I had bowel cancer surgery three years ago. Firstly I must say I'm glad to be here in one piece (a bit missing) thanks to surgeon Dr Sopylo in Warsaw, so I'm not complaining. The problem is recovery. My large intestine seems to have a mind of its own, especially after food. I work as a supply teacher and can't afford to retire. Work can be difficult and embarrassing with the need at times to run to the toilet every few minutes.
Can I register as disabled or get any help? I don't like asking. I've worked all my life with almost no time off on the sick. I've worked for 40 years with a damaged arm nerve. As a young lad I continued working with a broken jaw. But it's getting to be a big problem at 64.
Also - will this bowel ever get back to normal? I exercise and eat a good diet. What should I do?