Camilla Franks would like to say a big thank you to the medical staff following ovarian removal surgery
Camilla Franks shared a heartbreaking post after undergoing ovarian removal surgery this week as her battle with breast cancer continues.
But on Saturday, the brave 44-year-old fashion designer shed light on the ‘angels’ who have supported her on her journey.
She shared a photo of herself with a team of medical workers she called “angels on Earth” who “brighten up the darkest days.”
‘They deserve a wave of gratitude’: Camilla Franks shared a heartfelt message to medical staff for ‘lightening the darkest days’ on Saturday after undergoing surgery this week to remove her ovaries as her battle with breast cancer continues
“I cannot thank these wonderful souls who have supported me on this breast cancer journey,” she wrote.
“Nurses, midwives, oncologists, cleaners, surgeons, cooks, doctors, pathologists, therapists, psychologists, radiologists and so many welfare fighters,” she thanked in her post.
Camilla added, “I have such wonderful health professionals who give me so much love, strength and encouragement as I have struggled through an avalanche of physical and emotional pain.”
The Kaftan Queen continued, “These are real earthly angels. Selfless, caring and special without words. They deserve a wave of gratitude. ‘
“When you’re in such a vulnerable place, it just means so much to have someone there with a kind word, a warm touch, and an empathy for your suffering,” she said.
Camilla also shared a special thank you to everyone who “helped save my life, picked up the broken pieces, and worked tirelessly to put me back together.”
On Thursday, Camilla shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram in which she revealed she was still in the hospital recovering from surgery to remove her ovaries.
Recovery: On Thursday, Camilla shared a photo of herself lying in bed next to her two-year-old daughter Luna’s teddy bear, Camilla called the toy her ‘comfort in a sea of grief’ as she recovered from surgery to remove her ovaries
Camilla shared a photo of herself lying in bed next to her two-year-old daughter Luna’s teddy bear, calling the toy “ comfort in a sea of sadness. ”
I cling to it like a life raft, inhaling its scent, feeling its presence and warmth. His little hairy body is drenched in a torrent of tears that I can’t stop, ”she began.
‘I’m lying here with a broken heart, recovering from surgery to finally remove my ovaries. The grief and pain is excruciating. I feel like my chest is going to burst when I mourn the loss of children I can no longer bear. ‘
Devastating: ‘I cling to it like a life raft, breathe in its scent, feel its presence and warmth. His little hairy body is drenched in a torrent of tears that I can’t stop, ‘she began
Camilla described her battle with breast cancer as ‘horrific’ and confessed that her battle against the insidious disease is ongoing.
“The heartbreaking fear, illness, and grueling rounds of immediate treatment are one thing, but it goes on and on,” she continued, noting that she has the “harmful BRCA2 gene variant.”
“Not only did I have to fight the breast cancer I had, I also had to prevent the future cancers that I was so much more likely to get – more breast cancer, ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer and others.”
Tragic: Camilla describes her battle with breast cancer as ‘horrible’ and confessed that her battle with the insidious disease is on
“The heartbreaking fear, illness, and grueling rounds of immediate treatment are one thing, but it goes on and on,” she continued. Pictured during a fashion launch in Sydney in April 2017
She added: ‘I had to fight to save my life. A life that is so much more precious now that I have a little girl who loves and needs me. ‘
Camilla was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just months after welcoming her daughter, whom she shares with musician fiancé JP Jones, in January 2018.
In the post, she recalled discovering the lump in her breast and had to stop breastfeeding before undergoing six months of chemotherapy, which were successful.
Afterwards, the designer noted that she subsequently had a double mastectomy and surgery to remove her fallopian tubes.
‘I’m lying here with a broken heart, recovering from surgery to finally remove my ovaries. The grief and pain is excruciating, ”she wrote
But now this. The divine essence of my femininity. My ovaries, the most sacred givers of life, leave the biggest hole of all when they are taken from me. ‘
Camilla revealed that she had undergone IVF treatment in hopes of having another child when her dream of becoming a mother for the second time was shattered.
The famed Australian designer revealed that she had undergone ‘five failed rounds of IVF’.
“I’ve spent the last 18 years pursuing the dream of becoming a mother again,” she confessed.
‘I had to fight to save my life. A life that is so much more precious now that I have a little girl who loves and needs me, ”she wrote. Pictured at a Sydney fashion show in May 2018
Fight for Survival: Camilla was first diagnosed with stage three breast cancer just months after welcoming her daughter, who she shares with musician fiancé JP Jones (pictured), in January 2018
“I kept putting off this last life-saving surgery in the hope that I could perform a miracle … I just really wanted to have another baby.”
“I wanted to have bubbas and now have to accept that I will have one biological child,” she wrote.
Camilla said the whole ordeal had reminded her “how much a mother is a gift,” but said she is “extremely grateful” for the daughter she has.
She added: ‘There will always be an undertone of grief and sadness, but I will thrive again. I will laugh. I will feel joy. Because I am. ‘
There will always be an undertone of grief and sorrow, but I will thrive again. I will laugh. I will feel joy. Because I am, ”she wrote. Pictured at a fashion show in Sydney in May 2016