From Stillwater-Ponca City (OK) Ostomy Outlook Jan 2000:

New Year's Resolutions of an Ostomate

via Jamestown (NY) Ostomy Newsletter


  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.

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