My diagnosis affected my husband and children very badly, and it has been hard to live with the ongoing worry that the cancer might return. But I have been given the all clear for now so we just have to accept that and try to move on.
If I have learned anything, it’s that this cancer does not discriminate. Age, gender and state of health don’t necessarily matter – it can happen to anyone. I really think people should be made more aware of that fact so I try to talk about bowel cancer whenever I can. We really need to get the message out there.
It’s okay to talk about it and the problems you are having. Bowel Cancer is not a dirty cancer and until people realise this, it’s going to be an ongoing problem. I believe the more we talk about it and understand it, perhaps more people will survive it.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, its not the end.