- The 51-year-old presenter had a mastectomy on Monday while battling breast cancer
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Julia Bradbury’s sister has revealed that the star had one last run before her mastectomy so she could ‘feel her breasts buoyant for the last time.’
Gina Bradbury recalled that moment in conversation with The Sunday Mirror, confessing: ‘Julia isn’t really a runner, but last week she came in, hugged me and burst into tears. He said “I just went for a run.”
‘ I said, ‘but you don’t like running? She said “No, I know, but I wanted to feel both of my breasts popping up one last time.”
Heartbreaking: Julia Bradbury’s sister reveals the star took one last run ahead of her mastectomy so she could ‘feel her breast bounce for one last time’
‘That, to me, was so powerful. We were both crying in his kitchen at that time.’
Julia, 51, has been updating her social media followers about how she’s been through her entire journey with the disease, and posted a topless photo of herself last Friday, saying she’s going to have one last look with her body before the operation. Was going on a walk.
‘Bye bye left boob’ she wrote in the caption, while she caressed her boobs and wore gym leggings.
Sisters: Gina Bradbury (left) recalls the moment, confessing: ‘Julia isn’t really a runner, but last week she came in, hugged me and wept bitterly’
Later that week, she shared the news on Instagram that she was out of surgery, but has yet to hear whether the cancer has spread.
She is hoping that even after the operation she will be able to continue her new life as normal.
Despite trying to stay positive, Julia was also honest with her followers when she posted a sad-looking selfie with tears in her eyes.
Combat: Julia posted a topless photo of herself last Friday, saying she was going for one last walk with her body before the operation
She wrote in the caption: ‘I want to share this photo, because it doesn’t matter how much support you have, how much love, or even if you have a single piece of your breast cancer treatment. The obvious way out is… to feel extremely sad.
‘(There are 100 million people living with cancer around the world) I cry when I sometimes read a kind message, or if I think about the reality of my mastectomy, or this morning, when I’m on my head before school. Can’t hug kids because I’m in self-isolation.
‘And that’s fine. We are allowed to grieve, and there are some wonderful support groups and charities out there to help us.
‘Check yourself, take care of your body, be aware… and cry if you need ️’
Julia explained this in detail, and hello! magazine.
‘The fear of death is what you think of when you first hear the word cancer. Then there is the fear of the unknown. Then there’s a grieving process, as well, and disbelief,’ she told the publication. ‘I don’t know – no one does – what awaits me on the other side. I don’t know if the cancer has spread or if I will need chemo…’
The Countryfile star continued: ‘I’m looking at this on a deeply personal level and I’ve found it incredibly disturbing. I am seeing a counselor and taking all available help and kindness to me.
‘At the moment I am very disciplined with my time. I have time, time to walk, and there are times in the day when I cry a little. Then there’s this: “Okay, come on. Let’s prepare the body for anything that comes my way…”‘
‘Sometimes you’re so sad’: Despite trying to stay positive, Julia was also honest with her followers when she posted a sad-looking selfie with tears in her eyes