Hi Dave, it seems to have gone awol mate. I just wanted to say that I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November 13 and was operated on in December 13. I was home just in time for Christmas , although I wasn't that well. This was followed by 7 months of chemotherapy, unpleasant but bearable. The worst part was the tiredness and stomach cramps from it. I had a 3 hour session on IV then three weeks of tablets then a weeks rest from it all. It was hard. I'd had a right sided hemi - colectomy through key hole surgery and was fortunate to not need a bag afterwards. There are are times when I get a bit down from it all but that soon goes when I think how lucky I was that they caught it early enough and that there were no secondaries. I had my first year scan just before Christmas last year then had to wait for the results for a fortnight, cat on a hot tin roof springs to mind, but my results were good news and I don't have to see them for another year now.
It's a hard few months at first but it gets easier and there is light at the end of it. The answer is to KNOW you are going to beat it and tell everyone else that too. It worked for me . Hopefully you have a partner that can help you through the dark days, I did and she was invaluable. I hope all goes well mate, just keep positive , a little exercise regularly and keep at it.
Good luck with it all and I'm always here if you need a chat. All the best bud. Steve.
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