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Recurring Liposarcoma (soft tissue sarcoma)
Hi, My journey with sarcoma started in the summer of 2004 when one morning I noticed a lump on my left thigh, this was the day after I had done a fast run (well it was fast for me, it would not have counted as a stroll in the park for Mo).
When I was first told that I had a Chondrosarcoma, the first thing I wanted to do was to find out as much information as I possibly could (hello Google!). Once the science geek in me had read all there was on the technical side of things (the Sarcoma UK website is fantastic for that), I wanted to find out how other people had coped………..
I am one legless, Ian Carruthers. I was brought up in Timperley in Cheshire, but now I live near Bolton Lancashire. I’m here to tell you about my experience linked to Sarcoma cancer. I’ll tell you about the lead up to it, how it was dealt with and my experience here. The whole idea of this is to, hopefully, encourage you to share your experiences which will help others.
What a Sh*t year 2015 turned out to be, as they say I was robbed even before it started, robbed of my eagerly anticipated trip down to Devon, a few nights on a brand new Tesco special “Put me up” double air bed, and a New Year’s Eve party with a bunch of old friends I really wanted to spend some party time with.
Instead I found myself confined to the bowels of Inverclyde Royal Hospital, in Greenock Scotland, surrounded by surgically battered strangers, sneaking only the smallest tot of Malt Whisky to see in the New Year ,a very small consolation that really didn’t make up for the life changing events of the pervious couple of days.
This is a hard to watch clip of a young man who makes anything that us Sarcoma survivors have to feel down about seem very insignificant, watch it until the end, it will inspire you to get on with your life, a truely amazing man.