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Event date: Oct. 6, 2022
I was diagnosed with Liver Cancer 13th May 2022. What do you do, what do you think, how do you feel? I avoided all these natural questions; whether that was from fear or confusion I don’t know.
I remember the doctor saying you’ve got a tumour on your liver and my immediate response was; what can I do to help. He replied that’s what we like to hear a positive reaction. So, from then on without really considering another choice I decide to try to carry on and keep this positivity as if nothing had changed.
I was in the best place in the hands of the best clinicians. I felt safe, I had wonderful support not only from family, friends and Neighbours but everyone I met in hospital from cleaners to consultants, so all I had do was carry on.
The medical team came up with a great plan and amazingly on the 31st May I had a successful surgery and the removal of my tumours along with my gall bladder. I recovered well and six days later I was home. Two weeks later scans revealed the operation was a success and the cancer had gone.
Unfortunately, my cancer returned and further surgery was not an option. In October I began Radiotherapy.
Throughout this time I managed to maintain a positive attitude. This was the reason I was able to write a song called ‘Carry On’ in the hope that it would help fellow patients to realise a positive mind set does help in many ways; not only yourself but everyone involved and around you.
Now the song ‘Carry On ‘ is being used to fund raise and support two wonderful charities, The Swan Song Project and Trekstock.
*Please note these two charities only have two staff; meaning low overheads*
**Listen to 'Carry On' here** https://on.soundcloud.com/LSzDY
Photos by the brilliant www.craigsugdenphotography.com
The Swan Song Project, provides individuals living with terminal illnesses the opportunity with support to write and record their own original song. Creating a permanent memory. www.swansongproject.co.uk
Trekstock supports young people in their 20s or 30s living with, through and beyond cancer. They get them moving physically, socially and emotionally by providing programmes that build strength, confidence and improve quality of life. www.trekstock.com