I am 56 years old and I live in the West Midlands where I work for the NHS as an Occupational Therapist, although I am currently on sick leave.
In march this year I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and on the 20th April I had an op to remove the tumour from my sigmoid colon. I am currently waiting to hear how my cancer has been staged and what my prognosis and treatment plan will now be.
My hobbies and interests include photography, art, walking, visiting interesting places, social history and posting on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. I love to be active and "doing" things, I love life and new experiences! However cancer is one of the new experiences I really could have done without!
I am trying to balance a positive and hopeful attitude with a realistic and pragmatic approach to my unexpected situation My diagnosis has set me on a new unexpected journey and my partner and I are trying to adapt to whatever life throws our way!