Kick Ass Story

02
Feb
2018

My name is Linda and I have stage 4 Colorectal Signet Ring Cell adenocarcinoma. My story goes like this....

In March 2015, at age 47, I discovered a huge lump on the right side of my abdomen. I left it for a while as I thought it would go away. After a week I thought I had better go to my GP.

02
Feb
2018

Here is my timeline glimpse of how quickly a diagnosis and treatment occur. This is my Kick Ass Story.

*March 2015

National Bowel Cancer screening program (FOBT).

08
Mar
2018

Being told at 22 that you have cancer is something you think would never happen to you. I still remember the exact spot I was sitting when I got the phone call of my biopsy results. I didn't know then, but it would take months for me to realize the full impact of what it means to "have cancer". Being at the age and maturity level I was - I handled it surprisingly well. I was in shock, but I didn't quite have all the facts and that one question was lingering in the back of my mind - had it spread?

26
Feb
2019

My name is Loretta McEvoy, and at the age of 49, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bowel Cancer.

02
Feb
2018

Starting a new year feeling great after a long Christmas holiday makes it very hard to comprehend what last year served up. I remember thinking at the start of 2017 how excited I was about the changes that I had planned for the year. I could never have imagined that a bowel cancer diagnosis would be on the cards and change everything.

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