Bowl Cancer Diagnosis

Hi Everyone,

I have just had my gastroscopy and colonoscopy today and been told I have bowel cancer. I am lost for words and don't know where to start. I will have CT and MRI scans in the next 2 weeks to determine progression and treatment options (if any)

I have had abdominal pain and rectal bleeding for a good few months and the doctor was continually insistent it may have been internal hemorrhoids and other gas problems and gave me repeated prescriptions for same meds that was not working. Only recently was I referred to a specialist and have had to wait 7 weeks for the procedure today.


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  • I am sooo sorry to read that you have been diagnosed with bowel cancer and angry that you have been treated in such a way. 7 weeks is disgusting! I have s young friend that was recently diagnosed with the same and her treatment was 3/4 bowel removed and after a few weeks is doing well and starting chemo? She is "helping herself" by eating very "clean" . You will need to be kind to yourself and have lots of rest, accept offers of help from friends. My thoughts are with you and I wish you well.😊

  • Thank you very much 😊

  • Thinking of you...

  • So sorry to hear that Ray and absolutely disgusted that you were fobbed off by the medical practitioners. I used to work with someone that had bowel cancer and she had it twice and I am very pleased to report that she is alive and very healthy many many years later. She has also lost a weight and eats healthily, I agree with denvajade below that clean eating is definitely the right thing to do, no nasties then in your food.

    I wish you all the very best and am thinking of you.

  • Thank you very much for your kind words. I will fight this all the way.

  • Excellent Ray and that's the spirit.

  • Hi Ray so sorry to hear that but dont dispare my cuson has had bowel cancer a very long time and remains well.

    You are in my prayers x

  • Thank you so much :)

  • Hi Ray,

    I have a video for you to watch on Youtube. The lady in this video does energy healing, but she also knows her stuff when it comes to healing from illness: What Should I Do When I Am Sick? (Ask Teal Episode About Sickness) - Teal Swan

    She outlines what causes illness of any kind (and I agree with her analysis) and gives you ideas of what you can do to support your body.

    It's really worth a watch,

    Have a good day,


  • Thank you very much for this Alison. A very interesting video and she sure knows what she is talking about. I can take learnt a lot already from the 29 minutes spent watching the video.

  • Hi there Ray,

    I appreciate that the video may have stirred up a lot of emotion. Today it could be worth going back to it and watching from 14 minutes onwards about what simple things you can do to support your healing (I took out the autoembed because it was huge, but you still have the title you can Google).

    Your body is fighting the cancer. And you can support your body by doing some simple things.

    Ultimately you need to get to the point where you leave all this worry behind and have confidence in your body's ability to heal. This is a major mindshift, I know. But it is the one that will help you the most. The first Reiki principle is this:

    Just for today, I will not worry

    These few words are very simple, yet very powerful. Worrying can be compulsive, but it tires us out. It is negative and takes our energy, and persuades us that an outcome will be for the worst.

    If you make a deliberate choice, just for today, to step out of that worry, to rest, and let things be, you will have a clearer head, more (positive) energy - and you will be supporting your healing process.

    Have a good day,


  • Alison - I just want to let you how much I appreciate your kind words and care during this very difficult time. You are just like an angel sent from above, so thank you, thank you so much. This means a lot! I watched that video and yes mindset shift is the most challenging and I must admit I'm far from it and still constantly breaking down but will continually tell myself "Just for today, I will not worry" in the coming days. I have however already taken advice on need to support my body to heal itself in regards to my diet where I have now begun to incorporate less acidic and more alkaline foods, eating soups, green teas etc. This journey is not easy but with support from friends, family and people like you I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Thanks again!

  • I am sorry that you ate going through this, My prayers are with you. I am also sorry that it took them do long to diagnosed.

  • How are you doing, Ray?


  • Hi Alison - I am good thank you. I have since had my CT and MRI scans now and fortunately the cancer has not spread to any other part of the body and just confined to rectum. I am now awaiting treatment to commence which will be radiotherapy and chemo to shrink the tumour then they will operate.

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