I was diagnosed with bowel cancer last Feb & learnt it had spread to my Liver.Before starting Chemo a blockage was found during an Xray and as a consequence I now have a stoma bag. The idea of having a stoma bag had always horrified me, but it is surprising how one adjusts and now after 6 months its a way of life. Nothing to be scared of, but something to be accepted and coped with.
I am now nearing the end of my Chemo treatment & the results of a CT scan are due mid July  - its hoped that the cancer will have shrunk/been contained. Throughout the whole experience both my supportive wife & I have been very positive. Of course there are down days, but the NHS staff have been truly amazing, so supportive & though there are trials to overcome, I can take each day as it comes and look at cancer face on. Scared? Apprehensive? - of course I am. I may or may not beat it, but its got a fight on its hands!