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Adventures in Attending a Festival With My Illeostomy Bag

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As a festival goer, I’ve always been one to over pack. You prepare for every weather condition going along with emergency clothes just in case.

There’s always at least three bags worth of stuff, but this year was my first with an extra bag! That bag specifically being an ileostomy bag after losing the whole of my large bowel earlier in the year — well I didn’t lose it, more like it was ripped out of me by highly paid and incredibly skilled surgeons — just under four months ago.

In hindsight, it was probably too early to go to a festival so soon, but after such a rubbish time, I needed to go be in a field with like-minded humans, food, friends and music.

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