Bride whose wedding was delayed by cancer diagnosis and Covid finally gets to wear her wedding dress


Three years after her diagnosis and recovery from breast cancer, a woman says she is ready to "live life to the full" with her new husband.

Helen Bullen, 55, a business mentor from Surrey, UK, married retiree Eddie Sinden, 61, in 2022 after Covid delayed their wedding.

She shared on TikTok that their wedding was planned for 2020 after 15 years of being together, but her cancer diagnosis steered things in a different direction. 

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They decided to have their signing in July 2020, "jeans and trainers followed by take away pizza. Celebrations put on hold," Helen wrote on TikTok.

However, soon after, Helen was diagnosed with stage three triple-negative breast cancer while planning celebrations. 

She began chemotherapy in August 2021 and said one of the hardest parts was losing her hair. "16 rounds of tough chemo, which meant lost hair and gained weight. I lost my right boob," she shared in a video. 

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Following the chemotherapy and a mastectomy, Helen was declared cancer free in March 2022. In May 2022, they finally dressed up and partied with all their friends in celebration of her being cancer free. 

"My superhero and joker looked after me through my cancer treatments," she shared.

The couple went on honeymoon in Seychelles. 

Now, to help others cope and raise awareness, she has written a book, Agnes, Bea, Cancer and Me, based on a diary of her experience. 

Helen has also gone back to doing what she loves on her podcast, Kindly Blunt. She wrote on Instagram, "As most of you will know, I went through a fight with cancer during 2021 and 2022, and although I kept my business going, the one thing I eventually had to let slip was my weekly podcast. But I am well, and the podcast is back."

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