Paula Walks All Over Cancer
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In July 2017 my GP referred me for a colonoscopy for suspected bowel-cancer. Subsequently, a large growth was discovered in my ascending bowel. Facing surgery, I feared the worst as there is a history of bowel cancer in my family. In October 2017 I underwent a right hemi-colectomy, but it was another two weeks before my consultant confirmed that my 'growth' was a non-malignant adenoma. Four months on from my operation, I still think, at least once every day, how lucky I am to have had such a good outcome. I'm still trying to get my fitness and stamina back after what was major surgery; and doing 10,000 steps a day, whilst raising money for a good cause, seems a good way to do it. I count myself as being very lucky but I know others who are coping with a cancer diagnosis at the moment and want to do my bit to combat this dreadful disease. By the way, I'm 64, proving you're never to old to get your trainers on.
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