Hi Lauren, I am 38 and my 38 year old husband is currently palliative with bowel cancer. He was diagnosed stage 4 in December of 2018. We have 2 kids under 6. Since diagnosis he had some early success with chemotherapy and his life was extended to nearly 2 years from a stage 4 diagnosis. We went around Australia in a caravan with our children. We visited chemo wards all over Australia. He eventually ran out of chemo options, and an immunotherapy trial in Melbourne looked promising. He went over to Melbourne for an immunotherapy trial just as Melbourne went back into lockdown at the end of July. We didn't see him for 2 months, as we live in Hobart and he couldn't come home due to Tasmanian border closures. He eventually did come home, and pretty much the day he finished isolation he started to go yellow with liver failure, and we entered the world of palliative care. So anyway, we do have some similarities in our story, Covid lockdowns have really been awful for those with limited life.
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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.