In April 2015, 5 weeks after my son was born, I was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer.
My doctor misdiagnosed me saying I was too healthy and young to have cancer.
But because my son had just been born I thought it was best to go for a colonoscopy where they found a 4cm tumour in my rectum.
18 months later after 19 weeks of chemotherapy, 7 weeks of radiotherapy, 22 weeks with a colostomy bag and 2 surgeries, I feel better than ever.
After so many dark days I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams that I would ever be able to feel this good.
So no matter how hard things may get, try and stay positive and focused, and hold on to hope.
You are all a reminder of how much good there is still left in the world.
I’m participating in Decembeard again this year to help Bowel Cancer Australia, who wonderfully helps others affected by this horrible disease.
Keep up the fantastic work everybody!
There’s still time to show your support in helping to raise awareness and funds to beat bowel cancer.