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24
Aug
2010

Over Christmas 2007, I was incredibly sick with what I thought was food poisoning until the sickness quickly turned into severe pain.  I decided go to my local hospital in Macksville, where I was admitted for two days and given a colonoscopy to investigate the abdominal pain. The diagnosis was bowel cancer and 10 days later I had surgery.  I had 55cm of bowel and 17 lymph nodes removed and fortunately only four nodes were cancerous.  I now have a secondary tumour between my bladder and rectum, which we hope will respond to the chemotherapy I’m undergoing.

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