As she nears the end of her battle with terminal liver cancer, Connie Johnson has opened up about the heartbreaking reality of the debilitating disease.
The sister of Gold Logie award-winning actor Samuel Johnson has shared an emotional social media post revealing that she feels “cheated out” of “normal daily experiences.”
“Lately it’s been hard for me to find the positives,” she penned on the Love Your SisterFacebook page.
“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.”
The mother-of-two also admitted that eating had become “a bit of a chore.”
But despite her pain and suffering, Connie is still finding things to be grateful for.
“Today I realised that I still have my mind, there’s no cancer there,” she explained.
“I still have my hands and my arms for hugging my children, I still have my 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.”
This article originally appeared on New Idea