Amy Dowden reveals she has blood clots and updates her fans on chemotherapy-induced hair loss as she returns home from her hospital stay.
Amy Dowden revealed she had clots and gave an update on her chemotherapy-induced hair loss in a health update on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Strictly Come Dancing star recently revealed that her doctor discovered she has “another type of cancer” following her initial diagnosis of breast cancer earlier this year.
In an emotional Instagram post, Amy explained that she was returning home from the hospital after suffering medical complications.
She gave a selfie the thumbs up while staying as positive as ever while sitting on a hospital bed.
Alongside the photo, Amy wrote: ‘And I’m going home to my own bed! Thanks again to the wonderful NHS! I have a few blood clots, but I feel fine except for my sore and swollen arm.’
Brave: Amy Dowden, 33, revealed she had clots and gave an update on her chemotherapy-induced hair loss in a health update on Wednesday
And he continued: ‘Another obstacle on this journey. But again, forever grateful to the NHS and to the heroes around me. Although I can’t wait to lie in my own bed from Monday.
In another post shared to her Story, she showed off a strand of hair she had lost, writing: ‘So much every day! Very difficult! One day at a time!’
It comes after Amy reveals that she is “heartbroken” that her hair started falling out.
She told her followers: ‘I wanted to be open and honest with all of you from the beginning. So, in this cycle, I started to feel bad as soon as the second batch of “red devil” came in.
‘Came home very tired and started feeling sick (even with all the sickness meds), Friday afternoon the sickness stopped and just waves of nausea.
‘I’m still taking anti-disease drugs now. I barely sleep due to the steroids and the insomnia they bring with them. I had no last cycle but this time some lovely friends with canker sores.
“But I’ve managed a few walks, delicious homemade soups and smoothies and feel even better today.” The little one wins!’
Amy went into detail about the fact that she is starting to lose her hair. And she added: ‘What has been more difficult for me this time and in the last few days is the destruction of the hair (sic).
Grateful: In an emotional Instagram post, Amy explained that she was returning home from the hospital after suffering medical complications
Disturbing: In another post shared to her story, she showed off a strand of hair she had lost, writing: ‘So much every day! Very difficult! One day at a time!’
She continued: “Even though I’m wearing a cool cap, you expect to keep 50 per cent of your hair and there are plenty of benefits to hair regrowth faster, too.”
“But as much as I prepare to wake up every day by gently combing my hair with a wide comb and seeing what comes out, it’s heartbreaking for me personally. I’ll only wash my hair once, max twice, this week, not using heat on I won’t even comb my hair, so I don’t feel like myself.
‘So it’s time to take out the wig I say and get used to this and help me feel like me. I’m still Amy! Some days last week I would wake up and for the first few seconds you forget and suddenly everything hits you, the day and the challenges ahead and your new reality and it’s hard – I cried a little in the morning and I learned that too Alright.’
She then thanked everyone for their messages of support, writing: ‘Thanks again for all the lovely messages asking how I’m doing, I want to be open and honest and hopefully help others who are going through it or who support them in your travels too.