Woman with terminal cancer after complaining of back pain

A 57-year-old woman has said she does not have long to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer after complaining of back pain. Tara Ellis received the devastating diagnosis two weeks after being rushed to Royal Bolton Hospital in an ambulance.

Tara had been suffering from severe back pain but had no idea when counselors drew the curtains around her bed last August, which is what she was about to hear, reports The MEN. “They told me they were so sorry, but I had inoperable pancreatic cancer,” she says, admitting “I didn’t even know where it was.”

I asked her, “What about my dog ​​and my hair?” I’ve always made myself look good. She says she “packed her dog — an eight-year-old Miniature Schnauzer/Terrier cross — in cotton wool” and thought of him immediately.

Immediate calls to family and friends caused shock and devastation. In one brutal moment, Tara was given a final ending to her life — and it was only a matter of months.

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Tara reflects on how the news has changed the dynamic of their relationships. “It’s a lonely thing to be a Cancer. The friends you think will be there for you — they fizzle out and change quickly,” she says. And yet she says her illness has strengthened and healed her relationship with her daughter Abigail, 38, who cares for her.

“She’s incredible,” says Tara. “She says to me, ‘Calm down, mom, and breathe.'” Abigail herself simply says, “It’s hard because it’s your mom. My world just changed in seconds.”

Determined and still full of life, Tara, who also has a son Lewis, 25, had a late son Daniel, who died aged 30, and has a granddaughter, Tiana, 18, who is battling the disease with humor and positivity , but says that the days were so dark that she didn’t know how to get through.

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“It puts you in a daze. You’re alone in a dark room looking for the light,” she says. “You don’t know how to find that light because you don’t know how to deal with cancer yourself. You’re looking for little doors to open.”

Brave Tara describes the 12 eight-hour chemotherapy sessions she endured to extend her remaining time as “brutal.” . It came back.” She says she and her loved ones “dance around” when she was told her cancer had shrunk, but her happiness was short-lived as it later grew into her lungs, liver and stomach.

Tara says she wants to raise awareness about invisible illnesses, saying she’s been fined for walking slowly through intersections and using disabled parking spaces. “Theoretically, I could put on my makeup and my jeans and no one would know I was sick,” she explains. “I think people should be aware that you shouldn’t judge if a disease is not visible.” She also wants to draw attention to the disease and urges people with back pain to get examined.

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Tara has also raised £6,500 through a Just Giving page for the Royal Bolton Hospital and says: “They are like family, I love them more than anything. They are so supportive and there for you 24/7. The support you receive is incredible. Another charity car wash will be held next to the BP petrol station on Manchester Road in Westhoughton on July 9th.

Now, Tara says, she might have six months or maybe a little more or less. She wants to spend her final days making short visits to her partner and family, spending time in a stationary trailer, and visiting new places.

Full of humour, she said: “Of course I’d appreciate it if you could arrange a meeting with Ronaldo for me.” But seriously and soberingly, Tara added: “It’s important to me that I live my life – I have to hold on to the days that remain to me.”

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