Thank you for sharing your life experiences! Your words encourage and inspire me to press forward when I feel like just rolling over and sleep away my symptoms, (Congestive heart failure). My life is right now is much like the cat who sleeps 12 hr and only energy for my studies, (nursing student). Classes are the only thing that keep me going most days… But your words!!! They shows me wallowing will not improve anything and I need to raise my bar than simply making enough energy for studies… I must have a balance and live more!! Who’d thought a class of colostomy would drive me feeling lucky click your blog! Many blessings and I look forward to randomly finding you on the net again!