BBC podcaster Deborah James reveals she 'nearly died'

BBC podcast host Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer, reveals she ‘nearly diedlast week in an ‘acute medical emergencyand says it’s been the ‘most heartbreaking and scariestpart of her 5-year cancer battle

  • 데보라 제임스, 40, 런던에서, revealed she ‘nearly diedin hospital last week
  • BBC podcaster said it was an ‘acute medical emergencybut did not share details
  • The mother-of-two said it has been the ‘hardestpart of her 5-year cancer battle
  • Told how her husband watched doctors fight to save her life after she ‘crashed
  • BBC podcast star Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer, has revealed how she ‘nearly diedlast week in an ‘acute medical emergencythat has left her traumatised.

    The former deputy head teacher turned cancer campaigner, 40, ...에서 런던, has been living with stage four bowel cancer since she was diagnosed in December 2016, and was told early on that she might not live beyond five yearsa milestone that passed in the autumn.

    Posting on 인스 타 그램 밤새, the mother-of-two spoke of enduring the ‘hardest, most heartbreaking and scariestperiod of her cancer battle in the last week, which has involved three operations and ‘a lot more proceduresto come.

    She told how her husband watched as doctors fought to save her life after she ‘crashedin resuscitation.

    ‘A week ago at this time in the evening I nearly died in what was an acute medical emergency,’ 그녀는 적었다. ‘I’m not ready to discuss what happened yet as the trauma of it all has been incredibly intensebut it’s thanks to an unbelievable team of NHS specialists who worked all through the night and the next day to save me.

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    BBC podcast star Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer, has revealed how she 'nearly died' last week in an 'acute medical emergency'. She shared this photo from hospital

    BBC podcast star Deborah James, who has incurable bowel cancer, has revealed how she ‘nearly diedlast week in an ‘acute medical emergency’. She shared this photo from hospital

    Posting on Instagram overnight, the mother-of-two spoke of enduring the 'hardest, most heartbreaking and scariest' period of her cancer battle in the last week, which has involved three operations and 'a lot more procedures' to come

    Posting on Instagram overnight, the mother-of-two spoke of enduring the ‘hardest, most heartbreaking and scariestperiod of her cancer battle in the last week, which has involved three operations and ‘a lot more proceduresto come

    ‘I cannot be more grateful. I’m still not out of danger and I have a lot more procedures to deal with. But I’m now out of intensive care. And for the first time felt able to briefly update you.

    Sharing a photo of her giving a thumbs up from a hospital bed, 그녀는 계속했다: ‘This is me yesterday having just come round from my 3rd operation this week. I have another operation tommorow.

    '에 5 years of having stage 4 Cancerthis has been the hardest, most heartbreaking and scariest of them all. I’d always prepared for my death, but I wasn’t prepared for something so blindsiding and traumatic to happen.

    ‘I can’t quite believe I’m here to write this. A week ago my whole family was praying I’d pull through the night. I’m getting a lot of help and support to come to terms with the trauma I’ve been through.

    ‘My family have been incredible. I don’t know how my husband held it together seeing me crash as an army of doctors stabilised me in resus.

    In new series of cancer podcast, You, Me and the Big C, 제임스, 40, revealed she had to learn how to walk again after being bed-bound with colitis in December

    In new series of cancer podcast, You, Me and the Big C, 제임스, 40, revealed she had to learn how to walk again after being bed-bound with colitis in December

    After thanking followers for their support, 그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘Do me a favour and go tell your loved ones how much you love them. To realise in a sudden split moment that you are unlikely to see the next day is utterly heartbreaking. Have no regrets.

    It comes days after Deborah returned to her popular podcast You, me and the Big C and revealed how she’d been ‘absolutely flooredby ‘big gun chemoduring the summer and then a serious infection at the year’s endwhich saw her carried into a London hospital at 1am by her husband for treatment.

    She told co-hosts Lauren Mahon and Steve Bland on the newest episode of the BBC podcast that she’d had to learn to walk again after being forced to remain in bed for almost a month.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘After colitis, I had to relearn to walk again because I had so much fluid.

    ‘I’d been bed-bound for three weeks and just learning how to walk to the end of the drive or whatever, is just impossible essentially.

    Discussing how difficult the last six months have been, James said while she was really happy that the ‘big gun chemoshe endured has slowed her cancer’s growth, which had been ‘on the march’, it had been an exhausting time.








    James marked five years since her 2016 diagnosis - a milestone she thought she wouldn't make - in December but was in hospital with infectious colitis

    James marked five years since her 2016 diagnosisa milestone she thought she wouldn’t makein December but was in hospital with infectious colitis

    그녀는 설명했다: ‘I have to be honest with you, going from targeted therapy back onto chemo, it was hardcore, big gun chemo, and it absolutely utterly floored me.

    ‘I would say my quality of life was just hideous.

    Updating listeners on the current state of her health, 그녀가 말했다: ‘Some days I feel fine, my quality of life is OK right now, but I’m not the person people have known for the past four years where I’m running around exercising everyday.

    BOWEL CANCER: THE SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE

    Bowel, or colorectal, cancer affects the large bowel, which is made up of the colon and rectum.

    Such tumours usually develop from pre-cancerous growths, called polyps.

    Symptoms include:

    • Bleeding from the bottom
    • Blood in stools
    • A change in bowel habits lasting at least three weeks
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Extreme, unexplained tiredness
    • Abdominal pain

    Most cases have no clear cause, 하나, people are more at risk if they:

    • Are over 50
    • Have a family history of the condition
    • Have a personal history of polyps in their bowel
    • Suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease
    • Lead an unhealthy lifestyle

    Treatment usually involves surgery, and chemo- and radiotherapy.

    More than nine out of 10 people with stage one bowel cancer survive five years or more after their diagnosis.

    This drops significantly if it is diagnosed in later stages.

    According to Bowel Cancer UK figures, 이상 41,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK.

    It affects around 40 당 100,000 adults per year in the US, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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    ‘It’s just stable in a really b****y awkward place.

    The campaigner revealed that because of her reduced liver function and the colitis, she’s not likely to qualify for a clinical trial.

    She admitted she’d been ‘procrastinatingover potential treatment options during the Christmas break.

    In the summer, James was told she had an aggressive new tumour that had wrapped itself around her bile ductrequiring a life-saving stay in hospitaland a stent fitted to stop her liver from failing.

    The stent fitted to stop her liver failing ‘stopped working’ 십이월에.

    She explained to her followers at the time how hopes at having a ‘quick replacement operationhad turned into a ‘nightmare’.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘I’m now at the mercy of hopefully some super ‘magic medicine miracle’ – but then I always have been, and any chance is a chance right?

    ‘All I ever say Is all I want is hope and options.

    4 월, James shared that her cancer, which has been kept at bay by pioneering treatment, was back again and she was forced to endure a 12th operation.

    The West London mother-of-two, a deputy head, was diagnosed ‘latewith incurable bowel cancer in 2016.

    She has frequently said that as a vegetarian runner, she was the last person doctors expected to get the disease.

    After sharing her experiences on living with the disease on social media, Deborah became known as the ‘Bowel Babeand began writing a column for the Sun.

    에 2018, Deborah joined Lauren Mahon and Rachael Bland to present the award-winning podcast You, Me and the Big C on Radio 5 라이브.

    Bland tragically died of breast cancer on September 5th that year; her husband Steve Bland now co-presents the show.

    The former deputy head teacher celebrated her 40th birthday in October but admitted this week that 'big gun chemo' in the summer had 'floored her'

    The former deputy head teacher celebrated her 40th birthday in October but admitted this week that ‘big gun chemoin the summer had ‘floored her

    The social media star has documented her battle with cancer online since being diagnosed and campaigned for better awareness around bowel cancer diagnosis

    The social media star has documented her battle with cancer online since being diagnosed and campaigned for better awareness around bowel cancer diagnosis

    HOW DEPUTY HEAD TURNED SOCIAL MEDIA STAR HAS TRANSFORMED BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS

    에 2018, 데보라 (왼쪽) joined Lauren Mahon (앞) and Rachael Bland (권리) to present the award-winning podcast You, Me and the Big C on Radio 5 라이브. Bland tragically died of breast cancer on September 5th that year; her husband Steve Bland now co-presents the show

    에 2018, 데보라 (왼쪽) joined Lauren Mahon (앞) and Rachael Bland (권리) to present the award-winning podcast You, Me and the Big C on Radio 5 라이브. Bland tragically died of breast cancer on September 5th that year; her husband Steve Bland now co-presents the show

    • 십이월에 2016, the West London mother-of-two, a deputy head, was diagnosed ‘latewith incurable bowel cancer
    • After sharing her experiences on living with the disease on social media, Deborah became known as the ‘Bowel Babe
    • 에 2018, she became one of three presenters on Radio 5 Live’s You, Me and the Big C, which was conceived by her late co-host Rachael Bland
    • On September 5th 2018, Welsh journalist and presenter Bland, diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, died at the age of 40
    • Deborah and her co-host Lauren Mahon continue to present the show, with Steve Bland, Rachael’s husband, joining the duo
    • On social media and in her column for the Sun newspaper, Deborah has documented the many chemo, radiotherapy sessions and surgery she’s had since
    지난주, Deborah told followers on Instagram 'By my general lack of being on here (댄스!), that Things have moved (in the wrong direction) very quickly cancer wise.' Pictured: Deborah James undergoing a scan at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

    지난주, Deborah told followers on Instagram ‘By my general lack of being on here (댄스!), that Things have moved (in the wrong direction) very quickly cancer wise.’ 사진: Deborah James undergoing a scan at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

    • 에 2019, she had a procedure known as CyberKnife, a highly targeted form of radiotherapy to attack an inoperable lymph node close to her liver
    • The pandemic’s impact on cancer services saw her campaign for care to continue as normal and, 올해 초, she launched the ITV’s Lorraine’s ‘No Butts’ 운동, raising awareness on bowel cancer symptoms
    • Since last year, she has been taking new experimental drugs as part of a trial after her oncology team gave her the green light to do so
    • 팔월, Deborah revealed that scans she’s had in recent days have revealed her cancer has gone in the ‘wrong direction very quickly
    • She told followers she would be taking a break on social media over the weekend to ‘snugglewith her family ahead of more scans
    • The mother-of-two said a new ‘rapidly-growingtumour near her liver had wrapped itself around her bowel
    • 10 월 1, Deborah celebrates her 40th birthday
    • By October 18, the mother-of-two told her followers her chemotherapy is working
    • 며칠 후, she was rushed to A&E with ‘spiking 40 degree temperatures

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