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 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 [...]

The Stupid Things People Say When You Have Cancer!

When You Find Out You Have Cancer... I would prepare yourself for when people say (what I think) are very stupid things. The most common comment being “I knew someone who had cancer and died”, seriously, who are you helping when you say that? There is also my personal favourite, “just think positively and you’ll [...]

#100ActiveDays – Day 26

Day 26 - Dog Walking I don't actually have a dog, but my friend does so I was able to take advantage of the surprisingly wonderful weather today and go dog walking with all the children.  Even managed to fit in a touch of tree climbing! I have had some awesome 'challenges' to keep me [...]