BBC presenter Deborah James required emergency treatment again yesterday after suffering a ‘small bleed’ amid her cancer battle.
The You, Me & The Big C podcast host ‘nearly died’ earlier this month and was rushed to hospital following an ‘acute medical emergency’.
Deborah was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer in 2016 and has had as many as 17 tumours.
After walking for the first time on Sunday, Deborah shared another update with her Instagram followers detailing the ‘cancer rollercoaster’.
She explained: ‘Yesterday was the classic ride high and fall flat ag the last bend! Started with positive blood results, drains all out (unlike in this picture) and I was more fussed about my make up stash in hospital than anything else!…
‘Was feeling good (it’s all relative!) and my liver number were FINALLY improving (go liver!!). My oncologist even talked about getting me home in a few days.
‘Then this afternoon came! 😬😬😬.’
Deborah revealed: ‘A small bleed meant I ended up being rushed back into theatre having a colonoscopy and Endocsopy within the hour to check for the source.
‘It’s amazing how quickly crash teams work, and As much as I just want to be home (it’s now getting on to two weeks in hospital), it’s also nice to feel in a safe place when my body isn’t playing ball.’
The presenter explained that she had an ‘awful night’ due to the new regimes as well as being ‘poked 10 times’ to find a suitable vein.
‘Praying today will be un-eventual and stable! Thank you for your love,’ she said.
‘Either me or mum @bowelgran will update – it’s nice to have another source for updating you lovley lot. Have to say that teaching mum how to use Instgram from my hospital bed has put a massive smile on my face! It’s certainly giving my family some well needed laughs!’
She added: ‘We keep going. One step at a time. As a late friend said “I haven’t come this far to only go this far”…….💪.’
Deborah later shared new footage of her walking around the hospital halls with more energy than she had at the weekend, as well as a sweet photo of her mother eating dinner with wine beside her bed.
It comes days after the broadcaster shared her devastating ordeal, which included undergoing four more operations, being resuscitated and her family ‘praying [she’d] make it through the night’.
In January 2020, doctors declared Deborah cancer-free but later found the disease had returned and she would require surgery. That November, she had an operation on her 17th tumour.
Credit: Original article published here.