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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
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.
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.
I used to eat all of the recommended things for healthy living – fresh fruits and vegetables, protein from a range of high quality sources like meat, seafood and nuts. When it came to things like cheese, chocolate and coffee, I ate them only in moderation.

Due to an ileostomy I received following bowel cancer surgery, I now have to consume a ‘low residue’ (low fibre) diet, consisting of low fibre white bread, mashed vegetables and jelly.
Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
A very warm congratulations to the 'Bum Runners'!
Inspired by team member Emma's personal bowel cancer journey, the team raised over $13,250 through the Melbourne Marathon, and looked fabulous in their Bum Shorts!
"Since being diagnosed with bowel cancer in April 2012 at the age of 30, I've been exposed to the devastating effects cancer has on those diagnosed and their families.In just one short year, I've experienced people my own age passing away from this disease, the very disease I'm currently fighting.
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