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Searching For Meaning After Cancer Diagnosis

In February of 2015 I left my marriage of 30years.  The next year, April 2016, the day after Mothers Day, at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and told I had 2 to 3 years to live.  Maybe 4 with chemo.  Do I feel blessed?  Absolutely!  The cancer, and my marriage breakdown, have both catapulted me towards becoming a more authentic version of myself!   An unexpected diagnosis brings home the truth that we simply can’t know what lay ahead, so why do we spend so much time focusing our attention on a future in which we have no control? I am now simply at the next phase of my life here and now. The cancer has created so many blessings, and perhaps if I didn’t already have such strong spiritual conviction, I may have missed recognising these beautiful blessed gifts. In searching for greater meaning Read More

Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer!  No warning.  None.  Blood tests fine. Bowel movements normal.  General health is optimal.  Am I feeling positive?  Absolutely!  Cancer treatment is improving all the time and despite doctors still being very negative when delivering prognosis, there are plenty of encouraging survivor stories out there.  When first diagnosed,  I found that reading personal accounts from others on a similar journey offered hope and encouragement that doctors largely seemed unwilling or incapable of giving. My own journey through treatment has been such a positive experience. It is my wish that by sharing my own journey through Stage IV bowel cancer and chemotherapy,  you will feel more hopeful about your own future.  At the very least, you may find a sense of peace. Please share us with your friends:0