A blog about Rectal Cancer, and the roller-coaster it takes you on. No matter how sick you start to feel you just can't get off until it stops - one way or another - and in the meantime life goes on pretty much as normal.
So this is a blog both about rectal cancer and life going on as normally as possible... :-)
Please do feel free to leave comments, comments are great :-)
I'm Carole, living in London, happily married and mum to two amazing boys.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in April 2010.
Surgery took place in November 2010 and I now have a permanent colostomy...Spinal mets were then diagnosed in October 2011...In January 2012 I was told of further spread to the hip area (multiple lesions)..My life expectancy is now 6-9 months. Walk alongside me on the last part of my experience with this..
Last night whilst browsing around I came across a blog by a guy called Ryan in the US who had been diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
His blog is now in my blog list entitled 'I made Cancer my bitch' and it's definitely worth reading - whether you have Hodgkin's or not...
He's also set up an online shop to sell cancer related items. We appear to have nothing like this in the UK (well, not that I can find anyway) and I'm putting the link here to his online shop simply because I think his attitude and his stuff are both great.
Link to the shop
Some examples of the stuff he has for sale below (copied with Ryan's permission)
Also, he DOES ship to the UK and worldwide for very reasonable rates.
Cancer Greetings Cards
Cancer Coffee Mugs
Cancer Fridge Magnets....
On his website, you'll also find other goodies like Sweatshirts, T Shirts, bags AND there's money saving special offers there at the moment.
Go and have a look and see if you can find something to cheer you (or someone else) up :-)