I went to see a regular doctor yesterday. I haven't had a real physical since early 2005. The cancer guys are good but they don't care about cholesterol. So the nurse finishes up asking me a bunch of questions and gets up to leave. "I'll get out a sheet and some lubricant because she will want to do a rectal exam," she said.
"I have a stoma," I said. "So, she won't want to do that."
She said ok and walked out the door. Then, she turned right back around and said, "But you know she will want to check your prostate."
"I don't have a rectum at all," I said. "So, she can't do that. And, I don't have a prostate."
She looked at me for a moment and said, "Then you're all set!"
There are some advantages to having a stoma. This is the most obvious.