Eight Years Cancer Free – and I’m feeling great.
November 2004 was the darkest period of my life. To be diagnosed with cancer – colorectal, stage 3 bowel cancer was a life-changing, life threatening episode no-one would wish on their worst enemy.
Despite the bleak days that ran into weeks then months I came through bloodied but unbowed.
My doctors, nurses, other health care specialists, my family, my wife – especially my wife, lead me through a long, dark and at times terrifying tunnel to the light at the other end.
Not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for being given a second chance. It’s both sobering and humbling to think of those who have contracted cancer who have not been so lucky.
I try to give back – I regularly give talks to cancer support groups and organisations who want to hear my story.
I’m an ambassador for Cancer CouncilSAin all its wonderful work.
I made a DVD Cancer – What Now? with Cancer CouncilSA to help people dealing with cancer to give them back some control of their lives. But whatever I do somehow it never seems to be enough.
Two years ago I wrote an article on 6 Years Cancer Free – the sentiments are just as pertinent today, perhaps more so.
On the 8th anniversary I want to give away copies of Cancer – What Now? so for the first 10 people to reply on Facebook or My blog The Good Innings I will give you a copy and send it to you post and handling free.
Nobody really wants a DVD dealing with cancer because if you do, it means you, or someone close to you is having to deal with the hideous disease.
If you have the need for Cancer – What Now? just leave a reply below and be among the first ten for a complementary copy.