After being recognized with bowel most cancers, Deborah James has used her platform to teach others about the ups and downs of her health journey.

James, 40, who shares son Hugo, 14, and daughter Eloise, 12, with husband Sebastien Bowen, beforehand revealed that she was cancer free following a three-year battle with the life-threatening stage four analysis.

“It’s a bit bonkers (and I haven’t actually processed this for just a few causes), however proper now, I've no proof of most cancers in my physique!!. Which appears bonkers contemplating at one stage I had 15 tumours!” she wrote through Instagram in 2020.

Because the most cancers returned, the BBC podcast host used social media to focus on her happiest moments alongside updates about her health. “I very a lot ‘reside with’ most cancers. I hope I’m much more than simply my analysis – this isn’t an account ‘simply’ about most cancers. It’s about Celebrating the moments between,” James, who began “You, Me and the Massive C” in 2018, wrote through Instagram in January 2022. “I prefer to rejoice life. It’s all about taking it a day at a time! Step-by-step and being grateful for one more dawn.”

Following an almost six-year battle, James revealed that she was getting into hospice care after continuous visits to the hospital. “I don’t suppose anybody can say the final 6 months has precisely been sort! It’s all heartbreaking to be going by however I’m surrounded by a lot love that if something will help me by I hope that can,” she noted in May 2022. “In over 5 years of writing about how I believed it could be my remaining Christmas, how I wouldn’t see my 40th birthday nor see my youngsters go to secondary faculty – I by no means envisaged writing the one the place I'd really say goodbye. I believe it’s been the rebellious hope in me.”

On the time, James admitted that she was “completely thoughts blown” by the love that she obtained on-line. “I simply can't thank folks sufficient for his or her generosity. It simply means a lot to me,” James advised BBC that very same month, noting that her fundraising reached new highs. “It makes me really feel completely liked. Nevertheless it makes me really feel like we’re all sort of in it on the finish collectively and all of us need to make a distinction and say, ‘You recognize what? Screw you most cancers.’ You recognize, we will do higher.”

James famous that she hoped her honesty on social media inspired more people to support cancer research. “We will do higher for folks and we simply want to indicate it who’s boss,” she continued. “Over the past 5 years I’ve campaigned, I’ve spoken about consciousness, I’ve shared my story for a motive — the laughs, the giggles, sharing that you could reside with most cancers, unveiling what most cancers can seem like. However in the end what I actually need to occur is I don’t need another Deborahs to should undergo this. We all know that after we catch most cancers early, we will treatment it.”

Scroll down for James’ inspiring quotes about her well being and way of living:


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