Kick Ass Story

02
Feb
2018

I’d had stomach discomfort (bloating, occasional diarrhoea, cramping) on and off for a year or so, before seeing my GP. Looking back, I was also probably a bit more tired than usual however having only become a first time parent the year prior, I put a lot of my symptoms down to that. I was only 33 at the time.

After finally getting to the GP, further investigation showed I had blood in my stool. However, my blood tests apparently ruled out anything ‘sinister’, so I toddled off rather nonchalantly to my ‘precautionary’ colonoscopy.

26
Feb
2019

I was first diagnosed with bowel cancer a few weeks before my 28th birthday, and a month before my wedding.

02
Feb
2018

I started to feel unwell during the latter stage of December 2014. I was often very tired, weak and had lost weight which I attributed to a lack of appetite due to erratic abdominal pain.

When I began experiencing an inconsistency in bowel habits I saw my GP and they thought I had a stomach bug. Despite treatment, my symptoms persisted and after more GP visits, a full round of tests were undertaken, resulting in a trip to Emergency for an iron infusion as my levels were critically low.

07
Mar
2019

My name is Sarah I’m now 36 but was diagnosed with bowel cancer back in May 2016 when I was 33.

07
Mar
2019

I feel I only had cancer for 6weeks and it didn't really hit me. It hit my husband and family instead. It feels like they went through it instead of me.

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