Deborah James reveals she's finding it 'harder and harder' in latest social media post: 'My body isn’t playing the game'

Dame Deborah said she was "resting up a lot" while also having "lovely random chats with my family"


Dame Deborah James has revealed she’s finding it “harder and harder to engage” in her latest social media post.

The podcast host, 40, known as Bowel Babe online after campaigning to raise awareness of bowel cancer, revealed two weeks ago that she was receiving end of life care at her family home in Surrey.

Dame Deborah, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016, added that her “body isn’t playing the game”.

Dame Deborah James says she's finding it "harder and harder to engage"
Dame Deborah James says she's finding it "harder and harder to engage"
Dame Deborah James
Dame Deborah James

In an Instagram post earlier today, she said: "I feel at the moment I’ve got so much to share, to be thankful for but my body just isn’t playing the game!

"I'm finding it harder and harder to engage and am just resting up a lot between managing side effects and having lovely random chats with my family."

Her latest comments come after Dame Deborah said she was “scared to go to sleep” because she does not know how long she has left to live.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: “I’m not planning on dying anytime soon but it’s just so unpredictable.

“I’m scared to fall asleep and that’s one of the biggest reasons I’m so tired. I am scared to go to sleep.”

She added: “I think my family are knackered, they have all been incredible – going above and beyond to look after me and nurse me.

“What I have seen from them in the last two weeks is true love, deep love. It’s overwhelming.

“They have all been amazing.

“I know the pressure on them at the moment is huge, I can’t do anything anymore without their help.”