BBC presenter Rachael Bland has shared a heartbreaking photo of her wedding day while describing her battle against breast cancer.
The Welsh newsreader, 40, said she may not look as “polished”, but “is a little bit stronger on the inside”.
Rachael was diagnosed with cancer in November 2016, and had months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
But doctors discovered the breast cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, and is now terminal.
The BBC 5live newsreader has been blogging about the illness, and in her latest post, she told how she struggled to wash her hair without her oxygen tubing.
She wrote on Instagram: “Looking back on my best day as I struggle to have a shower and wash my hair without my oxygen tubing…
“I may not look quite as polished on the outside – or be wearing such a fabulous dress.
“But inside I am just the same but a little bit stronger.”
The post has been liked more than 700 times, with her followers sending their love and best wishes.
One Instagram user wrote: “You’re courage is there for us to see and is an inspiration xx.”
Another added: “Beautiful then and beautiful now, you are amazing Rachael.”
Rachael married husband Steve, a BBC 5 Live producer in September 2013.
They live in Cheshire with their two-year-old son Freddie.
The host recently revealed the devastating moment she told her husband her breast cancer is incurable.
Discussing how she was told her news over the phone, she said: “My heart raced as I answered it, knowing a phone call did not bode well.
“Then came the words, ‘I am so sorry, it’s bad news. The biopsies have come back showing the same cancer is back and is in the skin’.
Doctors have now advised that Rachael’s best chance is treatment with a “novel agent”.
The mum of one will take part in clinical trials for immunotherapy by testing a new drug.
Rachael said: “It is a Phase 1b trial so very early in the process and I feel an odd sense of pride that I am one of fewer than 150 people worldwide who will test it.
“If it doesn’t help me then I hope the data I provide will at some point in the future help others in the same position.”