Best Interests—Planning Ahead
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Rebecca Langley (36) was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at the age of 30. She underwent surgery leaving her with a permanent ileostomy. Following her first chemotherapy treatment she suffered a series of four cardiac arrests. Rebecca used her enjoyment of sport to help her in her recovery; completing her first ever triathlon a year after her surgery (10 months after her ICU stay), and ran her first ever half marathon sixteen months after ICU. (After which she was interviewed for ITV national news). After her initial recovery, Rebecca has got a DNACPR, Advanced Directive and ReSPECT form. She is passionate about talking about end-of-life planning, and was on a Radio 4 programme ‘Do Not Resuscitate’. She is keen to show that it isn’t a negative to complete such documents, while living life to the max.