Tag Archives: Arsebook

A Shallow Dive into Deep Waters

Day 42. 106 pages, 48,176 words. A wise person once said that social media is so distressing because what we see of everyone else (and what we share of ourselves) is a Greatest Hits reel, while the reality that sticks … Continue reading

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Anuversary

Today I celebrate my 6th anuversary. On this day in 2011, I went into surgery and had my anus, rectum, and 20cm of large intestine removed, routed through my stomach, and turned into a stoma. I wrote a book about … Continue reading

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Your Weekend in Random: The Weird Sense of Humour of the Universe

Here’s something I randomly bumped into while reading an old Usenet thread during my lunch break (I do that sometimes, it’s sad but occasionally hilarious). In this post from almost exactly eleven years ago, I guess all you really need … Continue reading

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Interlude: Mostly About Poo

Day 59. 161 pages, 58,131 words. I visited the colostomy nurse yesterday, for the first time in four years or so. I had a question about my bags, last week at my clean-bill-o’-health-see-you-next-year-for-probings-and-scans doctor’s consultation, but she couldn’t answer it … Continue reading

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Interminablude: Oh look, another case of Mondays

Day 53. 171 pages, 83,989 words. Bit of a rotten night last night but yesterday was fun, even if it was exhausting. The weekend in general was good, I got lots written as you can see. Skiing with Wump on … Continue reading

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This Month in Facebook (1)

Day 9. 35 pages, 14,122 words. For today’s lazy effort, I’m just going to relate how my MRI yesterday went, through the medium of Facebook status jokes. I call it “the Arsebook Method”. True facts. Anyway, that really happened yesterday. … Continue reading

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The Monday Mehs.

Day 52. 199 pages, 94,103 words. Yesterday was a pretty damn crappy day. I mean, quite literally. I think I will put the rest of the post in spoilertext just so you have the option of not reading it unless … Continue reading

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Interlude: Customer service

Day 43. 160 pages, 75,287 words. Let’s assume nothing major done this weekend either, although I am chipping away and this will probably be reflected by a big jump early next week. At this rate it looks like I will … Continue reading

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The Snip

I don’t consider this particularly delicate or personal information, although it’s certainly as intimate as it really gets. Sometimes the strange social and psychological buildup of neuroses and taboos amuse me. And anyone who has read Arsebook will know that … Continue reading

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Bagging Rights

Day 20. 51 pages, 24,312 words. When I first got my cancer diagnosis and was told I would be getting a colostomy – and more so when I learned it would be permanent – I was pretty devastated. But then, … Continue reading

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