Clarkie66

Hi I'm new to this group. My husband was diagnosed with bowel cancer 17th October 2018. He's had a 5 week course of radiotherapy and chemo (taken orally at home), major surgery to remove the tumour, cancer was T4N2, a stoma bag fitted and he is currently having a 6 month course of chemo fortnightly, via the picc line then home with the pump for 46 hours. It's been a tough few months.  It's a journey neither of us would have picked but nevertheless we're on it and we can't get off till the end! We have had too many hospital visits to count, the last was way up in the 100's number wise and I have to admit that my 'Florence Nightingale' hat has slipped a few times over the last few weeks, but it's bloody hard at times and I feel guilty when I'm 'short' in my replies to him (or other people) and feel selfish when I moan about all the things I have to do, and I know it's because I am tired, but, cancer has made me look at life in a completely different way, it's made me realise life really is for living, that we have to accept the things that we cannot change and that along the way we will meet some of the most amazing, inspirational and brave humans who are all going through the same thing, whether it be a cancer sufferer or carer and that love, support and positivity is the only thing that will get us through. So keep on keeping on everyone as it's all we can do :-)

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