Janet Stacey

Oaktree Stars Team

Fundraising for Bowel Cancer UK
raised of £1,200 target
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Event: Walk Together London, on 15 September 2018
Participants: Lou Ahearne,Marie Berryman,Charlotte Boosey,Sarah Funnel,Trine Sharpe,Emily Brake,Claire McC,Jo Curtis,Mary Martin, Karen Bailey, Jane Pope,Sarah Finch, Carol Nichol,Helen Noble
Walk Together
Campaign by Bowel Cancer UK (RCN 1071038)
Walk Together is our set of 5 miles walks taking place across the country throughout September - join us and help stop bowel cancer.


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My Bowel Cancer story began in September 2016 at the age of  47, when ,having had a lovely day out in the countryside, I nipped to the loo before heading home. I was shocked see a toilet full of blood.
I hadn't had any pain or concerning symptoms prior to this and initially Dr's reassured me that it was probably polyps which could be easily removed.Little did I know then that this would be the start of my cancer journey which continues to the present day.

I received  radiotherapy and chemotherapy for 6 weeks prior to an operation to remove the tumour in my rectum. I was fitted with a temporary ileostomy bag for 6 months to allow my bowel to heal and during this time I received a further 3 months of chemotherapy. I had my ileostomy reversed in September 2017 and began to slowly return to feeling like myself again.

When I left hospital in October 2017 I thought I could finally get life back on track, plan to do fun things with my children and to spend time enjoying life with the reassurance that I would be closely monitored over the next few years with scans etc . I was shocked therefore to be called back after  the first follow up CT scan which indicated a mass had appeared in my lung ( BTW just to clarify I’ve never smoked )

I have recently had the whole of the lower lobe of my left lung removed and have made a good recovery from this .Whilst I am ‘cancer free’ I am now awaiting a decision as to whether I require more chemotherapy ‘just in case’ anything is 'lurking'.

I am doing this walk with some of my amazing work colleagues from The Oaktree School hence the name  ‘Oaktree Stars’ who have supported and continue to support me on this difficult physical and emotional journey. I am so lucky to have them in my life alongside my loving family and many friends who have supported me and my two wonderful children. 

Any donations you feel able to give, no matter how small, will go towards saving lives, improving quality of life and support for all those affected by bowel cancer.

Thank you


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About the campaign

Walk Together is our set of 5 miles walks taking place across the country throughout September - join us and help stop bowel cancer.

About the charity

Bowel Cancer UK

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RCN 1071038
We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

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