I just wanted to share my story with you and anyone who would be interested to not only raise awareness, but to show that people can get through the worst of things and there is always a positive side to things.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
Chronic inflammation can cause continuous turnover of cells in the intestinal lining.
As cells ‘turnover’, old cells are replaced with new cells.
Each time cells turnover, the risk of irregularities that may lead to bowel cancer increases.
As a result, people living with IBD are considered to be at a higher risk of developing bowel cancer approximately 8 to 10 years after they first start experiencing inflammation of the gut.
A quick delicious nutrition filled lunch high in protein, calcium and flavour
Plus some quick and easy biscuits that are great to whip up for unexpected guests NOTE : eat sugar moderately as part of a healthy diet
"Our great friend Marcus always brought out the best in everyone. His encouragement, support and belief in people made everyone be the best they could be. He was a much loved father, husband, teacher, friend and personal trainer. He loved to run his own parkrun along the Elwood foreshore every Saturday morning.
“Imagine a roller coaster,” said Dr Peter Harvey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in a presentation he gave titled ‘After the Treatment Finishes – Then What?’
“Some of you will find this an exciting and thrilling image; others of you – like – me – will find it terrifying and beyond belief that anyone in their right mind would willingly subject themselves to the torment of being transported a high speed and with great discomfort in this manner.”
“However, I have chosen this image to represent the process of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer."