Before cancer I was very focused on work and didn’t make much time for myself or my family. I was working on a big project, and I was starting to struggle with a sore throat.
I went to see the doctor who said it was tonsillitis and gave me antibiotics but it didn’t clear.
The doctor brought me back in and gave me a biopsy. I thought that everything would be fine and that I would go back to work, but a few days later they told me I had tonsil cancer. I treated it like another project to tackle and said ‘let’s get on with it, what are my options?’
The weekend I started treatment will always stick in my mind. I had three rounds of chemotherapy and 35 doses of radiotherapy which was incredibly difficult. I was so weak in those first few weeks that I had to crawl across the floor to get to the bathroom. My family were so upset by it all, and they didn’t know what to do.
I saw a poster for the Swansea Sing with Us choir in the hospital and my wife encouraged me to join. The choir was my introduction to Tenovus Cancer Care so I looked into ways I would be able to give back, and that’s why I did the Goodnight Walk.