Adele Roberts reveals she’s taken the ‘first step in getting her colon working again’
Adele Roberts announced Monday in a candid Instagram post that she has taken the “first step” to getting her colon working again.
The radio host and former Big Brother contestant, 42, was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer in October 2021 and was given the all-clear by doctors in June.
Adele admitted she was “nervous” before the surgery and thanked her stoma (whom she named Audrey) for keeping her healthy.
‘I was super nervous’: Adele Roberts revealed on Monday she took the ‘first step’ to getting her colon working again, in a candid Instagram post
A stoma is an opening in your abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste products to pass out of your body.
Following the latest update, Adele revealed that she “may one day be able to go to the toilet the ‘old fashioned’ way” but will need more surgeries later this year.
She explained in the caption: “Happy BUMDay. Today was the first step in hopefully getting my colon working again (after colon cancer surgery).
‘I’m impressed by the advances in medicine’: The 42-year-old radio presenter was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer in October 2021 and doctors were given the all-clear in June
“I may have a rectum, but I think there’s still enough left to denounce and get things going again.
“I was super nervous this morning but I met a lovely lady who I started chatting to and she put my mind at ease straight away.
“She was preparing for the second part of her surgery to remove breast cancer. Wow – what a woman?! Not only had she managed to enjoy Christmas and the New Year with that in mind… she was ready to face today.
“Absolute warrior! Hoping you get surgery, now you smash it Queen! Go on! Thinking of you and your family and praying for a full recovery.’
Adele thanked the NHS for their amazing care as she took two selfies of herself, one with a face mask before and the second beaming after surgery.
‘Happy BUMDay’: The former ‘Big Brother’ star revealed she was ‘nervous’ before the surgery and thanked her stoma (which she calls Audrey) for keeping her healthy
She continued: “Once again the care I have received from the @nhs angels is amazing. dr Bhan and team love you. The fabulous Bola along with the nurses and porters who looked after me after the surgery, thank you for your help and I hope my anesthesia talk wasn’t too casual.
“I am also impressed by the advances in medical science in the UK. Thank you to everyone who helps make this happen. You make us proud.
“The fact that I can recover from colon cancer, have an ostomy, get my life back on track and today have a balloon up my butt to relieve my stricture is just wonderful. What a time to be alive?!’
The presenter continued to detail the next steps for her, but for now she was picked up by her partner Katie to relax at home in front of Netflix.
‘Audrey, you legend’: Following the latest update, Adele revealed that she may ‘one day be able to go to the toilet the ‘old fashioned’ way’ but will need more surgeries later this year
She elaborated in the lengthy post: “The next steps are to see the surgical team again soon for the ‘finger test’. The praying is done by someone with small hands because the last time they tried to go there they had to peel me off the ceiling.
“I think there will be a few more surgeries for me this year … but you know what, I’m just so happy they can help me and there’s hope.
“Maybe one day I’ll be able to go to the toilet the ‘old fashioned way.’ Maybe even get inspired by all the balloons and throw a big reopening party.
‘Until then. Me and you, Audrey, you little legend. Thank you for keeping me happy, healthy, alive and well. I love and appreciate you more than you can imagine.
Staying in place: It comes after the presenter revealed her stoma is staying for the time being, following an update last month
“Katie is on her way to get me. We’ll be making hot water bottles, chilling on the sofa, eating good food and watching @wednesdaynetflix and the @emilyinparis finale on Wednesday. Just a parfait!’
It comes after the presenter revealed her stoma is staying for the time being after providing an update last month.
She said her stoma would remain in her body for the time being as doctors are unable to give her an ostomy reversal at this time.
Sharing snaps of herself showing off her colostomy bag, Adele wrote: “I’ve had a meeting with my counselor and it looks like Audrey will remain the #stoma.
“She’s riding again! Well… she’s staying for now. It’s a long story but basically it’s not possible to give me a reversal of my stoma any time soon.
“He also casually mentioned that I had my rectum removed. I may never be able to go to the toilet normally again… WTAF?!
“Anyway… for now — although I’m honored to have a stoma, I thought I could try and do something good.”
“There are around 200,000 people in the UK with a stoma. From little babies to the more distinguished and older members – so many more people than we all realize – and I feel like together we could do a lot of good.’
Update: Taking to her Instagram profile, Adele (pictured with friend Kate Holderness) shared how her stoma will remain in her body for the time being as doctors are currently unable to give her a stoma reversal
It comes after Adele revealed last month that she has fallen in love with her body since she was diagnosed with cancer.
The Radio One DJ admits she’s struggled with body image her whole life, but it wasn’t until she had the bag she proudly flaunts at photoshoots and nicknamed Audrey that Adele finally accepted who she is .
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she said: “I’ve always struggled with my body image – I always thought I wasn’t worth going to the gym, that I wasn’t someone who was supposed to be healthy and fit – I thought I was would be a lost cause.
“After Big Brother I gained a lot of weight and felt like I had to lose weight to go to the gym. I wasn’t used to seeing women who looked like me. I was pretty shitty about my confidence and myself.
“But when I walked into that bathroom and saw my ostomy bag, I remember loving it and thinking, ‘Wow, doesn’t my body look amazing.’
“It was easy to see how amazing the human body is, and cancer helped me see myself in a whole different way.
“I remember thinking to myself, ‘Don’t do this anymore,’ and that’s amazing and so cool. I love my body and have never loved it more than I do now.”
What is an ostomy?
A stoma is an opening in the abdomen that connects to the body’s urinary system.
It is placed on patients to allow waste products to be drained from the body and emptied to the outside.
The surgery is performed on patients who are no longer able to use their bladder fully.
A detachable pouch, known as a urostomy pouch, attaches to the stoma via a tube.
It collects the urine and must be emptied by hand.
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