DAME Deborah James has revealed she’s “burned out” that she won’t live to see her proudest achievement again.
The Sun writer has been busy launching a fashion collection and raising money for her BowelBabe fund for the past few weeks.
Her Rebellious Hope t-shirts as part of her In The Style collection have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Her fund, which gives money to Royal Marsden, Cancer Research UK and Bowel Cancer UK, has now raised over £6.5million.
Sales of a rose named after the 40-year-old have also surpassed £50,000.
But the mother of two released a book later this year that has already topped the Amazon charts.
To donate to the BowelBabe Fund, visit www.bowelbabe.org
Debs posted on Instagram: “Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered.
“Burned out, I won’t see it published.”
Earlier this month, Deborah was transferred to hospice at home – having lived with stage four colon cancer since she was diagnosed in 2016.
The lady who won’t slow down has been keeping herself busy for the past few weeks.
On May 18, Debs said the book’s release date had been brought forward as she had “a few things to share” before she dies.
The book How to Live If You Could Be Dead was originally due out next year – but will now be out on August 18.
Debs previously said, “It was a labor of love!” And I think people will find it surprising — it’s certainly not a book sequel.
“It’s all about the mindset and how the insights of a positive mindset can help you even in your darkest moments.”
She revealed the book to her loyal Instagram followers, saying the title was “ironic”.
“I wanted to share all of my (hard-fought!!) insights into how to keep a positive attitude when we’re facing life’s biggest challenges,” she said.
- To pre-order Deborah’s book, visit Amazon
- Her t-shirt is still available through In the Style in sizes 6-28
- Dame Deborah James Rose, Bare Root is available at World of Roses
The Signs of Colon Cancer You Need to Know – Think COLON
- B: bleeding
There are several possible causes of bleeding from your butt or blood in your poop.
Bright red blood can come from swollen blood vessels, hemorrhoids, or hemorrhoids in your anus.
Dark red or black blood may come from your intestines or stomach.
Blood in the stool is one of the main signs of colon cancer, so it’s important to tell your doctor so he can investigate.
2. O: Obvious change in toilet habits
It’s important to let your GP know if you notice changes in your bowel habits that last three weeks or more.
It’s especially important if you’ve also noticed signs of blood in your poop.
You may find that you need to go to the bathroom more often, you may have looser stools, or you may feel like you are not walking enough or not emptying your bowels completely.
Don’t be embarrassed, your family doctor will have heard a lot worse! Speak up and have it checked.
3. W: weight loss
This is less common than the other symptoms, but it’s important to be aware of. If you have lost weight and do not know exactly why, you should tell your family doctor.
You may not feel like eating, feel sick, bloated and not hungry.
4. E: Extreme fatigue
Colon cancer that causes bleeding can cause iron deficiency in the body – anemia. If you develop anemia, you are likely to feel tired and your skin may look pale.
5. L: Lump or pain
As with many other types of cancer, lumps or pain can be a sign of colon cancer.
It is very likely that you will feel a pain or lump in your stomach or back passage.
See your GP if it doesn’t go away or if it’s affecting your diet or sleep
Three pounds from each book will be donated to the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK.
While the book is a proud achievement for Deborah, she also helped raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer.
It was announced last week that M&S will start printing the symptoms of the disease on the back of its toilet paper rolls.
The retailer will also put up signage in its stores.
Debs has always been clear, control your poo and don’t make it taboo.
The idea for the toilet roll came after M&S employee Cara Hoofe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2016 at the age of 32.
She was inspired by Debs to pitch the idea after seeing all the work she had done to raise awareness.
Over the weekend, Debs praised Cara for all the work she had done to make loo rolling a reality.
People who get colon cancer early have a better chance of recovery.
But 60 percent of people are diagnosed at later stages, when treatment is much more difficult.
Part of the problem is low awareness of the warning signs of colon cancer, which should prompt people to contact their GP.
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