Cancer-battling Jade Goody was recovering in London’s Royal Marsden Hospital today, awaiting the results of emergency surgery.
The reality TV star’s publicist Max Clifford said the results of the operation to relieve pain in her bowel could determine whether she lived beyond the end of the month.
“The prognosis depends on how she responds to surgery and how beneficial it is. The next 24 hours will be critical,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“If her bowel is cleared and she’s able to eat properly and regain some strength, she could live much longer than that.”
Goody, 27, was visited in hospital by husband Jack Tweed yesterday — hours after he was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.
Magistrates adjourned sentencing until March 26 so reports could be prepared on Tweed’s background.
The 21-year-old’s lawyer told Epping Magistrates Court that Goody has been given less than four weeks to live.
She was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer in August last year, and the disease has since spread to her liver and bowel.
Goody was taken to the Royal Marsden on Sunday night after she complained of unrelenting pain while at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, near Harlow, Essex.
She was then transferred to nearby Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the bowel operation before being taken back to the Royal Marsden.
Tania Panagiotopoulou, speaking for Tweed at Epping Magistrates Court, told how Tweed has been caring for Jade and said: “She (Jade) has been given less than four weeks to live.”
He said that Jade was going to be disappointed at the court’s verdict on Tweed, but said he did not want to comment further about the case. Jade was taken to the Royal Marsden on Sunday night after she complained of unrelenting pain while at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, near Harlow, Essex.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that she was planning a new career helping cancer victims when she was diagnosed.
The star was training to help women who had lost a breast when she got her own news last August, her teacher has told Woman’s Own.
And long before she lost her own hair, she was tattooing eyebrows and lashes on to women who had been treated with chemotherapy.
Cathy Brown, from the Nouveau Contour training academy in Milton Keynes, told the magazine: "It’s so ironic this had happened to Jade when she showed such compassion and empathy, and really wanted to help people with cancer.
"She got quite upset about it, but she felt very strongly about helping these women.
"We are all so shocked."
Goody and her sons are due to be christened at a church close to her home and she also plans to record a television interview with Piers Morgan for ITV. It also emerged that Goody plans to meet a white witch and has also been praying and bathing in "holy water".
In her column in New! magazine she said she was also reading the Bible.
She continued: "I have a bowl of holy water that I wash and pray with and I’m even having a meeting with a white witch...
"I’ve no idea what she’s going to do to me so I’ll have to let you know how I get on!"
Goody said she was in touch with her life coach and might also see a healer.
She added: "It all helps to keep me positive."
On spending time as a family, she said: "We’re trying to plan things as a family so the boys have good memories of us all together.
"We’re planning a big sleepover with me and the boys, Jeff (Goody’s ex Jeff Brazier), Jack (Tweed) and all our mates."