Amy Dowden reveals she has blood clots and updates fans on chemotherapy induced hair loss as she heads home after hospital stay
Amy Dowden revealed she had blot clots and gave an update on her chemotherapy induced hair loss in a health update on Wednesday.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 33, recently revealed that doctor’s discovered she has ‘another type of cancer’ following her initial breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
In an emotional Instagram post, Amy explained that she was heading home from the hospital after suffering from medical complications.
She gave a thumbs up for a selfie as she remained as positive as ever, while sitting in a hospital bed.
Alongside the photo, Amy wrote: ‘And I’m going home to my own bed! Thanks again to the marvellous NHS! Got some blood clots but I’m feeling good other than a sore and swollen arm.’
Brave: Amy Dowden, 33, revealed she had blot clots and gave an update on her chemotherapy induced hair loss in a health update on Wednesday
She continued: ‘Another hurdle along this journey. But again forever grateful to the NHS and my heroes around me. Can’t wait to get into my own bed since Monday though.’
In another post shared to her Story, she showed off a clump of hair that she had lost and wrote: ‘So much everyday! So hard! One day at a time!’
It comes after Amy revealed she is ‘heartbroken’ as her hair has started to fall out.
She told her followers: ‘Wanted to be open and honest with you all from the start. So this cycle, I started feeling sick soon as second lot of “red devil” was going in.
‘Got home very tired and started being sick (even with all the anti sickness), by Friday afternoon the sickness stopped and just waves of nausea.
‘Still taking anti sickness now. Hardly any sleep due to steroids and insomnia they bring with them. Didn’t have any last cycle but some lovely mouth ulcer friends this time round.
‘But I’ve managed some walks, lovely homemade soups and smoothies and feeling even better today. The little wins!’
Amy went into detail about the fact that she is beginning to lose her hair. She added: ‘What I’ve found harder this time round and the last few days is hair shredding(sic).
Grateful: In an emotional Instagram post, Amy explained that she was heading home from the hospital after suffering from medical complications
Upsetting: In another post shared to her Story, she showed off a clump of hair that she had lost and wrote: ‘So much everyday! So hard! One day at a time!’
She continued: ‘Even though I’m cold capping you hope to keep 50 per cent of your hair and there are also many benefits to the hair growing back quicker too.’
‘But as much as I prepared myself waking up everyday gently combing my hair with a wide comb and seeing what comes out, it is just heartbreaking personally for me. I’m only washing my hair once, max twice, this week, not using any heat on my hair or styling it so I just don’t feel like me.
‘So it’s time to bring 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’d wake and for the first few seconds you forget and then suddenly it all hits you, the day and challenges ahead and your new reality and it’s tough – had a few morning cries and learning that’s OK too.’
She then thanked everyone for their messages of support, penning: ‘Thank you again for all the lovely messages asking how I am, want to be open and honest and hopefully help others going through or those supporting those on their journeys too!’