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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.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
09
Apr
2014

Prior to leaving for a three month holiday in our caravan I went to my doctor to get my blood pressure script for our journey ahead.

During the consultation my doctor asked how I was and I said ‘oh, I think those hemorrhoids must have popped’. She recommended I get checked out by a specialist before I left the following week.

Within the week I was able to get in to see a specialist who said I needed a colonoscopy. I explained I was going away but thankfully he had a cancellation on the Monday (I was going away on the Thursday). The day after my colonoscopy I got the phone call saying ‘you are not going anywhere you have cancer’.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
30
Mar
2014
Inspired by the effects of bowel cancer on the lives of their families, good friends Callie, Michelle and Jennelle joined together to make a difference for a cause that was very close to their hearts. They set out to raise valuable funds for Bowel Cancer Australia in the hope that it would to go towards promoting awareness, providing support to those affected and conducting research into the disease.
 
The girls held a ladies high tea in their backyard and provided delicious food and drinks for guests who paid to come along and join in the fun.
 
The garden was decorated to create a magical array of red, pink and white bunting, lanterns and flowers. With two fabulously comedic MCs, Tim and James, the day couldn't have got off to a better start.
23
Mar
2014
Pushing his mind and body to the limit, personal trainer and Bowel Cancer Australia super supporter Peter has once again taken on the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship. Continuing to proudly raise much needed awareness funds and awareness for the charity in memory of his Mum, who sadly passed away from bowel cancer in February 2006.
 
"I thought once was enough, but after all of the tremendous support I received, the awareness raised and the fundraising target that we achieved, I decided to do it all again. I managed to raise $12,000 this time around but I am very happy with it as people have mentioned how much harder it is the second time around. I also managed to beat last years' time (and last year was cut short due to the dangerous swim conditions) so I improved quite a lot. I've signed up to go again, so I will be hoping to get another outfit going in preparation, one that stands out in the crowd hopefully".
 
Thank you Peter for your continued support, our warmest congratulations on your inspirational achievements to date, and best wishes for your next big challenge.
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