Tagged: #Loved One

09
Apr
2015
Following on from Lewis and Steph's marvellous Great Ocean Road marathon fundraiser in 2014 (that raised $9,425) the pair have enthusiastically continued their support during Lewis' training for the 56km Two Bays Trail Run as well as the 235km Peaks Challenge bike ride in March 2015.
 
"As for the run itself it was certainly a challenge. The hard work for these events is normally in the preparation with the run itself just carrying the fear of the body letting me down matched with the thrill of achieving a personal goal. In this case though I admit to underestimating just how tough the actual run would be. The course itself was spectacular but after hitting the wall three and a half hours in it took all my reserves to continue for another two hours to the finish line" said Lewis.
 
"One of the toughest things I find with Steph's disease is the helplessness of not being able to assist. I often marvel at her attitude as she endures the nausea, rashes and other side effects of her treatment. It certainly makes motivating oneself to get out for a run an easy task".
09
Apr
2014

My husband performed his BowelScreen test in April 2013 and the results came back two weeks later informing him he had a positive result. 

Our GP organised for my husband to see a specialist and he was referred for a colonoscopy in May, which located a bowel tumour immediately.

We were initially told it was a low grade stage III cancer of the bowel. After six weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy it was considered a stage II bowel cancer.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
07
Nov
2013

Kim was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2012 and passed away on 8th May 2013. We are just coming up to 6 months since his passing and I am here to share his dreadful journey.

Kim was being treated for constipation, no bleeding or anything to let us know there was a problem. After 10 days he started vomiting and I took him to the hospital in Brisbane. He spent a week in hospital to clear his bowel, then a big op to remove a large cancer in his bowel that had burst through the bowel wall. He had chemo 24/7 but still had lots of pain. Another week in hospital only to be told he had the all clear.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
07
Oct
2013

My brother Jeff was just 31 when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He passed away nearly two years later in June 2013. He left behind his beautiful wife Nicole and two gorgeous daughters, aged six and four.

Jeff did not have any symptoms that rang any alarm bells until he started to feel like he had no energy. He looked pale and we urged him to visit his doctor for some blood tests which showed him to be anaemic. He then had a colonoscopy and gastroscopy, which showed up a large doughnut- shaped tumour in his colon.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
05
Sep
2013

In 2005 when I was 14, my father was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer.  Dad was just 38 at the time and given a low chance of surviving five years.  That was eight years ago and he is still with us, happy and healthy today.

Finding out dad had bowel cancer was a complete shock.  Following his diagnosis, he underwent surgery and half of his large intestine was removed.  He then was prescribed Xeloda as chemotherapy and, like most cancer patients, experienced a lot of difficulty with the treatment.  Over the next 12 months, he attempted other forms of therapy but due to our location in a regional area, he ended up continuing with the tablets.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
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