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A warm welcome to anyone who’s made their way round from the Runner’s World article that’s dropped! If you have any comments or questions, particularly about the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, pl…
Well!It’s been over a week since my last entry. No - this time, I’m not in hospital. I’ve been out. I’ve been about. I’ve seen people, places and done things - engaging in actual, proper pastimes …
I arrived home after eight uneasy days in hospital to a freezing cold welcome.  This was because, firstly, I was used to the ‘care home level’ warmth of hospital wards and, secondly, my brot…
Monday arrived and, with it, progress.  Ok the progress was painstakingly slow, but noticeable nonetheless.  I was moved on from a liquid diet to soft food, mainly consisting of porridge, mashed potat…
After Wednesday’s surgery, and two torrid days in HDU, by Saturday morning, I was in a standard hospital ward.  Well it wasn’t quite as standard as I was expecting.  For starters, I was in my own room…
I woke up.  That in itself felt like a bit of a win, given the circumstances. I was a bit groggy and moving didn’t seem to be working, but my brain was switched on and possibly let my voice …
Hello, I’m back!  Home and recovering from one of the most horrible episodes in my short life.  I’m going to write about it in the hope that this helps me process the trauma, but f…
Progress update:Pain down, tubes gradually coming out and I’m walking laps around the ward. Hopefully will be discharged midweek. Been told to eat around 6 small meals a day or graze. Does anyone h…
No blogs recently as I’ve been in hospital for emergency bowel surgery. In until c.late next week. Message for details if intending to visit.…
Today’s blogpost/diary entry/journal/whinge is brought to you by intense waves of abdominal pain.  Yes I’m ok - it’s probably due to bowel fluctuations caused by a combination of chemo and the primary…
It’s a slight exaggeration to say that I’ve done absolutely nothing over the past few days, but it’s not far off. A combination of fluctuating fatigue and reluctance to expose myself to cold weather …
I can’t claim to have mastered much in my relatively short life.  But I am very good at suffering.  I don’t remember of course, but at 28 weeks gestation, it’s safe to say I was born in pain.  It’s li…