Deborah James says she's in 'limbo' after beating docs' life expectancy predictions

Deborah James has said that she is “in limbo land” after beating the expectations of doctors who had given her just days to live.

The 40-year-old has been battling stage 4 bowel cancer and joked that she “ain’t dead yet” as she enjoyed a day out at the races with her family, writes The Mirror.

Deborah smiled for the camera in her wheelchair next to her brother and his new fiancée at Royal Ascot races.

Posting about her outing on her BowelBabe Instagram page, she wrote: “Yesterday was really special as with a lot of effort and help I actually made it to @ascotracecourse once again,.

“I honestly have to pinch myself that I’ve been well enough each day to do something like this. Another favourite I’d had in mind and a fab milestone to say ‘ain’t dead yet!'”

She continued: “Obviously like most haven’t been for a while due to covid, but so nice to be back and thank you to @ascotracecourse for making the whole experience for me and my brother just seamless and achievable for me.

She joked that she 'ain't dead yet' as she enjoyed the day out
She joked that she ‘ain’t dead yet’ as she enjoyed the day out

“Memories made, but most importantly I got 3 wins in a row and am still bouncing off the ceiling from them still!!!”

Deborah, who has raised more than £6million for Cancer Research UK, wore a pretty navy blue dress with puffy short sleeves and a white frilly Peter Pan collar.

She was joined by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford at the famous event.

She shaded herself from the glorious sunshine with an oversized straw hat and teamed her look with a pair of white studded sandals.

Despite her joy at being able to enjoy time with her brother, she said: “I find myself living in limbo land, not really knowing what the future holds and for how long.

Ruth and Eamonn posed with Deborah at the event
Ruth and Eamonn posed with Deborah at the event

“It’s a very stressful uncertain place to be because when I was discharge from hospital over a month ago I was given days, maybe a week to live. And I felt like it.

“But as we all know life doesn’t go according to plan, so I’m just grateful for what ever extra time, the powers that be have decided to grant me. So despite the unnerving tears, I look at the sunshine, smile, and think, wow, life is a funny thing isn’t it!! Better enjoy it!

#onedayatatime #royalascot #ascot #aintdeadyet”

The Dame, who originally said that she would like to die drinking champagne on her parent’s lawn after she was discharged from hospital, has been making her way through a variety of cocktails.

She said that she is “working her way through” classic cocktails “before I’m gone”.

She says that she is 'living whilst dying' and making the most of the time that she has
She says that she is ‘living whilst dying’ and making the most of the time that she has

The campaigner posted a photo of a Sex on the Beach to her Instagram stories earlier this week.

Overlaid text read: “Yes that is Archers! And yes I did grow up as Archers and lemonade being a staple college social drink!”

“Todays ‘sundowner’ treat of choice, ‘Sex on the Beach’. Maybe I should just call this working my way through old school cocktails day by day before I’m gone!”

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