Tagged: #Loved One


In 2010, I was 19 and planning my wedding. Unlike most brides-to-be, I was also in and out of the GP’s office fighting with her to take my bowel issues seriously and undergoing a series of tests.

I was extremely anaemic and required weekly infusions over 12 weeks, in the lead up to my wedding.

When a FOBT confirmed positive for blood in my stools, my GP still kept telling me “you are too young for bowel cancer” and that it was a waste of her time to pursue testing further because she was confident it would come back negative.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

When my wife (pictured) was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in June this year, our previously calm and controlled world stopped momentarily. After we gathered our thoughts and prepared Michelle for her treatment, I recalled what a great man in Neale Daniher (MND sufferer) told me: Be a doer, not a thinker….be a giver, not a taker!

My name is Kerry. I married my husband Peter when we were 21, and we just celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. I guess you could say we are the classic “childhood sweethearts”.

Our life has been one of a busy happy family.

The past two decades have been busy, working and raising two young adults and maintaining ties with family and friends.
Published in Latest News
My husband had participated in FOBT screening and had three prior negative tests over 5 years.
His symptoms of bleeding and incomplete bowel evacuation only happened prior to his diagnosis.
Our GP thought it was most likely haemorrhoids but referred him to a colorectal surgeon.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

Last year my Mum lost her appetite, lost weight, and began to get extreme pain in her stomach after eating.

We used to meet every Saturday for coffee and the changes were very worrying to me.
She had an ultrasound after experiencing constipation due to a tummy bug she’d picked up while travelling.
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