Stephen's Story

19 year old teenager fighting 'incurable' cancer. Raised over £560,000 in a year. Motivational speaker and happiest guy alive. Feel free to follow my journey!!
All my main updates come from my Facebook page, but you can also follow me on Twitter,Instagram, and subscribe to my Youtube Channel too!!
I now even have a brand new website too- ooooooh!

Apr 24

Hi everyone, it’s Stephen here- still here and still fighting!!! Throughout the whole journey I’ve been realistic about my position and at my last post I genuinely thought I was a goner…. But hey, I’m still here!! Sunday morning my right lung collapsed: I had a full emergency team surrounding me and in all honesty was probably not too far from nearly leaving you all. I survived, but the following day I woke up and felt very weak- the worry was that whatever was left of my health would just continue to deteriorate. However, from that point on my recovery has been positive and quite unexpected. One doctor while seeing me even said how my medical notes and how I was actually doing didn’t quite seem to match up. The progress since has continued to be good but steady. I am still in a very vulnerable position. I am very limited in what I can do and am still permanently hooked up to oxygen. But I am in high spirits and blessed to have so much love and support around me. To get to see the million pound fundraising target being reached was just phenomenal! The plan is to take things day by day. Just keep on keeping on like I always have. I will try and update when I can, but my health and staying alive is obviously my main priority at the moment aha. The battle is physically and mentally very demanding, but I am happy- and that’s the main thing! :)

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Apr 21

The good news is that I am still here and breathing- just about! I am permanently hooked up to oxygen and unable to get out of my hospital bed though. Due to tumours my right lung has completely collapsed; the tumours are not moving anywhere anytime soon so that puts me in a very dire situation prognosis wise. I have managed to have a CT scan though today and if the result from that are suitable they might consider trying to put a stent in my chest, which may help give me a few extra days. But in the position I’m in there are many risks and things that could go wrong if i do choose to have it though. Generally I am feeling very weak and the slightest bit of movement is leaving me short of breath. I am also finding it tiring to speak and even typing this message is hard work. I am comfortable enough though, and all your messages and support have helped hugely in this- I have not had chance to read them all and will not get to reply to them all, but trust me when I say they are greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I haven’t got much time left, but I just want to reiterate to you all what a great time I’ve had recently. I don’t really want to die, but hopefully my journey has influenced a lot of people for the better and taught people not to take life for granted. I think it has, and will hopefully continue to do so in the future, so in a situation that seems so unfair and without explanation, at least there has certainly been some purpose for me in my short time alive, which certainly helps ease the pain :)

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Yesterday evening I got very short of breath and had to go hospital via an ambulance. This morning I woke up with chest pains and was struggling to breathe. Currently I am in a very vulnerable position and do not know what will happen next. My right lung has collapsed and I am very weak (I’m finding it hard to type this message) I will fight as hard as I can, but if the worst happens I just want to say thank you all for sharing the journey with me- it’s been wonderful. This has all happened so suddenly, but I’ve been lucky to get so far. Cancer sucks, but life has been brilliant :-)

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Apr 19

The reach of this page always amazes and humbles me. The statistics Facebook sends me are awesome, but I think it would be cool to do a little experiment that everyone can see. What I want you all to do is comment with where you live, so we can see how far Stephen’s Story has spread!! I live in the relatively tiny town of Burntwood in Staffordshire in England- but I know the page has influenced people throughout the UK and beyond! Feel free to add in details of how you actually first came across “Stephen’s Story” too!! :-)

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Just to update everyone… The past few days the inhaler helped provide temporary respite from the wheezy breathing I was experiencing, but it wasn’t really getting any better. Until today that is, as I’ve woke up and my breathing is better and the stupid sound it’s been making has decreased. We will still have to be vigilant to it, but hopefully it should just continue to go away now :)

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Apr 16

Starting yesterday and getting slightly worse today, my breathings gone a bit wierd and I’ve been making this funny wheezing sound when I inhale. It sounds quite ridiculous actually haha. Due to a cancellation I was able to be slotted in at the GP’s today which was good. A doctor had a listen and I’ve been prescribed an inhaler to treat it. He doesn’t think it’s linked to the tumour in the chest wall and, if he’s right, the inhaler should start to clear the problem within a day or two- if the inhaler doesn’t work it probably points to something a bit more serious I’ll need some further investigations. In terms of pain control things have been much better recently. About a week ago I was getting up regularly at least 6/7 times a night due to pain but, since upping the dosage of a few of my current meds and adding in amitriptyline (a nerve pain blocker), that’s down to about 2/3 times which is much more manageable. On the whole things are good and as usual I’m keeping myself busy and active. I’ll be releasing details of a few upcoming events soon so keep you eyes peeled! In addition I can now confirm the documentary is being released at end of the month- I saw the first draft edit of it the other day and it was awesome, I can’t wait to share the final thing with you all!!

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Apr 15
Had a great time yesterday at Deaf Havana! After the gig me and my friends also got to go backstage and meet the band who were very welcoming and a good laugh. All in all it was a very fun night!

Had a great time yesterday at Deaf Havana! After the gig me and my friends also got to go backstage and meet the band who were very welcoming and a good laugh. All in all it was a very fun night!


Apr 14
Deaf Havana are awesomeeeeeeeee

Deaf Havana are awesomeeeeeeeee


Tonight I’m off to see Deaf Havana at Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton!! I haven’t been to a gig in a while so I’m quite looking forward to it :-)

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Apr 13
The amount of effort people (some who I know or some that I’ve never met before) have put into supporting me and Teenage Cancer Trust has been huge, and it’s all greatly appreciated!

Today my best friend ran the London Marathon. I used to be a keen runner and between periods of remission mentioned the goal of running for Teenage Cancer Trust myself; unfortunately the progression of my illness has meant I haven’t had that opportunity. One of Chris’ reasons for running it was because I couldn’t- he wanted to do it for me.

Earlier today he finished the race. I’m incredibly proud of him and glad I can call someone like him my best friend!! :-)

To support and reward his efforts you can donate to his fundraising total here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisBullock1

The amount of effort people (some who I know or some that I’ve never met before) have put into supporting me and Teenage Cancer Trust has been huge, and it’s all greatly appreciated!

Today my best friend ran the London Marathon. I used to be a keen runner and between periods of remission mentioned the goal of running for Teenage Cancer Trust myself; unfortunately the progression of my illness has meant I haven’t had that opportunity. One of Chris’ reasons for running it was because I couldn’t- he wanted to do it for me.

Earlier today he finished the race. I’m incredibly proud of him and glad I can call someone like him my best friend!! :-)

To support and reward his efforts you can donate to his fundraising total here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisBullock1


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