At age 44 I was diagnosed at stage 3 colon cancer in 4 th December 2017. That day was turn my life upside down I wish I had known then what I know now and I do wish I had understood that a colonoscopy is the ONLY way to rule out colon cancer. Oh how different life would be if we all had those chances to go back and take different paths.
Six months of chemo, three emergency hospitalizations for chemo related issues, still I am recovering with lots of financial problems with three little beautiful kids and my lovely wife.
I am not sure what lays ahead but have every faith that the battle has been won and is behind me. I was so sick from chemo that there is no way any cancer cells survived that!
Currently, I need to share my story to turn this journey into one of positive attitude. After removed 30 cm colon with 5 cm malignant, my bowel habit has totally changed. I have to go to the toilet every 2-3 hours in a day time with other issues. Since December 2017 I haven’t been to work due to a range of issues, mainly been uncomfortable with my toileting routine. With a great frustration and the continuously been stress with financial difficulties I have decided to start a small business to survive with my family.
Therefore, I recently completed a course to become a Clean Energy Council accredited designer for installing solar systems and begun a business with solar installation in residential area in Queensland.
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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.