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Putting on Your Pants

Philip Carrigan

One of the benefits of being sick and nearly kicking the bucket is that it gives you a new perspective on life. It sorts the wheat from the chaff, and you gain a new sense of what it takes to succeed. Having an ileostomy is not much fun. An ileostomy is a procedure where the small intestine is diverted through an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. A bag is placed over the stoma to collect the waste products that usually pass through the large intestine and out of the body through the anus ...