Deborah James, the host of You, Me, and the Big C, said she could no longer walk and that her body had stopped “playing ball,” but that her “wonderful family surrounded her.” After telling supporters she doesn’t know “how long I’ve got left,” Deborah James relocated to hospice-at-home care to treat her terminal colon cancer.
The host of the BBC podcast You, Me, And The Big C said the last six months had been “heartbreaking,” but she was surrounded by “so much love” and had “no regrets.”
James, 40, was diagnosed with the condition in 2016 and has since kept her almost 300,000 Instagram followers up to date with candid updates on her treatment and diagnosis.
“I’m well aware I shouldn’t be living to write this today,” she wrote five years after her diagnosis on December 14, 2021.
“The message I never wanted to write,” she wrote in a fresh post on Monday. We’ve tried everything, but my body won’t cooperate.
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“My active care has stopped, and I am now moved to hospice at-home care, with my incredible family all around me, and the focus is on making sure I’m not in pain and spending time with them.
She added she had left “no stone unturned” searching for treatment but that even a “magic breakthrough” would not make a difference.
Sharing links to charities, including Cancer Research UK, Bowel Cancer UK, and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, she asked supporters to make donations and “buy me a drink to see me out this world.”
She said, “Right now, for me it’s all about taking it a day at a time, step-by-step and being grateful for another sunrise.
“My whole family are around me and we will dance through this together, sunbathing and laughing (I’ll cry!!) at every possible moment!
“You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey.
“No regrets. Enjoy life x Deborah.”