Hitting rock bottom

On 7th October 2016 I received the worst news imaginable. I was sat down ready to receive my MRI results which would tell me why I have had trouble urinating. First, we got the ‘good news’ (the words the doctor used) that there’s no reason I should struggle urinating if we took the catheter out…

Premature Celebration

By now, most people have probably seen the celebration I had on Thursday after receiving the wonderful results that my tumours in my Liver have shrunk! This meant my Chemotherapy was working and I was on the path to recovery, I’d never felt so relieved. I have been kept in the hospital since last Thursday…

Croeso i Cymru! (Welcome to wales!)

So I got back from my trip to Wales yesterday. I stayed on a Haven campsite called Hafan Y Mor, a place I had visited two years on the go with my family when I was younger. As soon as I got there I started remembering the area which was nice for me to reminisce,…

Ready For A Much Needed Break

Last time I made a blog post I mentioned my idea to make a video touring the TYA unit where I receive my treatment and about being in The Daily Express. Since then, I posted my video and it got a great response (despite me thinking it was massively cringey), and was even shared on…

Making My Mark

As most people should know, I’ve been trying my best with the amount of energy and time I have to raise awareness around bowel cancer in younger people, to make people aware that even though it’s unlikely, it’s not impossible and if the symptoms continue after being brushed off and diagnosed with IBS, it’s important…

Cancer? What Cancer?

WARNING: This blog post isn’t one that should be read whilst eating or due to eat. I’m sticking true to my words and being brutally honest and truthful throughout all my blog posts, not holding back on the severity of the side effects and explaining it in full detail for the people who read my blog…

Back to Some Sort of Normality

I’ve had the pleasure of being home now for nearly four full days now. The nearly comes from the hospital leave I was given the night before my chemo. It was decided on Tuesday 26th July that I was well enough to go ahead with my Chemo on Wednesday 27th July with a 20% reduction…

Decision day

Yesterday, I was given home leave. This was amazing news as I had sorely missed seeing my sisters, my little niece, Lola, and nephews, Lewis and Alfie (Sadly, no Harvey as he was still at school), and of course, my baby boys Denzel and Casper. Despite being happy to be home however, I didn’t feel too…

Drowning whilst on land

Since being in hospital, things feel like they’ve went from bad to worse. With the amount of different things they’re giving me you would have thought by now they’d have begun working, but they haven’t.

Everything in a nutshell (Timeline of events)

A constant up-to-date progress page explaining simply how far along I am with treatment 16th May 2016 – Diagnosed with Bowel Cancer with secondaries in the Liver 26th May 2016 – Admitted to Whiston Hospital after taking ill 27th May 2016 – Colostomy surgery with the addition of my bowel tumour being removed 7th June 2016 –…

Back inside again

By being back inside, as most will probably already know, I mean hospital. Around 4am this morning (15th July 2016) I was in severe pain, sending my boyfriend, Paul, into a state of panic as he tried to shush me. He was sort of rocking me like a child, trying to calm me as you…