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FAP: An Owner’s Guide (Well it is my Body; I Think I Own it (Apart from the Bit’s now Missing))


I was born in late 1961. My sister 18 months later in mid 63. Then not a lot happened, grew up went to junior school, then high school. Then mum started to have a trouble travelling. We knew where every public toilet was within a set route. Then in December 1973, she got to see a colorectal specialist. On the 19th she was operated on and given an ileostomy with a free Barbie butt thrown in. The odds on her surviving were not good but eventually in mid January 1974 she came home (at the time of writing this, she is in her 70’s and still going strong).

It is at this point that FAP was diagnosed and the start of my journey through the NHS at the tender age of 13. In 1974 there was not the lovely quick blood check you have now. Oh no It was a full examination under anaesthetic, 3 days in hospital.