If you have a stoma or have worn a ostomy appliance, you know the cold moist feeling of the plastic after perspiration or after showering. The scrunchy sound of the plastic against the plastic that
What happens when the physician becomes the patient? What if the physician is a urologist and the disease he has is something he has treated before? Joseph Salisz can explain what happens because he’s been
Last weekend, I had the honor of running the Muskegon Seaway 5K (3.2 miles) race with a great friend. Really, in retrospect, there were many in the 1500 runners that I knew, but Greg is a friend! Greg is a natural runner. Even at 59 years old, he can walk up to a starting line and whip out 3 miles without having practiced.
Name three changes in your life that would bother you. Excluding the disastrous things that could occur like losing your health, losing someone close, or losing your income source, there are common “nuisance” things that tend to bother everybody.
A news crew in search of a story circulated through the streets of New York finding individuals and asking a simple question: What was the greatest invention of the 20th century? Many replies suggested obvious answers.
I'm stressed! My daughter's due date for our first grandchild is tomorrow! Will the labor go ok? Will the baby be ok? What sort of world will this little one come into? Will he like me? How does "grandpa" sound? What will he call me?
Am I resilient? If I am struck by a medical problem, can I rebound? What can I do that builds my inner strength? Do I have external resources to draw from? Can I get back firm footing and a sense of normalcy?
I was walleye fishing with a couple of buddies last spring in an 18-foot open boat. There were hundreds of boats in the Detroit River for the spawning run. Sometimes a boat passed close enough to say hello.
Autumn is a yearly reminder of the circle of life. In our northern state of Michigan, broadleaf trees and some conifers like the Tamarack are deciduous, which means as opposed to evergreens, their leaves die annually and fall to the ground. People migrate to the woods on "color tours" to observe brilliant displays of gold and red.
"For WOCN nurse week our President, Pat Camp, interviewed Muskegon's newest ostomy nurse, Desiree Miller, RN BSN CWOCN, to get her thoughts on the many benefits WOCN nurses have to offer “ostomates."