Kathy Griffin is remaining positive in her cancer journey.
The 60-year-old revealed she’s slowly weaning off pain medicine as she recovers from her lung cancer surgery.
“To be honest, this cancer surgery was a little more than I had anticipated, Griffin began, after sharing news of her diagnosis on Monday.
“Tonight will be my first night without any narcotic pain killers. Hello Tylenol, my new best friend! The last time I was in a hospital was in June 2020 when I tried to take my life and overdosed on prescription pills.”
She added, “With over a year clean and drug-free, I now know I can do this anything I want without those devil pills. Y’know what? I fear drugs and addiction and more than I fear cancer. So I think I’ll be ok.”
Yesterday she wrote, “Wow! I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me. surgery went well yesterday. Phew.”
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The former Fashion Police host previously told fans she’d be having her left lung removed.
“I’ve got to tell you guys something. I have cancer. I’m about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed. Yes, I have lung cancer even though I’ve never smoked!” Griffin wrote on her social media channels on August 3. “The doctors are very optimistic as it is stage one and contained to my left lung. Hopefully, no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing.”
Following her surgery, Griffin appeared in a pre-taped interview on ABC News’ Nightline where she discussed the shock diagnosis and her history of addiction.
“Whether I like it or not, I think I’m a resilient survivor,” Griffin told anchor Juju Chang on Nightline.
“I thought, ‘Well, I don’t even drink … Big deal, I take a couple of pills now and again, who doesn’t?’ Also, my age was a big part of it. I mean, who bottoms out and tries to take their life at 59? It’s almost a joke, right, and by the way, someday, this will all be comedy. Trust me … I was laughing to stay alive. And what I found is I felt like if I can’t make others laugh, then there’s no purpose for me to live. There’s no reason for me to live.”
She added,”The irony is not lost on me that, a little over a year ago, all I wanted to do was die. And now, all I wanna do is live.”
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