HomeCelebritiesStrictlys Amy Dowden gives major update in cancer ordeal as shes left in tears
Strictlys Amy Dowden gives major update in cancer ordeal as shes left in tears
Amy Dowden has taken to Instagram this afternoon to share her excitement to “ring that bell” to mark the end of her chemotherapy.
However, the Strictly Come Dancing star has also been informed by doctors that she still has a long way to go in her recovery from breast cancer.
The Welsh professional dancer shared several selfies to mark the beginning of the end of her chemotherapy journey.
Whilst in the car on the way to the hospital, Amy wrote: “Last pre chemo bloods let’s go! Also can’t wait to have this port out!”
The BBC star also posed for a photo with one of the nurses, while smiling bravely with her thumbs up.
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After her trip to the hospital, Amy emotionally told fans: “I got into the car and had a little cry! The bloods are all good to go! Final chemo Thursday! I can’t believe it.”
“Chemo bell I’m coming for you and so very grateful I get to ring that bell!” She added, alongside a photo of the celebratory bell from her ward.
Amy returned to her Instagram Stories to thank her followers for their supportive messages in response to her health update.
She exclaimed in a video from her sofa: “Yay! Thank you so much for all the lovely messages coming in.
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“I can’t believe it – I’m going to be ringing that chemo bell and then four weeks after the last chemo, I have my MRI scan and then I find out if I need more surgery – or if I’m done.”
However, the performer admitted that despite her jubilation, she was “gutted” to discover she would still have to return to the chemo ward every month for the next five years as part of her recovery.
Amy admitted: “I’m kind of not done, because for five years – I was a bit gutted when I found this out – I have to go back to the chemo ward – I love all the nurses there, the whole team are incredible – but I have to go back and have an injection once a month.
“It’s either that, or have my ovaries removed, which I obviously don’t want.
“But the toughest part of this journey for me, tougher than the mastectomy, has been this chemo – and that is coming to an end – it’s like Christmas Eve-Eve!”
She continued: “And it’s not only the end of chemo – on Friday I’ll have my last bone marrow injection to help with my white blood cells.
“And then it will be my last dose of chemo steroids, which keep you up all night – your appetite is insane!”
Reflecting on her cancer battle, Amy shared her relief that her treatment journey will soon be behind her.
She told fans: “I think back to July and how scared I was, and petrified, and the day before my first chemo, I was just hysterically crying, to the point where my friends had to come round and calm me down.
“But, anyway, we’re here, we’re at the end of this journey and then of course another journey begins in the recovery, but I’m ready for this!”