Beauty Blogger Suffering Migraine Told She Has Weeks To Live
Samantha Last, 49, woke up with a "splitting" headache, hours later she was diagnosed with a rare type of aggressive brain cancer.
The mother-of-four and grandparent-of-seven from Norfolk, England, was diagnosed last Tuesday and told her condition was terminal.
Doctors explained that there was no treatment available to prolong her life. She has been given several weeks to live.
In an emotional farewell video to her 15,000 followers, Last thanked them for their support, explaining that the time had "been amazing," and that she had "loved every second".
Last explained that while she was unwell for several weeks before her diagnosis it was "nothing major-- just ear infections."
“But a week ago I was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. But, I am not going to get over this. All I can do is minimise at this stage. Be comfortable," she told subscribers.
“It’s not going to get better. That’s what I am coping with at the moment. I can’t hide it anymore," she continued.
The eight-minute video has been watched more than 87,000 times so far, while the comment section has been flooded with heartbreaking messages.
"Samantha you are such special person with a beautiful soul, I am so sorry and I’m praying for you and your family" one user said.
"This ripped my heart out. I’m so so so sorry you’re going through this," said another.
Last explained that she wanted to share her final journey with her online family.
“I am so, so sorry it’s a horrible message I am sharing. If anyone sees me out I am not my usual glamorous self. I am never going to be my usual glamorous self,” she said.
"This is going to be my last YouTube video... I want you to be involved in this one last journey with me. This is my final farewell."
Last is currently at home, but her memory and speech are deteriorating quickly.
"We believe she has four weeks now," her devastated husband of 30-years told The Sun.
He recounted the moment he knew that it wasn't a standard migraine.
“She asked for paracetamol so I knew it was serious. She never wanted painkillers, even during childbirth she turned them down.”
The pain relief didn't work and "in the morning she begged me to stay," he said.
When she was unable to see properly, he rushed her to hospital where she was immediately referred for brain scans.
Doctors discovered she had a brain tumour affecting her occipital and parietal lobes which control vision and language processing.
He's launching a fundraiser in a bid to cover her funeral costs and one last trip to a beach house in Devon.