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."
We are excited to announce that the effectiveness of StomaCloak the stoma cloaking device we have marketed for the past two years is to be evaluated scientifically.
I have just returned from a medical/ evangelical mission trip in Gracias Lempira Honduras. We worked in the poorest community (average per capita income $200/ month) in the second poorest country in the world;(poorest is Haiti).
In his pursuit of big game, the American Archer would almost always consider hunting the rutting bull elk as the pinnacle. Bears, mountain lions, and wolves threaten the animal's survival as a calf but less so as a mature adult.
As a boy, I liked underdogs. I was a fan of the San Diego Chargers who had Rolf Benirschke as their fantastic placekicker. I remember, more than once, watching Rolf kick a game winning field goal. Rolf snatched a victory in the last seconds from the jaws of defeat. What I didn’t know at the time was that Rolf suffered from severe Crohn’s disease.
In the United States, the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) will be hosting 5K and virtual 5K runs to celebrate. The runs are part of the #wannawearone movement. The purpose of these events is to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for ostomates.