I'm a 52 year old husband and father. Another privileged white bloke, but one who realised just how blessed I am during aggressive cancer treatment in 2009 (that I later learnt nearly killed me). In June 2016 I had a second diagnosis and surgery to remove and replace part of my tongue.
In 2009, following my diagnosis and during my treatment I sent regular updates to a smallish group of friends. This document contains all of those updates and an edited selection of responses. Together I think they give a good overall flavour of my experiences.