A Newmains gran has battled and beaten cancer bringing relief to her family.
Jennifer Campbell was given the shock diagnosis 10 months ago that she was suffering from a rare form of ovarian cancer.
She then found out the cancer had spread to her stomach, gall bladder, liver and bowel.
Jennifer’s grand-daughter Chloe admitted the strain was taking a toll on the whole family.
Mum-of-two Chloe said: “We told to go to the doctor and get checked out but she said she was too busy looking after her grandkids and going to work.
“When she eventually went she was immediately sent to Wishaw hospital and the next day she was given the diagnosis.
“She had to go and get an operation to get a bot of her bowel taken out and was also fitted with a stoma bag.
“She was going into hospital on May 29, the day after her 65th birthday but she was more concerned that she wouldn’t be out for my birthday which is on May 31.
“I’ve lived with gran since I was a wee girl so I was really worried.”
Chloe, 23, admits lockdown was difficult for her gran due to shielding and not being able to see her family.
She was also going through chemotherapy and was also admitted to hospital with Septicemia.
“It was really serious,” said Chloe.
“I got so bad that my papa got a call regarding a Do Not Resuscitate order.
“Her chemo was difficult for her because all her hair fell out.
“I offered to shave my head to help her out but she wouldn’t let me!
“I ended up just cutting my hair and we sent it off to the Little Princess Trust which provides wigs for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“After lockdown was eased we finally got to see her. We were sitting at one end of the garden and she was at the other end but it was worth it just to see her.”
After a tough few months, Pauline got the all-clear from the doctors at the end of July bringing huge relief to the whole family.
To provide Jennifer with a perfect pick-me-up, Chloe nominated her for our weekly Say it with Flowers competition.
And we surprised Pauline at her home in Newmains with a beautiful bouquet from Pixie’s Petals in the village.
Chloe added: “Gran doesn’t like a fuss so I’m not sure how she will like this.
“She still thinks she has to look after everyone but I thought it would be nice for her to know how much we all love her.”
The Wishaw Press has re-launched our Say it with Flowers competition.
If you would like to nominate a special someone, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the person’s name, the reason for the nomination and a contact telephone number for yourself.