Tagged: #VIC

29
Sep
2014
I was 45 when I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in 2000.

At an early age and having a family history of FAP, for which I was screened, I was told that, like my two older brothers, I carried the gene (my mother was the first and she passed away a couple of years later). My sister was also discovered to have the gene. So from as early as in my 20's, I carried out regular screening.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
05
Aug
2014

Event Description: Run Melbourne is a great event, which not only encourages participants of all ages and abilities to get outside, get fit and have fun, but also allows you to do so whilst supporting the charity of your choice.

Website: http://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne-2018-about/ 

Event Location: Sydney, NSW

Event’s fundraising URL:  https://runmelbourne2018.everydayhero.com/au/get-started 

Event’s registration URL:   https://app.realbuzzregistrations.com/events/sole-motive/run-melbourne-2018/login/?next=%2Fevents%2Fsole-motive%2Frun-melbourne-2018%2Fprofile%2F 

Please Note: Bowel Cancer Australia is not involved in the organising, running or managing of this listed event/activity and is not responsibile for the listings made by community fundraisers.

05
Aug
2014

Event Description: Stadium Stomp takes stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level. It's the ultimate stair climbing challenge held at some of Australia's largest and most well known stadiums. Participants climb up, down and around the stairs within the stadium bays, traversing literally thousands of stairs along the way. The course options available make this event open to all levels of fitness. 

Website: http://www.stadiumstomp.com.au/ 

Event Location: MCG, Melbourne, VIC

Event fundraising URL: Coming soon

Event registration URL: Coming soon

Please Note: Bowel Cancer Australia is not involved in the organising, running or managing of this listed event/activity and is not responsibile for the listings made by community fundraisers.

09
Apr
2014

At least three years before I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I went to the doctor with a bloated stomach and increased bowel motions however the doctor didn't really look into it.

A year or so later I went to emergency with excruciating pain, blood and mucus. I was given morphine and sent home. I continued to experience pain, blood and mucus and passing bowel motions up to 10 times a day.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
09
Apr
2014

In May 2013 I was admitted to hospital for appendicitis. 

Prior to the operation, my surgeon was concerned that my symptoms didn't match up 100% with appendicitis, so he scheduled me for a CT scan instead.

Three years earlier I had passed a large volume of blood in the toilet bowl after going to the toilet. I went to a GP who said not to worry about it unless it happened again. As it didn't happen again I didn't go back to him.

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