It’s scary words coming out of Shannen Doherty. Battling cancer, she now admits to a fear she’s not going to make it.
That is just heartbreaking, and I come at it with a “been there, done that” attitude. I’ve been through it. I had cancer. I had chemo. I had a bone marrow transplant. I looked at the average prognosis for my leukemia, and it wasn’t good. But for some reason, I never doubted that I would live. I knew I’d come out of this to tell the tale.
For Shannen it’s different. She shared a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed after a round of chemo and wrote the following.
“#fbf to a very short bit ago. Day after #chemoday isn’t always so great. Sometimes one isn’t able to dance, or eat or even to think about the next day. Sometimes it just feels like you aren’t going to make it. That passes. Sometimes the next day or 2 days later or 6 but it passes and movement is possible. Hope is possible. Possibility is possible. To my cancer family and everyone suffering … stay courageous. Stay strong. Stay positive. #wegotthis. #fightlikeagirl (sic)#”
That’s just heartbreaking to me, just to hear her thoughts, that she’s sometimes unsure if she’s gong to make it, yet pulling out of it and encouraging everyone else to stay strong and positive.
She also talked about the importance of friends when you’re battling a disease like cancer. She called out Sarah MIchelle Gellar in particular for always having her back.
I could go on and on about the family and friends who had my back, everyone from my husband who had to take care of our home all on his own, to my sister who was my bone marrow donor, to my parents who allowed me to recover at their house, to my grown kids who had to make do without me and help pick up the slack. So I definitely get that.
And remember why she’s in this place in the first place. This was because her management let her health insurance lapse, so she had to wait to go to the doctor. There is something so very fundamentally wrong with that. She’s battling for her life and fearing she’s not going to make it because someone else’s lapse in judgement.
It’s just not right.
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