Filed under beating bowel cancer

Bit of a Drama Queen.

I’m wide awake and my right knee is aching and you know what? I’m actually quite happy, actually scrap the quite. I’m happy. Relieved and finally relaxed. The other night it was a totally different situation. I felt awful. Tense. Irritable. Scared. Tired. Freaked out. It’s extraordinary how after one conversation everything can shift slightly … Continue reading

And I’m Back.

My last blog post was very different to my usual posts. I’ve read it back to myself a few times since posting it and now I feel quite disconnected from that post, almost feels like I didn’t write it. It’s almost three weeks since my last dose of chemotherapy and I feel like me again. … Continue reading

Time Heals

I apologise now for how much I ramble in this post… On Saturday it was the one year anniversary of my operation where the remainder of my bowel cancer was removed.  Along with that I lost my rectum and a temporary stoma was installed.  This time last year I was beginning to get my head … Continue reading

Freedom.

I’ve had a little celebration today.  This time last week I hadn’t been very well at all.  *Throws self at wood* But, touch wood, the meds seem to be working.  I’ve had a week of being OK. For the first time in approximately 6 months I’ve managed a whole week without being unwell.  There’s been … Continue reading

Food, Glorious Food…

You may have heard me moan about food lately and how whatever I eat seems to be trying to destroy me internally.  Well, I hit rock bottom about three weeks ago and ended up a sobbing mess. Over food. Well, what actually got me so upset was that I was beginning to think food and … Continue reading

A Crap Advert

So the Be Clear on Cancer campaign is out there – it’s on the radio, the television and in the papers/magazines. People are finally talking about it.  I’ve read the odd comment here and there about how it is “gross” and “inappropriate” – especially when they’re eating their evening meal… …be grateful you can eat … Continue reading

Bowel Cancer. My Symptoms.

The Be Loud Be Clear campaign which Beating Bowel Cancer is running this week got me thinking as well as a few emails and DMs from people.  My symptoms.  What were they?  What made me realise something was wrong? So here it is, a very honest account of something I shouldn’t have ignored for as … Continue reading

Be Loud! Be Clear! for Beating Bowel Cancer

Be Loud Be Clear takes place during week commencing 23 January. It’s a week to raise awareness for bowel cancer. Awareness saves lives. Do you know the symptoms of bowel cancer? You might think you do… But just to make sure, Beating Bowel Cancer explains the most common symptoms: 1. Bleeding from the bottom (rectal … Continue reading

Nail Art for Beating Bowel Cancer

  Earlier this year I was sent a bum badge from Beating Bowel Cancer.  I’ve worn it about my person ever since it arrived and it’s not unusual for someone to look at it and question it.  Job done.  Awareness is happening.  Now I have a lot of time on my hands and one thing … Continue reading