British woman diagnosed with inoperable cancer just 48 hours after dream wedding

2018-10-25 13:43
Julie Allen. Photo. (Facebook/Julie Allen)

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After experiencing stomach pains, the bride had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.

Julie Allen, an ambulance worker from Hayle in Cornwall, England, was told she has just months to live after the tumour was found, Daily Mail reports. She’d married Ian Allen, a fellow ambulance worker, just two days before the diagnosis.

Although she is getting chemotherapy, doctors informed her that an operation would be too risky because of the location of the tumour, Mirror writes.

“After the ultrasound, I got a call to say they’d found a shadow,” Julie says.

“I wasn’t worried. I didn’t think it would be anything because I felt so good.”

Julie says the first thing she thought of was that she wouldn’t be able to celebrate her first wedding anniversary or experience Christmases with her grandkids.

“I actually went out and bought four years’ worth of cards for them all, in case I wasn’t around,” she adds.

Although she hasn’t been given a prognosis yet, people with this type of inoperable pancreatic cancer usually have about nine months to live, Cornwall Live writes.

“I have been up to the Royal Free Hospital in London and spoken to a professor up there who’s agreed to operate, providing the tumour shrinks. I’ve contacted every clinical trial going,” she says.

Julie will have to take a lot of time off from work whilst undergoing treatment and with her medical costs piling up, her colleague Nicola Rashleigh decided to start an online fundraising page to help ease the family’s financial burden.

Donations have been pouring in from friends, family and even patients she’s helped over the years as an ambulance worker.

Sources: Daily Mail, Cornwall Live, Mirror

 

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