Linda Nolan has talked movingly about seeing others ring the cancer bell while knowing she would never do it again.
The 64-year-old actress was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2005, but was declared tumor-free a year later.
Linda, on the other hand, announced last month that the secondary cancer diagnosed on her pelvis in 2017 has progressed to her brain, and she stated that therapy has now become a ‘way of life’ for her.
Writing about how she knows she won’t beat cancer for a third time in her newspaper column, the star shared: ‘I went off to have my sixth cycle [of chemotherapy]. It’s become a way of life now.’
Linda continued in the Sunday Mirror: ‘I know the nurses — they’re a great ear, they listen if you need to chat or are feeling low.
‘And I people-watch, listen to the bleeps and the clapping when those finishing treatment ring the bell. That’s lovely, I’m always happy for them, but I rang that bell twice. And I know now I won’t be ringing it again.’
She continued: ‘That doesn’t make me angry though, we’re all on our own pathways here on the great chemo ward conveyor belt. And for now, mine runs straight ahead.’
Linda did add that she had gotten ‘excellent news’ from her physician this week, as testing revealed that her tumours are not growing any larger.
Linda, the singer and actress, said last month that she no longer fears death after being diagnosed with cancer.
The actress stated that she is not afraid of death because her sister Bernie arrived in a dream to assist her in writing her will.
‘What happens when you die is a frightening thought,’ she said.
She continued to Best Magazine: ‘I was really scared that first night. But I dreamt of Bernie all night a few days later.
‘We were laughing hysterically like we used to and we were sorting my will.
‘It was “give that one this, give that one that” – when I woke up, I wasn’t frightened any more. Can you believe that’s how I feel?’
Bernie confirmed her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010, before revealing that she was cancer-free following a mastectomy and treatment.
She claimed in 2012 that she was no longer receiving cancer treatment medicines, but her disease returned two months later. In July 2013, she died at the age of 52.
Source My Celebrity Life.