A BRIDE’s heartbreaking Facebook post from beyond the grave shocked her family and friends as it appeared hours after she died of cancer aged 39.
Bodybuilder Gemma Sisson hauntingly wrote that she hopes her death will encourage other cancer sufferers to get checked even if they think they’ve beaten it.
She has said NHS doctors missed the growing tumours in three separate scans taken in the seven months after she was given the all-clear and put onto annual scans.
Just a month after her last “clear” NHS MRI she had a £330 private one in August that lit up like a Christmas tree, showing secondary tumours in her neck, back, liver and stomach.
The cancer in her spine had eaten away at two and a half vertebrae by the time Gemma was dealt the heartbreaking blow that they were secondary cancer and incurable.
The gym fanatic married her partner Ricky Moore four days after she was admitted to hospice where she spent her last weeks.
Her friends and family were gobsmacked when a post on her Facebook appeared hours after she died.
It read: “If this is being posted it means I’ve finally died after weeks of clinging on far too long.
“Although I’ll be heartbroken to leave behind all my loved ones I’ll be so glad to get away from what this b****d disease has left me as.
“I really hope that by sharing my cancer story and petitioning for secondary cancers scans to be made mandatory I’ve made a positive impact, and even if only 1 person gets some help from this then I will feel like I have accomplished something good.”
Gemma died peacefully in her husband’s arms on Wednesday – four days after they celebrated a “two-month anniversary” with a takeaway.
Her post continued: “I really can’t thank Rick enough who has been by side all the way and given me an amazing amount of love and support throughout this horrific time.
“I want all my loved ones to know that the pain and suffering has now stopped and I am now finally at peace.”
The personal trainer and gym boss had been together for 16 years and they attended body building competitions together around the world.
Gemma was diagnosed with cancer in April 2018 and underwent weeks of radiotherapy.
In August 2019, she was diagnosed with secondary cancer that required a 10-hour operation to try and repair her spine where the cancer had taken hold.
She had multiple treatments and scans until the end of 2019.
In February 2020, a month after her 39th birthday, she was given the devastating news she had just months to live and she was moved to the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds on April 13.
On admission, she told she had seven days to live, although she battled on for weeks.
Her family arranged for her to get married within four days of her being admitted to the hospice.