Connie Johnson, the co-founder of the Love Your Sister foundation and sister of actor Samuel Johnson, has posted a relatable message to all who are suffering from a serious illness, yet her words a still inspiring and are a must-read for all.
Connie has been battling breast cancer for the last seven years, however, her body can no longer accept chemotherapy.
Currently living in hospice care as her body shuts down, Connie admits it can be hard trying to stay positive. Despite all she is going through, however, the young mum has still managed to see moments to celebrate and appreciate. Her words are truly uplifting. Have a read -
“Lately it’s been hard for me to find the positives. I have been mourning the loss of lots of my bodily function. I can’t walk anymore. Breathing has become difficult with the swelling of the liver.
“Sitting up is difficult with the swollen abdomen. Eating has become a bit of a chore rather than something pleasurable and I have been feeling cheated out of those normal daily experiences.
“But today I realised that I still have my mind, there's no cancer there. I still have my hands and my arms for hugging my children, I still have eyesight for seeing my friends, I still have my hearing for lovely conversations and music. I still have a couple of hours a day when I can do my craft. These are things to celebrate, I just feel so wonderfully happy!
Thank you, Connie, for all your work with Love Your Sister and never missing a moment to help those who are struggling, even with a simple post like this.