Hi there, my name is Mel and I am a 35 year old female living in Victoria, Australia. I work fulltime for a State Government organisation, undertake environmental studies part time and in December 2016 moved into my dream house with my partner of over six years. Life was finally coming together. At the start of 2017 I was diagnosed with incurable Stage IV bowel cancer. This came as a huge shock as I had no symptoms which indicated I was sick. My decision to start a blog was not an easy one. I am generally a very private person, but I felt that others may learn from my story. This blog will endeavour to describe what I go through at each stage of my cancer journey and provide information of treatment and procedures that I undertake. My hope is that awareness is raised for bowel cancer, in particular within young females. Thank you for stopping by, please feel free to read through my blog and ask any questions.