I was diagnosed in October 2014 after seeing my GP about a change in my bowel movements.
Initially I asked for a stool test kit, however my GP wanted me to have a more thorough assessment and referred me to have a colonoscopy, which was organised for the following Wednesday.
When I awoke up from my colonoscopy the doctor told me he needed to speak with me but wanted to wait until I was more awake. I told him I was feeling wide awake so to hit me with the news. That was when I discovered a tumour in my bowel had been found and the specialist believed it was cancerous.