Kick Ass Story

13
Mar
2019

My name is Kerry, diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in Sept 2018 aged 53.

07
Mar
2019

Never in my wildest of dreams could I ever have imagined I would hear the words, "you have 6 months to 2 years left," especially at the age of 36.

22
Mar
2018

What do people with bowel cancer look like? Surely, they must feel sick even if they don't look sick? Not always and certainly not in my case.

In early 2010, I had been seeing bright red blood in my stools for between four to six weeks before I saw my GP. Because a similar thing had happened after my children were born, the experience wasn’t totally unfamiliar to me. I felt normal and my energy levels were great. Nothing felt unusual or different. It must be haemorrhoids I thought!

02
Feb
2018

"It won't be cancer, you're too young to have bowel cancer"

I received this misinformed advice from my GP after visiting him a number of times to discuss ongoing symptoms I had been experiencing. Sadly, since being diagnosed at age 27 with Stage 3C bowel cancer I have learnt that a number of other young women have had very similar experiences with their own health care professional.

02
Feb
2018

In 2013, I was 37 years old. Overnight I went from being healthy and extremely fit to fatigued. I worked full time (40 hours a week), was the secretary of the P&C, managed my son’s soccer team and ran the household. My husband insisted I was so tired because I was doing so much. I knew this wasn’t the case, as it was a sudden drastic change in my health.

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