This could have gone in any number of forums, but here is appropriate perhaps, and I'm not in the bowel (colorectal) cancer group.
This is a podcast hosted by BBC journalist Craig Oliver talking to George Alagiah, another BBC reporter who was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer in 2013 aged 59. He took breaks from work and has various operations, radio & chemo therapy. He talks openly about how it has changed his priorities and his perspective on life.
I liked it. Warning - there's some emotion in the middle! You can also read the transcript at the link I posted too, instead of listening (but the emotion is still there!). Made me cry and I suggested my hubby should listen to it.
It just sums up totally how I felt after being advised we (consultant urologist + me) were looking to control not cure my metastatic kidney cancer. Don't be sad about what you MAY not experience, (eg children graduating, getting married) but instead be thankful for the time we have and will, spend together, and being able to see them become independent adults.
Thank you for this.
I remember George Allagiah on the news. I read the transcript and it was very interesting how someone copes with the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer xx
I read it too. Thanks for posting it. Rainie x
Thanks for posting this Clair, very moving.
There was a radio 4 presenter, Steve Hewlett who did a weekly broadcast about his cancer and treatments, if you can get it it is very interesting to listen to, I used to listen driving to and from work and especially near the end it was very difficult at times. I would never have thought that one day I would be having to go through similar things.