Health Olivia Newton-John Talks ‘Agonizing’ Second Battle With Cancer: ‘I Couldn’t Walk a Month Ago’

20:35  13 september  2017
20:35  13 september  2017 Source:   ETOnline

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  “At 17, I Was Diagnosed With Cancer” photo courtesy of Adriana Lombardo I was just 17-years-old when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I got the diagnosis in December 2014, my senior year of school. When I was told that school would have to be put on hold since my immune system would be too low for me to attend school, I felt lifeless. I loved school and being told I wouldn't be able to graduate at the same time as my classmates really hit me hard. Fortunately, during the toughest part of my cancer treatment, I was given the opportunity to be home schooled for my remaining credits. Thanks to two teachers who would come to my house when I had the strength to study, I graduated on time with my friends. In June 2015, I attended my high school graduation bald and proud. My classmates even nominated me as Salutatorian, the student who speaks at the opening of the graduation ceremonies. A few months later, I was ready to start school in September 2016 at George Brown College for hotel management. I successfully completed my first semester and made it onto the dean's list. For two years, my 'normal' was going to and from the hospital for chemo once a week, visiting different doctors each week, and never knowing what the day would hold. It was important for me to achieve graduating high school with my friends, starting college and even getting my driver's license because it made me feel just like my peers.

Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “ agonizing ” pain of her second battle with cancer , a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago .

Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “ agonizing ” pain of her second battle with cancer , a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago .

Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “agonizing” pain of her second battle with cancer, a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago.

In May, the 68-year-old singer and actress -- who underwent chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy while fighting breast cancer in 1992 -- revealed that what she thought was back pain was in fact breast cancer that had spread to her lower spine.

“I need to get through this,” she told Australia's 60 Minutes about the diagnosis, which made her “skid to a very quick halt.” “I have lots to do, but of course, it's scary. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't scary. It was, but I felt very sure that I would get through.”

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Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “ agonizing ” pain of her second battle with cancer , a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago . “But I 'll get there, because I couldn ' t walk at all a month or so ago . As I heal I 'll be able to walk more.”

“The pain level was really the hardest thing,” added Newton-John, who underwent herbal and photon radiation therapies and has been using medical marijuana grown by her husband, John, to cope with the pain. “I was trying to do shows and it was pretty agonizing.”

The Grease icon added that her latest fight against the disease has reduced her immobility.

“I can walk, but I can't go long distances,” she revealed during the televised interview. “But I'll get there, because I couldn't walk at all a month or so ago. As I heal I'll be able to walk more.”

  Olivia Newton-John Talks ‘Agonizing’ Second Battle With Cancer: ‘I Couldn’t Walk a Month Ago’ © Provided by ETOnline While breaking news of the relapse to her husband and her daughter, Chloe, was one of the hardest parts of the journey, Newton-John said she delivered the news “in a positive way,” and is now focused on getting back to good health.

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Olivia Newton - John Talks ‘ Agonizing ’ Second Battle With Cancer : ‘ I Couldn ’ t Walk a Month Ago ’. Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “ agonizing ” pain of her second battle with cancer , a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago .

Olivia Newton - John Talks ‘ Agonizing ’ Second Battle With Cancer : ‘ I Couldn ’ t Walk a Month Ago ’. Olivia Newton John is opening up about the “ agonizing ” pain of her second battle with cancer , a diagnosis which left her unable to walk just weeks ago .

“It's probably something I'll deal with the rest of my life,” she said. “But I will and I'll be fine and there have been a lot of women, who have had reoccurrences, and continue on with their lives to be old ladies. That's my vision.”

As for how she stays upbeat after all the battles she has faced in life, the star said love and support from the public have “kept me up,” and she has zero complaints about the cards life has dealt to her.

“I've had and I'm having an amazing life,” she said. “So I have no complaints. I really don't ... everyone goes through something. We all have something we need to go through in life and this has been my challenge.”


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photo credit: shutterstock It is a full house for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend And then there were four - four fur babies, that is, in the Teigen/Legend household, and we can't take all the cuteness. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have just adopted a bulldog puppy , which they've named Pepper, reports people.com. A big, happy, healthy famjam The sweet pup joins fur siblings Penny and Pippa (both French bulldogs) and Puddy (an English bulldog), and of course, their 17-month-old daughter, Luna. Captioning the Instagram post, 'What happens at lip sync battle does not always stay at lip sync battle @caseypattersontv @llcoolj,' Teigen made reference to an inside joke with her colleagues, while also sharing a video of the dog adorably walking towards her. The star has shared a pic in the past of daughter Luna playing with Pepper, and this pet-friendly household always seems plenty happy, and research does show that pets can improve your health and wellness. Why you should do as Chrissy and John do In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, research suggests that exposing children to pets and other indoor allergens before the age of 3 may help prevent asthma from developing.

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