i was diagnosed with stage IV rectal cancer in June 2014, with secondaries in my liver and lungs. i have been through exciting things including a veritable shit-tonne of chemotherapy, radiation, attempted liver resection, a permanent colostomy placed at my sigmoid colon, sclerotherapy, and SIRT spheres. i am currently on my fourth, and probably last line chemotherapy.
i am incurable? terminal? dying? these words are hard to define. these are vague places now that i go to, but there’s one place we end up.
i live in Canberra, Australia, and am treated at the amazing Canberra Regional Cancer Centre.
cancer: it’s pretty shit. i also do freelance writing, which you can find under my publications tab.
content will include poop, surgery, anxiety, mental illness, weird body stuff like tumours, needles, blood and a lot of things a lot of people DON’T want to read about. i will try and include a warning on the top of each entry to outline any stuff that may make people choose to look away!
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