I was originally diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2011 after not feeling well for a couple of months.
Before the end of that year, I had experienced chemo, radiotherapy, numerous tests, the removal operation, had a temporary stoma fitted and was on post-operative chemo – quite a few months.
All went well over the next two years or so, the stoma was reversed and progress was being made, then a secondary cancer was found.
A lung resection followed and I have just passed the two year mark, successfully this time.
I teamed up with Bowel Cancer Australia quite early, they are very supportive and all funds are very wisely used, which is why I am happy to support Decembeard this year.
Although I do not have a beard and will need to grow one, I do have a moustache, which has been there for a very long time. I have had my Mo for over 40 years - but it has to go! So on January 1st 2018 all facial hair will be removed to support this campaign.
Please support Bowel Cancer Australia with this initiative to help them to raise awareness of bowel cancer.