Hi everyone. I'm 59. Noticed blood in stool in late June . . . its now 9 Sept - 3 weeks into a 5-week Cap Chemo/Radiotherapy course.
Getting tired a lot and given up alcohol (because it irritates by bowel - sore from the radio, and iritates my wife who says I should leave the red wine til I'm better!)
Its hard to be in this Journey but I have such a heightened regard for Nurses, Helpers, Surgeons and Doctors now - They are all magic! Thank you all very much. A positive attitude helps I've found. Saw my Consultant Surgeon last Friday by accident while having blood tests . . . He said "My, you're looking well!" . . . . I said "Well? . . I've got news for you!" . . . We laughed but I find it helps.
I read everything on the net but one piece of advice I have been given is PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE DATE ON POSTS. My Consultant says that progress in pre and post care, and in pre and post treatment and surgery is so rapid now that last year's news is now a new starting point.
My sympathies with everyone who is going through this, but it could be far worse . . . we all have a chance, let's take it!