designer Camilla Franks undergoes surgery to remove her ovaries

Camilla Franks has updated fans on her devastating battle with breast cancer, revealing she underwent surgery to have her ovaries removed.

In a heart-wrenching post on Instagram on Thursday, the 44-year-old designer revealed she was still in hospital recovering from the surgery.

Sharing a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed alongside her two-year-old daughter Luna's teddy bear, Camilla called the toy her 'comfort in a sea of sadness'.   

Distraught: Camilla Franks has updated fans on her devastating battle with breast cancer, revealing she underwent surgery to have her ovaries removed

Distraught: Camilla Franks has updated fans on her devastating battle with breast cancer, revealing she underwent surgery to have her ovaries removed

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'I'm clinging to it like a life raft, breathing in her smell, feeling her presence and warmth. Its little furry body is soaked with a torrent of tears that I can't seem to stop,' she began.

'I lie here with a broken heart as I recover from surgery to finally remove my ovaries. The grief and pain is excruciating. I feel as if my chest is going to burst as I mourn the loss of children I can no longer bear.'

Describing her battle with breast cancer as 'hideous', Camilla confessed her fight with the insidious disease is ongoing. 

Devastating: Sharing a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed alongside her two-year-old daughter Luna's teddy bear, Camilla called the toy her 'comfort in a sea of sadness'

Devastating: Sharing a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed alongside her two-year-old daughter Luna's teddy bear, Camilla called the toy her 'comfort in a sea of sadness'

Tragic: In a heart-wrenching post on Instagram on Thursday, the 44-year-old fashion designer revealed she was still in hospital recovering from the surgery

Tragic: In a heart-wrenching post on Instagram on Thursday, the 44-year-old designer revealed she was still in hospital recovering from the surgery

'The gut-wrenching fear, sickness and debilitating rounds of immediate treatment are one thing, but it goes on,' she continued. 

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'I have a harmful BRCA2 gene variant and with that diagnosis came a horrible reality. That not only did I have to fight the breast cancer I had, I also had to prevent the future cancers I was so much more likely to get - more breast cancer, ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and others.'

She added: 'I had to fight to save my life. A life which is so

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