At the age of 29, shortly after the birth of my third child, I knew something was not right.
I was brushed off by doctor after doctor, most stating I was too young for it to be anything serious, change my diet or try these antibiotics.
Not even a CT scan picked anything up. It was only after I ended up in emergency because of severe pains that a specialist got me in for an immediate colonoscopy.
That’s when I woke up to the words, ‘We have found a tumor’.
My world changed from that moment.
I had surgery to remove the 5cm tumour which had also spread to my lymph nodes. I also had to undergo six months of chemo.
Fast forward eight years later and I kicked cancer’s ass.
I now have a whole new outlook on life. I have also gone on to have an additional two children, even though they told me the chemo would send me into early menopause.
I am eternally grateful for life after cancer.
My biggest word of advice is - never ignore the signs.