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Another autumn month is coming to an end, so we're rounding up our favorite blog posts from October.

Not everyone wants to be 100 percent open about their “hidden" disability.

Claire Webber is a professional stand up comedian in Seattle, Washington. A comical journalist, if you will. In this post, she talks about pyoderma gangrenosum and tips on how to talk about it around people you know. Of course, you should never feel obligated to explain your illness. “Or ask them for $5 before answering,” as Claire suggests. She’s too funny.

I had just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, yet the hardest thing to deal with was my colostomy.

Susan Lisovicz has reported news in print, online and radio, but she is best known for her business journalism on TV. Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year, then having a bowel obstruction, followed by colostomy surgery was a lot to deal with. Can you say overwhelm? That’s what this post is about, an honest account of how she felt during this experience.

Trust me, I am aware of the bag being there 24/7 and if shows every now and then, so be it.

An ostomate from the Stoma Support Club of Namibia Africa writes about a new lease on life after having surgery two years ago. Some people are self-conscious if their pouch is showing and others say, "if shows every now and then, so be it." What's your opinion?

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