the day my life was turned upside down...
Where: Sheffield Childrens Hospital , Sheffield (United Kingdom). When: on 20-08-2008.
Written at 26-09-2011 by Paige Endersby
Labels - Carcinoid Operation Life-Changing
I was told I had carcinoid syndrome. A slow growing extremely rare type of cancer. I had it in most of my bowel and in most of my liver. I had symptoms of flushing of the skin and wheezing (which confirmed i didnt have asthma at all). In October of the same year I had major surgery to remove most of my bowel. I was in hospital for so long. Of course all this happened in my final year at high school which meant i had to drop some of my subjects but somehow i still managed to pass with 8 GCSE's grades A-C, which i am extremely proud of.
My life is so much Different now as simple things as walking upstairs tire me out. I have a injection of lanreotide in to my buttocks every 4 weeks and next year i will be having several more operations to remove the cancer from my liver and hopefully this will offer a cure.
I have just started university and i am trying tp get my life on track even though i know next year i will have to take a year out.
Thanks for reading