Julia Bradbury has paid tribute to her ‘rock star parents’ for taking care of her following her double mastectomy.
The TV presenter, 51, told how both her mother Chrissi and father Michael are cancer survivors and have been feeding her with ‘healthy food’ as she recuperates from surgery.
The Countryfile star, who revealed she had breast cancer in September, shared a snap of herself posing with her mum and dad and captioned it: ‘Family’.
Family: Julia Bradbury has paid tribute to her ‘rock star parents’ Michael and Chrissi for taking care of her following her double mastectomy
Alongside the snap, she wrote: ‘This is for my rock star parents (taken pre-op). Thank you for all the love & food!
‘They’re in the 80’s, still mobile, both cancer survivors, and they been with me since my mastectomy, spending time with their grandchildren & looking after me.
‘My Mama is Greek & has-been feeding me nourishing healthy food, & the good news I’ve put on a couple of kilos since my op which I needed to do.
‘Good fats, plenty of veg & a good selection of supplements to help me through the healing/medication process.
Health: The TV presenter, 51, told how both her mother Chrissi and father Michael are cancer survivors and have been feeding her with ‘healthy food’ as she recuperates from surgery
‘Love & Supplements.. there’s the title for my new book. For great advice about nutrition – especially through times of change and trauma I recommend @sowandyarrow & wildnutritionltd
‘Did you know that Vitamin C concentration levels drop post surgical intervention? So keeping your Vitamin C levels can support proper wound healing & reduce oxidative stress.
‘But Vitamin Family is the best tonic of all (& walking obviously)’.
Julia recently took to Instagram to share the news she was out of surgery but is yet to hear if the cancer has spread.
Julia wrote: ‘They’re in the 80’s, still mobile, both cancer survivors, and they been with me since my mastectomy, spending time with their grandchildren & looking after me’
She is hoping she will be able to carry on with her new life as normal even after the operation.
Despite trying to stay positive, Julia was also honest with her followers when she posted a sombre looking selfie with tears in her eyes.
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 clear path of treatment for your breast cancer… sometimes you just feel overwhelmingly sad.
‘(There are 100 million folks around the world with cancer) I cry when I read a kind message sometimes, or if I think about the reality of my mastectomy, or this morning, when I couldn’t hug my children before school, because I’m self isolating.
‘And that’s OK. We’re allowed to be sad, and there are some amazing support groups & charities there to help us.
Coping: Julia, who announced she had breast cancer in September, posted a topless picture of herself and said she was going for one last walk with her body before the operation
‘Check yourself, look after your body, be aware… and have a cry if you need to ❤️’
Julia elaborated on this, and how ‘upsetting’ she has found the situation, and that she fears ‘death and the unknown’, in an interview with Hello! Magazine.
‘Fear of death is what you think of when you first hear the cancer word. Then it’s fear of the unknown. Then there’s a grieving process, as well, and disbelief,’ she told the publication. ‘I don’t know – nobody does – what awaits me on the other side. I don’t know if the cancer has spread or if I’m going to need chemo…’
The Countryfile star went on: ‘I’m going through this on a deeply personal level and I’ve found it incredibly upsetting. I’m seeing a counsellor and taking every available help and kindness that’s been offered to me.
‘At the moment I’m being very regimented with my time. There is me-time, walking time, and the time in the day when I have a little cry. Then it’s: “Okay, come on. Let’s carry on with preparing the body for what’s coming my way…”‘
‘Sometimes you just feel overwhelmingly sad’: Despite trying to stay positive, Julia was also honest with her followers when she posted a sombre looking selfie with tears in her eyes