My name is Ben Morgan. I am a 22-year old stand-up comedian from Dublin. I was recently diagnosed with Stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This means that I probably won’t be able to finish my final year of college and need something to keep myself occupied, hence the blog.
The general idea of the blog is explained in my introductory post which you can find here. But for the most part, the blog will revolve around my day-to-day life as I go through treatment whilst trying to make a name for myself on the Irish Stand-up circuit. Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading it and, fuck it, maybe it’ll prove helpful or useful to you in some way, shape or form.
One more thing I want to clarify is that my cancer is at stage 2B. The title of the blog refers the degree to which I chance my arm, although Hodgkin’s lymphoma is still very treatable even in the later stages of the disease. (Is chancer a word outside of Ireland? Is chancing your arm an internationally understood expression? Fuck it, you look it up!)
Feel free to get in touch with me either through this or social media, I’d love to hear from you and any of your thoughts 🙂