Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has been through a tough time after she was diagnosed with high-grade cancer last year. The actress announced about her health crisis last year and revealed that she was going to USA for treatment. Though in the hardest time of her life battling the life-threatening disease, the thought of death never came to her, the actress revealed.
In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 44-year –old actress said that the diagnosis of her disease was a huge shock to her as she considered herself healthy.
While speaking with the fashion magazine, The actress revealed that there was a very little hope of her recovery from the cancer as it spread all over her abdomen.
“So when my PET [Positron Emission Tomography] scan showed up cancer spread all over my abdomen, like fairy lights scattered all over, and when the doctor in New York said that there was about 30 per cent chance of it all going away, we were shattered.”
Sonali shared that even after learning about the devastating news; she’d decided to never give up hope and never thought of death.
“But the thought of death didn’t come to me. I thought this was going to be a long struggle, but I never thought I’d die,” she said.
“I have started listening to my body more attentively now. And it is a new normal, a new journey. I tell women who have gone through cancer that healing from it requires receiving care, receiving support, letting friends and family rally around us. It is time to receive,” added Sonali.
Sonali Bendre said she is thankful to her family and close friends who had been a big support to her during the tiring phase.