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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

Bowel Cancer Happened. Again.

My last blog post Time Heals talked about the future and how finally I felt like I had moved on from my illness last year.  Perhaps I spoke too soon. On Monday 18 June 2012 I saw my Surgeon because he finally had my biopsy result back.  It was right at the end of his … 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

A Progress Meeting

You know you sometimes can’t see how far you’ve come?  It all feels a bit blurry, but you know things have improved. It’s just hard to really take it all in.  Today I got a big reminder of how far I’ve come. I had an x ray this morning, and after an hour of laying … 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