Clea Shearer, co-host of the hit home show and mom of two, has detailed her agonizing health struggles at the age of just 40.
Netflix star Clea Shearer has opened up about her “excruciating” battle with cancer after recently undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy, describing the treatment as “a living hell”.
co-host Tidy up the house In April, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Despite a double mastectomy and an intensive chemotherapy regimen to fight the cancer, this harrowing process is far from over.
Sharing a photo of a nurse giving chemotherapy, Clea, 40, detailed her intense pain in the days following the snap in a recent Instagram post.
“My mom took a picture of me on my 4th round of AC chemo last week,” she told her 236,000 followers.
“I spent the weekend in more agony than I hope anyone has ever had to endure.
“My bones hurt, my skin hurt, it was hard to walk, it was hard to see, it was hard to eat.
“I couldn’t keep my eyes open, but I also couldn’t sleep. It was nothing but a living hell with no way out.”
She went on to describe her joy when she woke up a few days later, feeling as if she had “turned the corner” after undergoing “the hardest round of chemo” to date.
“I woke up on Monday feeling so much better that I almost cried. I came out of the woods, turned the corner, ended up on the other side of the mountain – and every other euphemism you can find for being DONE with the worst thing I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
I still have 4+ months to go (12 weeks of taxol chemo and five weeks of radiation) but from now on everything is getting easier and I am very happy.
“I even spent a morning on the St Regis Rome website because literally 2023 is going to be my year.”
Despite her health issues, the mom-of-two shared her illness with fans, explaining that she wants her situation to “make an impact.”
Clea, who has no family history of breast cancer, believes she “proactively took the initiative after finding a tumor during a self-exam” to screen for breast cancer and wants to use her story to “help save other women.”
She arranged Clea Shearer Breast Cancer Research Foundation which aims to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and affordable screening services for all women, and to help conduct research on the disease.
In 2015, Clea and her business partner Joanna Teplin launched the hugely popular organization business The Home Edit.
Their TV show debuted on Netflix in 2020 and featured the couple helping celebrities clean up their homes, including Drew Barrymore, Khloe Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon.
It quickly became a hit, leading to the release of a number of home organization tools earlier this year.
However, they The technique of organizing a colorful rainbow is not loved by everyoneand some viewers called it “terrifying”.
Originally published as Netflix star Clea Shearer opens up about painful health struggles