BBC's Deborah James shares cancer update from hospital bed after surgery dash
BBC podcaster Deborah James, 40, has shared a photo of herself sitting on a hospital bed in her underwear, with tubes attached to her.Since being diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in December 2016, the former deputy head teacher has become a prominent cancer campaigner.Sharing the candid snap with her 294,000 Instagram followers, Deborah wrote:"Argh the cancer rollercoaster! Yesterday was the classic ride high and fall flat at the last bend! (sic)"Started with positive blood results, drained all out (unlike in this picture) and I was more fussed about my makeup stash in hospital than anything else!" She continued: "A small bleed meant I ended up being rushed back into theatre having a colonoscopy and Endoscopy within the hour to check for the source."It’s amazing how quickly crash teams work, and As much as I just want to be home (it’s now getting on to two weeks in hospital), it’s also nice to feel in a safe place when my body isn’t playing ball.""Had an awful night of new regimes and being poked 10 times to find whatever working vein I have left (yes I have a port, but when you are on as much drugs as I am I need more lines in)."Dry shampoo and Lippy for the win! Was feeling good (it’s all relative!) and my liver numbers were FINALLY improving (go liver!!). My oncologist even talked about getting me home in a few days."Praying today will be un-eventual and stable! Thank you for your love."Deborah then finished the post by telling her followers that it will be either her, or her mother who will post further updates.Presenter Kate Thornton responded: "Oh Deb, I hope today is calmer and kinder.