Three months ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer after a 61mm tumour was found in my rectum during a routine endoscopy and colonoscopy.

I celebrated my 38th birthday on the day of my 11th session for my Radiotherapy treatment program.

Treatment is going ok so far, and it is definitely something that I never expected to do considering I have always been a relatively healthy young guy.

I have to take seven chemotherapy tablets each day of the radiation as well some other tablets that assist the process.

My medical team is great, and they advised me of what would happen during treatment. But I was surprised with how quickly I can now tire and how sore I am.

This is all perfectly normal - but I am not one who is used to being tired and needing the occasional afternoon nap.

The biggest thing I have learnt since my diagnosis is to listen to my body better.

I stayed quiet for a long time despite all of the symptoms being clearly present.

As soon as I have any questions my team answer in detail with what needs to be done and they have always been right.

If you have ANY concerns with your health speak to a doctor before it is too late.

I am fortunate to have a great medical team who have a plan - it will take time, but we are all hoping for a positive result.