Deborah James Shares Comparison Photos After Returning To Her Favourite Place
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Journalist and charity campaigner Deborah James has shared photos in one of her favourite places taken five years apart.
James was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and has been incredibly brave and open in sharing her journey with fans.
She explained in her most recent post that while she loves an 'excuse' to dress up, she's still 'knackered'.
The pictures were taken at Glyndebourne - the landmark opera house between Eastbourne and Brighton.
Sharing a series of snaps on Instagram, James explained: "Another day, brings another excuse to spend half of it exhausting myself getting dressed up to go to one of my favourite places!!!! @glyndebourne to watch #laboheme - but totally worth it.
"Thank you @glyndebourne for being so lovely and welcoming tonight - doing all this in a wheelchair is certainly a new challenge to learn!"
She went on to say: "I can’t believe I was last here five years ago this week - scared, newly diagnosed, just trying to do the same as I’m doing now - taking things one day at a time!!"
She also told fans that the 'British season' is her 'favourite' time of the year and as a tribute to all the incredible events that take place across the UK, she dedicated the names of her In The Style clothing line to them.
While James is beaming in her photos, she kept things real with her followers, adding: "But be under no illusion! I’m knackered! I’ve worked out it takes me longer to get ready and organised to go than the time I actually last anywhere!!
"Getting dressed is tiring, getting meds organised is tiring, the extra moving, the travel, the wondering what mood your stomach is in - it's all real!
"But then the feeling of making it to something you didn’t think possible, having put make up on, donning new shoes (that finally arrived in the right size for massively swollen feet!), with the sunshine smiling - well then it’s all worth it! It’s a kind of cheeky 'still living whilst dying' two fingers up to it all!!"
Friends and fans were quick to support the campaigner, with Lucy Alexander saying: "Keep smiling Deb … we are all loving your posts."
While Wayne Lineker added: "A true hero!! Go on debs love you."
Another simply said: "You look fabulous xxxx"
James attended the event with her husband Sebastian Bowen whom she married in 2008 - they have two children together.