Scottie: I'm Scottie. I'm 41, fit, healthy, married. We have a three-year-old daughter.
Scottie's story. Recovering from cancer.
Scottie: Well last year, we were confronted with some pretty alarming news. I was told I had bowel cancer. I said I'm too busy, I've got meetings tomorrow. He (Doctor) said you know this is life changing.
Lizzy: That the first thing that happens is your whole world falls apart. He went into the hospital and it was about a six-seven hour operation. Poppy went back to have a sleep and then I just, there's nothing you can do. You're sitting there, knowing your husband's going under the knife and you don't know what's going to happen
Scottie: After the chemo, there's no way you could work. I mean, you really, absolutely, ironed out. You can hardly walk to the bathroom.
Lizzie: It was very, very traumatic both emotionally and also physically.
Scottie: Just the initial cost the radiation and just in that first pre-surgery phase, was thirty to forty thousand. And I think people are unaware that, something like a general health insurance is great, that covers you in hospital but that stops when you're not admitted in hospital.