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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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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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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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Interlude: Arsebook

Day 37. 90 pages, 44,669 words. Remember Arsebook? The plucky little book about my bottom, the book that just wouldn’t say die (even though my bottom ultimately did die)? Well, it’s still out there and ready to be purchased, for … Continue reading

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Steve Clark Wigs Out in Fareham

Day 9. 22 pages, 9,794 words. Ahh, weekend. Probably going to be another lazy one, but I will do my best to update the page-and-word-count numbers at least, later on. Here’s a worthy cause. So many of you were amazing … Continue reading

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Colostomy Bag: The T-shirt!

Day 44. 112 pages, 51,910 words. Not much change, I slept in yesterday. Today’s blog post is a little community service announcement from my new favourite cause, Uncover Ostomy. This site, in case I didn’t drum it in enough yet, … Continue reading

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A minor venting

Day 41. 106 pages, 49,267 words. On Friday morning I was saddened to see a very unhappy and desolate blog post from one of the brightest icons of my new front-butted life, Jessica Grossman. Basically, the deal is this. Jessica has had … Continue reading

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Discarded Blog Ideas (#1)

Day 18. 36 pages, 16,313 words. Not every blog post can be a winner. Here’s a special behind-the-scenes look at some of the off-cuts and rejects from the Hatstand’s Editorial Department. — Walls I Have Leaned Against: A moody revelation … Continue reading

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