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Monday, 23 November 2015
Heartbreaking Photos: Bride diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer 5 days to wedding
37-yr-old Meaghin McIntyre was due to get married in five days to the love of her life when she was hit with a devastating news that could change her life forever.
She had stage four cervical cancer. Surprisingly, her partner Scott insisted the wedding must go on despite receiving the bad news. The couple got married on the scheduled date at the Sunshine Coast without invited guest having knowledge of what was happening.
"I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day that’s for sure, we wanted our wedding day to be special, not feeling sorry for me for having cancer."
"It wasn’t a hard decision to make." she told Daily Mail Australia.
The cancer cells had spread to her lymph nodes which was diagnosed after visting three different doctors.
Mrs McIntyre therefore needed extensive chemotherapy and radiation.
"I’ve had four rounds of chemo every three weeks, and they took about six hours to administer," she said.
"I’m on a double dose, the highest strength chemo you can possibly get.
"Then I’ve had seven rounds of daily Monday to Friday radiation."
The couple's friends who later knew of the newlywed's diagnosis gathered to raise funds on the Sunshine Coast’s Lake Kawana called Light Up The Lake.
Her family also showed support by holding an event tagged'Shave For Meaghin'.
"Between him [Scott], family and friends … I definitely couldn’t do it without them," Mrs McIntyre said.
"When I was doing the chemo the first five weeks I was working half the hours I was meant to.
"You just get so tired, and then obviously after that I’m still not working at all now, not until January.
"It’s been nearly four months with no work, just Scott’s income."
After numerous treatments, doctors told her the worst was over.
Though there haven't been further scans due to inflammation she's suffering from, the McIntyre hopes that her treatment would be over by the end of January 2016.
"The longest part is done, I just think there’s a light at the end,"she said.