the gentle warrior within the man
Girvan driving instructor Jamie Slaven returns to work after two year cancer battle (Image: Ayrshire Post)Get the biggest daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailJamie Slaven thought his time was up after a routine screening test turned his life upside down and bowel cancer was discovered.But, following early detection, treatment and surgery, Jamie’s back behind the wheel of his car and determined to go places.And to complete an incredible comeback, Jamie’s added another string to his bow after being awarded Grade A status from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.It’s like the driving equivalent of an Oscar!Jamie, 69, from Rodney Drive, Girvan, was remarkably candid when he told the Post about his cancer battle.But he’s enormously grateful to NHS Scotland who sent through the screening kit and the medics at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre for their part in his recovery.He said: “I had no symptoms whatsoever and it was discovered through screening.”I sent my poo away but doctors got back in touch to say there was a touch of blood, so they wanted another sample.”I did the test again and then they sent for me. They said I needed to come in.”It was only when Jamie underwent an endoscopy that something sinister was discovered.He revealed: “They could see something on the screen. They didn’t say at that point whether it was cancer or not, so we had to wait for more tests.”Then the news Jamie had been dreading cancer had been detected in his bowel.At that point Jamie had to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy in order to shrink the tumour but that was just the start of his long battle.He said: “My surgeon was straight down the line with me, he didn’t mess about.
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