On March 28th, 2011 I went to see my GP with a nasty cough that just wasn’t shifting. Four days later was the first time a doctor mentioned cancer. I was in my mid-30s and had never smoked… lung cancer just wasn’t something that had even crossed my mind before that day. Exactly two weeks later I was waking up after surgery and I no longer had the bottom half of my left lung.
Believe it or not, that makes me one of the lucky ones. My cancer was a low-grade, distinct mass so surgery was a good option and I’ve been supported every step of the way by family, friends and the truly wonderful people across the NHS who literally saved my life.
After several years of supporting the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation I realised that I was posting more online than simply links to my fundraising pages for charity bike rides… and so, My Left Lung was born.
Initially a simple Facebook page, I moved to a full-blown Blog in June 2017.
Oftentimes this will be a fairly quiet blog. But occasionally I might have something interesting to say.