Hi I am 46 years old and was told I had bowel Cancer on the 23rd of September officially. It has been a comedy of errors. As I was actually told by the lady conducting my CatScan that I had cancer. I have found a bit of lack of communication within the Medical industry when it comes to us the patient.
Anyway, on the 13th October - I had 2/3rd of my bowel removed. Found out that the cancer was in at least 6 Lymph nodes. Had an infection and ended up back in hospital.
I see my Chemo Doctor tomorrow. For the next stage of my journey.
I have always had a positive outlook in life. But lets be honest there are days which just scare me for the future.
This is my second round of cancer. I had early Cerivical Cancer when I was 23 years old. I was also tested for Lynch syndrom but it came back as negative.
I would love to talk with people who have gone through the treatment or are on their own journey as well.
I am in Melbourne.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.