Some Positives About Having Bowel Cancer

Firstly “Decembeard” This December I’m getting together with a group of my closest friends – Tony Bobath, Andy Glaser, Richard Ilsley and Mick Finlay – to take part in “Decembeard”. On 30th November, we shaved off any existing facial hair and have thrown away our razors for the whole of December. This is an annual fundraising event … Continue reading Some Positives About Having Bowel Cancer

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Let’s Talk About Dying. Cancer’s Big Downside!

First the Health Update Back on the chemo! For the cancer geeks, I’m taking 6 cycles of Oxaliplatin via a drip in hospital combined with Capecitabine tablets which I take at home for 2 weeks. I then have a week off before starting again. The Oxaliplatin side effects are quite hard, in particular an acute … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Dying. Cancer’s Big Downside!

Bowel Cancer UK / Beating Bowel Cancer Merger and New Brand

Health Update Good news! On Tuesday I received the result from my latest scan following the completion of my last 8 cycles of chemotherapy. Basically there’s no significant change in the disease in my liver and lungs and the cancer markers in my blood have reduced. My prognosis is still 2 years or so, but … Continue reading Bowel Cancer UK / Beating Bowel Cancer Merger and New Brand