafer and a completely exposed stoma for Brian Hahn (thankfully not the Brian I like that I mentioned in the rant!), the kid who sits next to me, to see. He asked what it was and I told him a small intestine, and that I needed to get Ms. Breitkopf's attention now. So both of us stage-whispered "Ms. Breitkopf! Ms. Breitkopf!" But we're in the back of the room so she didn't hear. Nick, the kid in front of me, heard our frantic whispers and called for her too, louder than Brian and I could. She saw the nurse's pass in my hand - I have a permanent one that I keep in my binder - and motioned for the door.
When I got to the nurse's office, I was laughing hysterically. "Wanna hear something funny?" I asked Nurse Lorraine. We went into the girl's part of the office and I showed her what had happened and explained where it probably was. She called my mom, also laughing hysterically, and told her the story too. When my mom had come with a new bag, it was already 11:30 and school was ending in an hour and a half. So she took me home and I said that I had to put this in my blog. So now I am.

Still no news on when my surgery is, though. I'm going for another study next Wednesday the 13th (I think it's the 13th, but I don't know...) so cross everything!

x Ostogirl