The news came as a bit of a shock as I was so focused on getting ready for our trip - we could believe it.
I was admitted to hospital for a resection and had an ileostomy for 12 weeks, which was reversed in September. I certainly hit the ground running from telling my GP I was bleeding to being diagnosed with bowel cancer.
But I can honestly say I am so grateful for the support and care I was given and feel very fortunate it was picked up at such an early stage.
Everything has gone smoothly with my reversal. I have only had a bit more constipation but nothing else.
I recommend others to tell their doctor if they see or feel anything that’s not right and to ask for it to be checked. I’m lucky I listened to my doctor because at first I thought it really wasn’t necessary, especially before going on a three month holiday.