Jonnie Irwin has said his cancer has come back “so violently” that even doctors are surprised, in a new interview about how he spent the last Christmas there. May be his last Christmas with family.
he A place in the sun the presenter, 48, revealed in November that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020. At first, he kept his illness private, but said he decided to made the news public after learning it had spread from the lungs to the brain.
“I don’t know how much longer I have,” he said at the time, adding that the doctors gave him “six months to live” a week after he returned from filming due to illness. blurred vision while driving.
“We try to carry on as usual,” Irwin said in a new interview with Daily mail.
“We decided not to mourn and make the most of each day. I’m still working… I try to create positive thoughts. People say, ‘How do you stay so optimistic?’ It’s a bit of an act, really.’”
The presenter explained that he was given a “magic potion” after initially being told he had six months to live: “They hoped it would hold up a little longer, but it came back. so intense that even the doctors were surprised. .”
“I was told I had a few more months to live,” he said. “We’re going straight to where we don’t want to be.”
Irwin’s wife, Jess, said the sadness she felt was approaching “scares her”.
“Everybody says, ‘You’ll manage. You will be surprised.’ I never had dark thoughts for myself but now I wonder: ‘How am I going to deal with sadness?'” she said. “I knew I would have to, for the boys. I will have to put a smile on my face. But it worries me, great grief will come upon me.”
The couple share a 3-year-old son Rex and 2-year-old twins Rafa and Cormac.
Discussing her decision to give her diagnosis in November, Irwin said: “It got to the point where I felt like I was carrying a dirty secret, it became a monkey on my back. I hope that by shaking off that monkey, I can inspire people living with limited prospects in life to make the most of each day, to help them see that you can live a better life. Stay active, even when you’re dying.
“One day, this will catch up to me, but I’m doing everything I can to keep that date as long as possible. I owe it to Jess and our boys.
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“Some people in my position have to-do lists, but I just want us to do as much as we can as a family.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/jonnie-irwin-says-hes-hurtling-towards-where-we-dont-want-to-be-after-terminal-cancer-diagnosis-42244694.html Jonnie Irwin says he’s ‘rushing to where we don’t want to’ after terminal cancer diagnosis