I just got back from a family holiday in Bali when I started feeling very fatigued, dizzy, abdominal pain and short of breath. I was 26 at the time.
To say that I was shocked when I received my bowel cancer diagnosis three years ago is an understatement. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer that had spread to my liver and lung.
I was scared and angry and couldn’t believe this was happening to ME!
I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in September 2012, aged 47.
I was relatively fit and not overweight. In fact, as I was being prepped for what was to be my first gastroscopy, I was told I was a bean pole (that made me laugh).
I had a very good diet, didn’t smoke, and I drank maybe a glass of alcohol a day. But I was just feeling “tired” and I have never felt tired before.