DEBORAH James walked for the first time in nine days after a “traumatic” medical emergency left her fighting for her life.
The Sun columnist who raised the intestines cancer, was filmed taking cautious steps through the corridors of the hospital.
Deborah, 40 years old, told her almost 280,000 Instagram followers that she underwent four surgeries in a week.
She is “broken apart with a very weak body”.
But the brave former teacher, columnist The Sun The things Cancer has made me say, is stiWill continue to plow.
The mother of two was diagnosed with a terminal illness stage 4 bowel cancer in 2016, hospitalized more than a week ago with “acute emergency”.
On Sunday, she posted: “I went for a walk today – this is the first time in 9 days I was able to try.
“It has never been so difficult to muster the strength and faith to do so.
“I’ve had four surgeries this week (many more), I’m completely broken with a very weak body. But somehow, my body kept plowing.
“Sometimes all we can do is take it one step at a time. The nurses and doctors were amazing – I cried with quite a few people rushing their heads around the door! [sic]”
Deborah was filmed walking slowly through the hospital while wearing a pink gown, with various boxes attached to her body.
“I’m making progress, it’s slow, but steady,” she wrote. I am still being watched very closely.
“Don’t know what the next plan is- it’s just working it out bit by bit. It’s hard when you just want a plan, but the real plan is to try to make me better, no matter what the path.
“My drains are related to my bile ducts – which they are eventually stented to (we’re in the middle of that), and pain, which I drained 10 liters of so why should I? doesn’t look pregnant anymore!
“Thank you for all your wonderful messages. They blew me away. I’m not in a position to respond, but I appreciate the kindness.”
SCARY SIX MONTHS
Deborah, a struggling cancer survivor, has encountered numerous setbacks over the past few months.
After her most recent hospitalization, she said she was “not ready to discuss what happened because the trauma of it all was extremely intense”.
Posting a picture of herself smiling and thumbing her way into the hospital on Friday, she said: “In 5 years with stage 4 cancer – this is the hardest, most heartbreaking and terrifying stage. most of them.
“I’ve always prepared for my death, but I wasn’t prepared for something so blinding and traumatic to happen. I can’t believe I’m here to write this.
“A week ago, my whole family prayed I’d get through the night. I’m getting a lot of help and support to deal with the trauma I’ve been through.”
Deborah’s liver began to fail over the summer because a rapidly growing tumor tried to wrap around her bile duct, and she was given an emergency stent.
In December, the liver stent stopped working and doctors were unable to replace it.
Deborah says she’s looking for a “Magic Medicine Miracle”, while weighing the options ahead.
Meanwhile, Deborah fights a intestinal infection called colitis causing her to be hospitalized for septic shock twice.
She has reached her big milestone 40th birthday – something she never thought she would achieve – in October.
Deborah is waiting to find out her next treatment steps in the new year after a failed liver stent replacement.
At Christmas, she was told that she would be able to start chemotherapy again in 2022 because her body is strong enough.
The brave mother has chronicled her journey with cancer for 5 years now, quickly becoming a national treasure
After learning she had stage 4 bowel cancer in 2016, at the age of 35, she chose to share every step of her journey with the world.
Deborah was told that she didn’t have much time left.
But she became one of eight percent of people with her type of cancer to live for at least five years after being diagnosed.
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