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Way back machine activate: The “birth” of Klaus

Updated: Mar 24


Proof of life selfie. This is me finally awake from surgery with no idea what is to come.

I admit I did not know anything about colostomies. I had only heard stories from family members who had had them and from friends whose friends had had them. To be honest, when my surgeon said she thought a stoma (the surgical opening in the abdomen) was an adorable rosebud and would not stop me from doing all the things I had been doing up to that point like pole dancing, I believed her.


The rest of this blog will be told from my art journal. I think it will give you an idea of how I felt upon seeing my front butt, which I named “Klaus”:



Klaus: An Evolution Of My Stoma...

The test results were great...


You often do not realize...

A Stoma (NOT a Webster's Dictionary definition.) "A butthole in a different place."

What my stoma ACTUALLY looked like....


Some thoughts...

In the future, I will expand on some of this, but right now I want to celebrate getting through Christmas and finding some fun when the odds seem to be against it. I hope you made it, too.


Until next time.

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