A positive stage 4 story
Just wanted to share a positive story. Last Sunday I completed the London Marathon in aid of Beating Bowel Cancer and meet some fantastic people along the way. There were about 70 of us running for the charity and we all had our own motivations - personal, family, friends affected by this disease.
Mine came down to a diary entry from 2010, about 6 months after I was diagnosed Stage IV with inoperable liver mets and during chemo. For some reason I wrote 'Run London Marathon' in my diary as a target - it didn't make any sense at the time. About a year later I had a resection which was originally refused due to portal node involvement, I had a couple of years clear then a PALN met and back on palliative chemo followed by the miraculous cyberknife and last year, feeling optimistic I applied for a place in the run.
I cannot tell you how wonderful and guilty I feel to be alive to tell this and to know that sharing this story of what can be will not be for everyone with a terrible diagnosis like I had.