A critically ill cancer patient who left a hospice for 24 hours to get married has now been given the all clear two years on.
Katy Chapman-King, 28, was diagnosed with a rare form of throat cancer in 2014 and was receiving care in a hospice up until the day before her wedding.
Now she has been given the all clear after receiving the results from her latest CT scan.
And she thanked staff at the hospice who helped her attend her wedding day.
Seven years before her diagnosis Katy’s father had also died of oesophagus cancer.
But it took doctors nine months to diagnose Katy, despite displaying the same symptoms.
She said: “I was due to get married in the August.
“After I was diagnosed I went downhill dramatically.
“I asked doctors not to start chemo until after my wedding and I also had to have lots of tests before I could start it.
“It spread to my lymph nodes, I ended up going into the hospice and I thought that was it.
“That was me done.
“That’s not the case though, people go in there for respite and pain management.
“I was in a state, I was being sick constantly. They were absolutely fantastic with me.
“When I first went in I was so scared, then a lovely woman sat with me and held my hand all day.
“They have a cat and she was like a therapy for me.”
Katy and her partner Alex spent the night at the Hythe Imperial Hotel, Hythe, Kent, before she started chemotherapy and had half of her stomach removed.
After their big day Katy went back to the hospice and nurses continued to help her as she recovered both with stints inside and at home.
She was told the devastating just four days before the funeral of Alex’s father.
She said: “I thought about cancelling it but so much had been done already and we didn’t know if I was going to live.
“The hospice made sure I’d be able to get married, they are guardian angels
“On the day of the wedding they send someone to sort out my syringe driver, which pumped medication into me to stop the pain.”