Clea Shearer, the co-host of a popular home organization show and mum-of-two, has detailed her agonizing health battle aged just 40.
Netflix star Clea Shearer has opened up about her “agonising” cancer battle, after recently undergoing her fourth round of chemo, describing the treatment as “a living hell.”
The co-host of Get Organized With The Home Edit was diagnosed with stage two mammary carcinoma, an aggressive form of breast cancer, in April.
Despite undergoing a double mastectomy and an intensive chemotherapy regimen to fight the cancer, it’s an excruciating process that is far from over.
Sharing a photo of a nurse administering her chemo, Clea, 40, detailed her intense pain in the days that followed after the snap in a recent Instagram post.
“My mother took this photo of me receiving 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 ever has to endure.
“My bones hurt, my skin hurt, it was hard to walk, hard to see, hard to eat.
“I couldn’t keep my eyes open, but I also couldn’t sleep. It was nothing short of a living hell with no escape.”
She went on to describe her joy when she woke up after a few days feeling as if she’d “turned a corner” after enduring her “harshest chemo round” to date.
“I woke up Monday feeling so much better I almost cried. I was out of the woods, turned a corner, was on the other side of the mountain – and every other euphemism you can find for being effing DONE with the worst thing I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
“I still have another 4+ months to go (12 weeks of Taxol chemo and five weeks of radiation), but it all gets easier from here and I couldn’t be happier.
“I spent even the morning on the St Regis Rome website because literally why not… 2023 is going to be my year.”
Despite her health struggles, the a mum-of-two has been sharing her cancer journey with fans, explaining she wants her situation to “have an impact”.
Clea, who has no family history of breast cancer, credits being “proactive after discovering a lump during a self-examination” for detecting the breast cancer and wants to use her story to “help save other women.”
She’s set up the Clea Shearer Breast Cancer Research Fund which aims to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and accessible screening services for all women, and help propel research of the disease.
Clea and business partner Joanna Teplin launched their hugely popular organizing business, The Home Edit, in 2015.
Their TV show debuted on Netflix in 2020 and featured the pair helping celebrities get their homes organized including Drew Barrymore, Khloe Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon.
It quickly became a hit that led to a range of home organization tools being released earlier this year.
However their colorful rainbow organization technique wasn’t loved by everyone, with some viewers labeling it “terrifying”.
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