I am trying to calculate the fundamental group of an orientable surface $X$ of countably infinite genus. The $1$-skeleton $Y$ of $X$ is infinite wedge of circles, so its fundamental group is free group on countably infinite generators, but I am not able to see how is the $2$-cell attached to $Y$. My guess is that it is attached by loop of product of commutators of generators but this product being infinite doesn't make sense in group.
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