I am married to Alison with two wonderful children. We enjoyed a normal family life until three weeks before my 40th birthday (29.10.15); now things have changed forever.
This was the date I was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer. It is related to breathing in asbestos dust. The only possibility of exposure to asbestos was during a summer job, during university, when I was a meter reader. Even then, I have no recollection of breathing in anything unpleasant.
My blog gives an account of my journey from diagnosis, to lung removal, and chemotherapy. My aim is to keep friends and family updated on our journey, to help others through similar situations and to raise awareness, so funding for research can be improved.
I wouldn’t have the strength or motivation to get through this without the wonderful army of support from family and friends. It has been amazing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“Quoting Francis of Assisi: Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Keep believing, stay positive.