I had surgery to remove the tumour and currently undergoing chemotherapy, 2 cycles of treatment to go. 11 of 30 nodes tested were shown to have cancer cells. My side effects have been from tingly fingers, twitching feet, indigestion, metallic taste in my mouth, thinning hair to now a rashy face.
After having 2 melanomas removed in 2014, it was a shock to be told I had cancer, but totally unrelated, just bad luck. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease 25 years ago and followed a strict gluten free diet since and had done 2 bowel kits since being 50 that showed negative results.
I'm feeling positive heading towards the end of treatment , crossing everything for a great result. I have great support from family & friends and the staff at Berwick St John of God have been fantastic.
This photo was taken at a wedding 3 weeks ago with my husband Peter. I felt great this day, it was great to dress up with nice hair and makeup.
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In celebration of International Women’s Day each year, Bowel Cancer Australia raises awareness of bowel cancer in women and shares empowering stories from Aussie women who are kicking bowel cancer’s ass.
Are you a kick ass woman living with or beyond bowel cancer, or do you have a female family member or friend that is?
We’re seeking female volunteers of all ages to share their experiences to help raise awareness of bowel cancer in women as part of our annual Kick Ass: Bowel Cancer In Women initiative in March.
Share your own story and help us kick bowel cancer’s ass.