Hi, I'm Lauren, I'm married and 39 with a 4 year old son. I have just been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and due to go in for an operation (bowel resection) on the 9th August. At that point we'll find out what stage the Cancer has reached and any further treatment needed. I am looking at possible chemotherapy combined with holistic approaches.
I live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and take care of myself so this has come as a complete shock to get this diagnosis so young. I'm urging everyone to take a simple stool test to make sure this doesn't happen to you too.
Before this all happened, I was self-employed as a coach and mentor for women helping with business and marketing strategy for small businesses and startups, I also run a membership called The Intuitive Business Academy.
This means that whilst I am focusing all my energy on the operation, recovery and follow-on treatment, I won't be able to bring in my usual income. Whilst my husband Nick will continue to pay all the everyday household bills, all the extra Cancer-care related costs and childcare costs will make things hard. We would really appreciate a bit of extra support if you are able to help, just to take that weight off our shoulders.