Kick Ass Story

26
Feb
2019

My bowel cancer journey began in May 2018 and little did I know that the symptoms I was experiencing would lead to such a diagnosis.

02
Feb
2018

I had a very difficult pregnancy with my third child and was hospitalised with severe pain for the final weeks as I was unable to walk.

Six weeks after giving birth at age 38 I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. The pain I had been experiencing throughout my pregnancy was actually a bone metastasis on my pelvis.

02
Feb
2018

My name is Barbara and I was first diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2015, three days after I turned 60. I am the youngest of six children, mum and dad lived till 85 and 91 respectively and there is no record of any cancer in my family history.

I had been experiencing some bleeding, but both my daughters had had the same and were both given a diagnosis of colitis, so I thought I would be told the same. I also had blood tests done which indicated NO bowel or ovarian cancer! It was therefore a great shock to be given the “Big C “ news.

26
Feb
2019

Hi, my name is Benita and it is a year since I received my stage 4 bowel cancer diagnosis.

26
Feb
2019

My name is Bridget Bennie I am 34 years old and a mum of a 3 and 1 year old. In May 2018 my world was rocked, when I was diagnosed with stage IIIa Bowel Cancer. I will always remember the date, because it was my daughter’s first birthday. At the time it was very important to me to delay my colonoscopy because I didn’t want the anesthetic to effect my breast milk. Funny the things that used to be so important.

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