Deborah James, host of BBC podcast You Me and The Big C, is elated after being released from hospital just in time for Christmas after surgery for her 17th tumour.
The 39-year-old presenter was admitted to hospital last week to undergo an operation to treat her bowel cancer.
In January, doctors declared Deborah cancer-free but later found the disease had returned and she would require surgery.
Four days after she arrived at the hospital, the mother-of-two announced she had been discharged and was heading to her parents’ house to self-isolate away from her young children.
‘Been let out early for good behaviour!’ she joked alongside a photo of her throwing her arms in the air in a hospital corridor.
Deborah continued: ‘Back to parents for a few days for a bit of TLC and less risk of infection from my walking little “snot bags” (who I can’t wait to see very soon!). I got 4 hours sleep. It felt like 40! I feel like I’ve been in a haze for 4 days.
‘Everything is a bit blurry. But I do know I cried on a lot of people! But “Hasta la Vista” (baby) tumour numero 17 (I think!)……❤️.’
On Thursday, Deborah shared a photo of herself laying in a hospital bed after the operation and looked to be relatively good spirits as she flashed the peace sign.
‘Hey all, through the other side. Currently in ICU being looking after really well,’ she confirmed.
‘Smile is drug induced! Operation went well. Nodes are out and now in a laboratory! Just got to get through this one drain removal at time! Thanks for all the support xx,’ she added.
Deborah recently opened up about her devastating cancer battle and offered advice to others fighting the disease, reassuring: ‘One step at a time.’
The married former headteacher explained: ‘Cancer is a rollercoaster – 10 steps forward – 100 back at times! And it’s always never what we predict. I spend hours assuming it’s going to be one thing – and actually get blindsided by something totally different!
‘My recent scans aren’t awful – still clear liver and lungs,I’ll take that still seeing how many procedures it took! However there is always something!! Another active Node area.’
Deborah revealed that she was hoping to have radiotherapy again but was instead offered the operation.
‘Although it’s another mountain to climb, it’s a positive move and gives me better chances of long term hope,’ she said.
Laura was first diagnosed four years ago and hopes to run the London Marathon in 2021.
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Credit: Original article published here.