“But then I started to get blood in my poo, that’s when I took photos and went to see Manpreet. I know it sounds gross but it was the best way I could show her what was happening, the least embarrassing anyway.
“I had a blood test and it was full pelt after that, Manpreet referred me to the hospital and I had a colonoscopy, next thing I know some consultant’s telling me I have stage three cancer,” Vanessa revealed.
“When did Charity find out?” Tracy tentatively asked and Vanessa said: “Week before last, I told her not to say anything.”
“You didn’t think I could handle it?” Her sister continued but Vanessa remarked: “What? As well as she has!”
Not understanding what Vanessa meant, Tracy probed: “How do you mean?”
“I shouldn’t complain about her,” Vanessa stated. “She was in denial at first, she did everything she could to avoid it, I had a hospital appointment to discuss my surgery, I couldn’t even tell her.