‘Home Edit’ star Clea Shearer describes chemo treatment as ‘living hell’
Clea Shearer continues to fight.
The Home Edit co-founder and Netflix star shares the agony that accompanied her latest chemotherapy treatment in her battle with breast cancer. On Tuesday, she posted a photo her mother took of her in the hospital after her fourth round of chemo last week.
“It struck me that I never realized my nurses were wearing hazmat suits while administering my toxic treatment. I was clearly there every time, but I never understood” , Shearer said in his instagram Publish. “When she sent me this photo, my reaction to the drugs finally made sense. I wanted my own hazmat suit…I didn’t want this in my body. Surely there was another way.
” There were none. There isn’t,” she added, sharing how she spent the weekend “in more agony than I hope anyone will ever have to endure.”
“My bones hurt, my skin hurt, it was hard to walk, hard to see, hard to eat. I couldn’t keep my eyes open, but I couldn’t sleep either. It wasn’t nothing less than a living hell with no escape,” she wrote of her symptoms.
However, when she woke up on Monday she felt so much better that she “almost cried”.
“I was out of the woods, I turned a corner, I was on the other side of the mountain – and all the other euphemisms you can find for being DONE with the worst thing I’ve ever experienced” , she wrote.
The professional organizer noted that four months have passed since his diagnosis and listed everything that happened during that time.
“I had a bilateral mastectomy, subsequent surgery and endured the toughest chemo ever,” she continued, sharing that she still has over four months of chemo left. “12 weeks of Taxol chemo and 5 weeks of radiotherapy.”
She concluded her post by thanking her followers for taking this journey with her. And even if some days “it seems impossible”, they allow him to overcome everything.
It was in April that Shearer announcement that she had stage 2 cancer. At the time, she described how months earlier she had found a lump and pushed for a mammogram. It led to an emergency triple biopsy and the discovery of two tumours.
“I would be in a really different place right now if I had postponed what I knew was something,” Shearer told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie in June. “I didn’t know it was going to be cancer, but I felt something. If I hadn’t done this, I have no idea what stage my cancer would be at.
“I think one thing I’ve realized about breast cancer is that it really attacks your femininity in such a way that we don’t even know what we’re attached to,” he said. she declared. “But, you know, there are also other things that are really beautiful about it. All my scars look like strength. They feel like battle wounds.