A Partner’s Perspective

So, this time my wife Sarah has written a moving piece about how she feels having lived through the past 20 months since my cancer diagnosis. It's not always an easy read, but it's so honest in highlighting the impact of cancer on partners and family. Cancer - A Partner's Perspective My friends would probably describe me as calm, … Continue reading A Partner’s Perspective

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Looking Ahead to 2019 With Bowel Cancer

Happy New Year! Just to be totally clear, I'm not overly keen on new year celebrations. Yes I’ve had some good ones over the years, but to me they often feel like forced jollity as we transition from Christmas (which I like) to January (which I don’t), the most miserable month of the year if … Continue reading Looking Ahead to 2019 With Bowel Cancer

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

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!