Michael and his family marked the 12 month anniversary of his surgery for
Oesophageal Cancer with a session at the local park.
'When you're sick and your life is threatened, a normal life is all you
want. All of a sudden, those everyday things become the most important -
playing with Matilda, having dinner with my family, cycling with my
'A bike ride and a session on the swings and the slippery-dip seemed the
perfect way to celebrate life,' said Michael with a smile.
He admits he hasn't quite come to terms with his illness.
'There are ongoing challenges with my digestive system but it's the mind
game that is hardest to win. After two unrelated battles with cancer, I
fear it is a dark cloud that will hang over me forever. Dealing with that
fear and paranoia is an ongoing challenge,' explained Michael.