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 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 2

What is Bowel Cancer? Cancer in the large or small intestines right down to the rectum is commonly referred to as Bowel Cancer - so that includes colon cancer, colorectal cancer and rectal cancer. Most Bowel Cancer tumours develop from polyps in the intestines.  If polyps are caught early they are usually non-cancerous and they [...]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month!

HAPPY BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVERYONE! Yes April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month.  A chance to talk about all things Bowel Cancer related.  Yay! To help raise awareness, everyday this month I will be posting information, articles, what to look for, facts and how tops…  So stay tuned to find out all the information you [...]

The Last 36 Hours! Good Morning Britain, ITV News and World Cancer Day

The last 36 hours have been unexpected, bizarre and awesome. I knew that to coincide with World Cancer Day the lovely Cancer Research UK were going release the latest shocking statistic that 1 in 2 of us will now be effected by cancer, which I have written about here.  I also knew CRUK were going to [...]

Cancer, the Benefit of Hindsight and the Lowest of the Low

A lady wrote to me recently praising my positive attitude to having cancer.  This lady also went on to say that her son had cancer and that he was in a very negative place and she had tried encouraging him to read my blog to gain a different perspective but that he wasn't interested and so [...]