Coping with cancer, or teenage kids, or weight issues can be tricky. Having cancer as a dad, who is overweight, is… challenging.
I was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 2014.
I was diagnosed with teenage daughters in December of the same year.
I’ve been battling my weight for, well; considerably longer.
Cancer as a dad, overweight or otherwise, is never going to be easy, but it has taught me a lot. As such, there are certain things I would like to share in the hope that anyone else experiencing some, or all, of these challenges, might have an easier time of it.
I was 44 at the time of my diagnosis and already either: working from home; a stay at home dad; a house husband, or; an aspiring author. Depending on who you believe.
I was, and remain, a director at G & L Consultancy Ltd, the asbestos consultancy I set up with my wife in 1998. But Julie’s been running that on her own for a very long time.
But what I definitely have been doing is keeping a diary of my experiences since I found out I had cancer. And it’s this that I’d like to share in my Cancer Dad blog.
But there’s more to me than my cancer. I enjoy being a dad and, sadly, I’m something of an expert at yo-yo dieting and, hopefully, I can help people avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made.
I also enjoy cooking, baking, travelling and wittering; I have an active imagination and a lot of time on my hands. So there will also be some blogging in these areas. But, at least they should be interesting.
There will also be an annual blog about which is the best football team in England, but only because it seems to confuse so many people.
I hope you’re here because you intended to be. If, however, you’re seeking a different Paul Lewis, you might find him here.