The Sun’s Deborah James, 40, shares heartbreaking final Instagram post saying 'my body just can't continue'

THE Sun's Deborah James has shared a heartbreaking Instagram post tonight revealing: "My body just can't continue."

Deborah, 40, told fans her active care has stopped and she has been moved to hospice at home care, adding: "Nobody knows how long I've got left."

The mum-of-two was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer just days before Christmas in 2016.

Deborah, known to fans as BowelBabe, wrote on Instagram: "The message I never wanted to write. We have tried everything, but my body simply isn’t playing ball.

"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.

"Nobody knows how long I’ve got left but I’m not unable to walk, I’m sleeping most of the days, and most things I took for granted are pipe dreams. I know we have left no stone unturned.


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"But even with all the innovative cancer drugs in the world or some magic new breakthrough, my body just can’t continue anymore."

"In over five years of writing about how I thought it would be my final Christmas, how I wouldn’t see my 40th birthday nor see my kids go to secondary school – I never envisaged writing the one where I would actually say goodbye.

"I think it’s been the rebellious hope in me. But I don’t think anyone can say the last six months have exactly been kind!

"It’s all heartbreaking to be going through but I’m surrounded by so much love that if anything can help me through I hope that will."

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Deborah also announced she is setting up the Bowelbabe Fund and urged for her supportive fans to help is flourish. Donations can be made at

She asked them to buy her a drink to "see me out this world" by donating the cost to the fund.

She said it would raise money for further life-saving cancer research "to give more Deborah's more time".

And she wrote: "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!

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"You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey.
No regrets. Enjoy life x"

Deborah has been sharing every step of her journey with Sun readers in her column Things Cancer Made Me Say and her army of loyal Instagram followers.

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