Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 18 – Know Your Colostomy from your Ileostomy

Day 17 - My DictiOSTOMY! This is something that is commonly confused, especially by the media, so this is basically it in my version of a dictionary - My DictiOSTOMY STOMA Stoma, literally translated, means 'mouth' or opening.  In this case referring to the opening from the colon coming through the abdomen. COLOSTOMY The more common, or [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 14 – When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 14 – When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms

Day 14 - When I Knew Something Was Wrong and My Symptoms I will always remember the look on the colonoscopy consultant's face when he told me he had found a tumour he believed to be cancerous.  Pure shock.  The nurse looked like she was going to cry and my husband's jaw was somewhere near [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 13

Day 13 - Take Responsibility for Your Own Health If you are unhappy with the direction your GP is taking, do not be nervous to ask for a second opinion or to push for a referral. It is what doctors are there for… to assist you with your health. Unfortunately things do occasionally get overlooked or [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 9

Did you know Oats are like natures natural loofa for your intestines? As the move through the intestine they gentler clean and drag toxins out with them making them great for a healthy bowel!If you like my blog, nominations for Brilliance in Blogging are now open, find out about the #BiBs and how to nominate [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 8 – The Truth of the Colonoscopy

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 8 – The Truth of the Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a simple procedure where a tiny camera is inserted in to the colon so the doctor can see exactly what is going on in the large intestine. Before the Procedure... You have to drink what can only be described as a minging drink, which will act as a laxative to empty the bowel. [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 6

Did you know…  Bowel Cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer and the third biggest cancer amongst women. Bowel Cancer is also very treatable if caught early so head to your GP for a referral if you have any of the main symptoms... And remember - DO NOT LET THEM TURN YOU AWAY BECAUSE OF [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Day 5

Another common misconception about Bowel Cancer… If you experience rectal bleeding and then it goes away, that doesn't mean it was nothing. This is something I was told by a GP and was something a lady I recently spoke to had also heard the same statement from her GP. I was told that if the bleeding [...]