Deborah James: I'm still alive and kicking

Dame Deborah James shared an update on her health on this morning’s Lorraine, saying, “I’m live and kicking as much as I possibly can.”

Video transcript

DEBORAH JAMES: Team Lorraine, firstly congratulations on winning Race for Life last night to celebrate life, celebrate why we're all here, and to raise vital funds. I am doing OK. I am stable. I think stable is a good thing. I'm taking life slowly, not on social media too much, and just spending time in the garden with my family, a much slower pace of life, which is not what I'm used to.

Physically, I'm quite tired, but mentally, I'm still a campaigner. I'm still asking people to check their poo. I'm still on it about getting that messaging on [INAUDIBLE] across the country.

The [INAUDIBLE] campaign. Absolutely, we want it spread far and wide. Taking it day by day, like I said at the beginning, and I think just continuing to feel blessed to have another day, knowing that my time is limited. But at the same time, if truth be told, I've already outlived yet again what I was told when I was sent home from the hospital.

So I think already, even I'm a bit surprised. But I think it's having that sense of purpose, getting involved, continuing with the campaign, that is keeping me going. Excuse my dog, he's having a moment.

But obviously, the [INAUDIBLE] fund I'm so proud of. And it's a legacy that I am so proud to leave behind when I am no longer here. But at the moment, I'm here, I'm alive, kicking as much as I possibly can, and sending my love. And thank you for all your kind messages.

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