Amy Dowden expressed her ‘disbelief’ in a touching social media post about her final session of chemotherapy.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer two months before, the Strictly Come Dancing star, 33, underwent a mastectomy in July.
Amy was able to ring the cancer bell on Thursday, signalling the end of her treatment.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, she pondered on the life-changing experience.
The professional dancer said the’relief is like no other’ and praised her husband, family, and friends for their steadfast support.
Alongside a series of happy photos of herself standing with staff at West Heath hospital’s Sheldon Unit, she wrote: ‘Still can’t believe I had my last chemo on Thursday. The relief is like no other. But I couldn’t have got through it without these guys.’
Amy added: ‘Honestly the Sheldon Unit truly are real heroes. Selfless, hardworking, caring team who puts all their patients first and for me always kept me at ease when I would have my meltdowns, doubts and worries.’
She went on: ‘Oh and of course listen to all my stories (mainly dancing). Will forever be grateful to you all!
‘But also my family and friends. You know who you are. The chemo club, to helping Ben [her husband] and myself out with anything and everything. My parents for coming to stay and help every session.’
Amy concluded: ‘I loved my surprise of you all being there with T-shirts, balloons, flowers and cake when I rang that chemo bell! THANK YOU!
‘My toughest journey yet but I did it. Honestly, so many to thank but it’s so appreciated. All your love and support throughout this stage has been utterly amazing and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.’
Amy began chemotherapy after doctors detected new tumours, but she has always tried to remain positive while recording her story on social media for her admirers in an effort to raise awareness.
Amy posted on social media this week, immediately following her final session of treatment, ‘I rang the bell and I’m so glad I got to!’
She also shared a video of the incredible moment when she fell into tears and was supported by her nurses and medical personnel.
Amy, you are an inspiration!