Sam Neill is opening up for the first time about his Stage 3 blood cancer diagnosis.
Jurassic Park Starr, 75, who writes about her journey with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma in her upcoming memoir Have I ever told you this?Said Guardian He “just happy to be aliveShe has a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has to have chemotherapy once a month, possibly for the rest of her life.
Neill said, “I can’t pretend that last year didn’t have its bad moments.” “But those dark moments throw the light into sharp relief, you know, and make me grateful for every day and extremely grateful for all my friends.”
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He learned of his diagnosis after experiencing swollen glands for the first time last March while doing presses jurassic world dominionand began writing vignettes from his life while receiving chemotherapy.
“I found I had nothing to do,” he recalled. “And I’m used to working. I love working. I love going to work. I love being with people every day and being human beings and enjoying friendships and all these things. And all of a sudden I lost that. And I thought, ‘What am I going to do?’ ,
“I never had any intention of writing a book. But as I went on and kept writing, I realized that it was actually giving me a reason to live and I used to go to bed thinking, ‘I Will write about it tomorrow… that will entertain me. And so it really was a lifesaver, because I couldn’t get through it, you know,” Neil said.
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Neill notes that the book is not about his cancer, but the diagnosis serves as a “spiral thread”. “The thing is, I’m badass. Possibly dying. I might have to speed it up,” he writes in the first chapter, according to Guardian,
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Although Neil notes that his chemotherapy treatment failed, the new monthly chemo drug has prevented any cancer from coming back.
Have I ever told you this? hits shelves Tuesday, March 21.