Veteran Pakistani actress Nadia Jamil, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer earlier this year, has finally returned home safe and sound, reports ARY News. The actress turned to Instagram and shared the happy news with her followers.
In the post while leaving the hospital she wrote, that she can finally see the sky and smell the air. “We did it”, she kept saying, with a beaming smile on her face.
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This was the day I left the hospital… It was so overwhelming. And I need to say thank you to all of you for taking care of me, supporting me, carrying me in your prayers. Thank you for the kindness and the Strength. I remember the third day. The last words I heard before passing out were "Losing her.." I remember fading in all the noise & sirens, hands hitting my chest, I remember thinking the boys will be ok Who will take care of the dog and then before sinking away I remember saying to myself in my head "Gadhee kalma paRho!" A few days later I was lying in my cubicle. Curled up. I remember the solitude & silence feeling peaceful. I remember when the needles hurt me bad I would ask Allah, that if I have to feel this, ok, but let me feel You even stronger. I remember smiling when I feebly opened my phone and saw your messages. Every time I saw your words, I remember feeling loved. So loved. I truly am blessed I love you and belong to you JazakAllah Khair 💐 Yours Nado #thankyou #iloveyou #champions
“Bald, brave, bold and beautiful is how I feel today. I get knocked down. But I get up again, ain’t nothing gonna keep me down,” she wrote in one her earlier posts.
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Bald, brave, bold and beautiful is how I feel today… I get knocked down. But I get up again, ain't nothing gonna keep me down… Tell me how you feel about yourself. I'd love to know more about you. All you wonderful people who have held me up with your support and loving messages ❤️ I'd love to listen to you… All my love ..yours always Nado #gettingtoknowyou #talktome #selfesteem
Nadia has undergone several rounds of chemo in London, UK and has constantly kept her fans and followers updated with her journey. With a big smile on her face, the fearless star has remained positive and urged everyone for prayers and positivity. She is a true inspiration for so many ladies fighting a battle with cancer.
The next few months will be focused on rehabilitating her body and it’s a long road towards recovery. She revealed that she has developed diabetes during her cancer but feels blessed to be cancer-free, to be able to survive and get back to life.
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Thank you dearest Helen from #addenbrookshospital #Diabetic team for explaining over two days, so patiently, the does and does of diabetes. How to give myself an insuli! Shot, check my sugar and ketones, what to do if I go into hypoglycemia 🙊or generally feel unwell. Thank you for the amazing tip of listening to #Prince during my #cancer #radiation and telling me your story of being a #cancersurvivor and warrior! Such a beautiful kind generous woman! Blessed blessed blessed I am!!! Fingers cross may go home tonight, so need to sort details and prepare my mind for a whole new world. The world outside the hospital cubicle. Beautiful, vibrant, full of life bit also leaving ones vunerable self exposed to people's dramas, climate, noise, judgments, invasiveness and loneliness. Best thing to do is expect minimally from others. Depend as much as one can on self. Focus my inner camera on nature, art, loving kindness and myself. Home sweet home …here I come. Diabetic but happy, relieved, excited and guess what….NO more chemo! Alhamdolillah Allah is Kind. Firm in the lessons that must be taught. How grateful I am I was not given up on. Not abandoned dismissed. If no one else hears me, Allah does. Sometimes more than I know or hear myself. Thank you ALL for keeping my spirits so high and full of love with your incredible messages, kind words and boosting support! #blessed #dischargedtonight #hospital #ifetbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends #Helen #diabetes
As soon she got out, she was excited to return to a normal life. She had to get a lot of chores done, her flat sorted and looked forward to catching up on desi dramas while sipping on her mother’s chai.
She also revealed how she almost went into coma and the doctors had nearly lost her.
“There was a stage where it was difficult for me to perhaps come back. I was out. They were prepared to let me go but my heart and breath fought through those two nights.”
Nadia Jamil’s Battle with Cancer
Nadia Jamil has suffered several health issues in the past as well. She has had a brain surgery a few years ago, and had shared updates on the famous Facebook group ‘Soul Sisters’, where she had gained quite a number of fans.
However, in an unfortunate and unexpected turn of events, Jamil took to Twitter on April 3rd, 2020 and revealed the heart wrenching news about her cancer diagnosis, Express Tribune reports.
She said, “Last week, I was diagnosed with cancer and now I’m four days into treatment.”
Its stage 1 breast cancer/grade 3 tumour.Regular self checks are important ladies!Please act fast if you feel any abnormalities. Do NOT ever ignore your body,your health. I now await my surgery date & am feeling positive & loved. Please dont worry & take good care of yourselves❤️
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) April 3, 2020
Jamil expressed the plethora of emotions she had felt ever since she found out about her condition. She was scared, anxious, unsure and nervous, just like any normal person would be.
“In the last few days, I have felt all sorts of feelings, from apprehension and fear to unbeatable love to calmness and acceptance. Patience, overwhelming gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility towards my children, parents, loved ones, myself and you.”
She elaborated on the type of cancer she was fighting.
“Its stage one breast cancer and grade three tumour. Regular self-checks are important ladies! Please act fast if you feel any abnormalities.”
When sharing her news back in April, she urged all the ladies to not be negligent about their bodies and themselves.
“Do not ever ignore your body, your health. I now await my surgery date and am feeling positive and loved. Please don’t worry and take good care of yourselves,” she said.
The Multi-Talented Warrior Queen
A social rights activist fighting for children’s rights, an anchor, a fantastic actor, a compassionate teacher and a strong human being, Nadia Jamil is a living, breathing inspiration for many people out there. A fighter who keeps fighting, nothing can break her or pull her down.
She has been vocal about the ills that plague our society and cause harm to children.
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Cancer sucked the energy out of me. But when i forget who I was, how much energy I had, when my sickness, or a person makes me feel small, I remember this woman. She has so much work to do. She has to be better than before at what she did, more focused, driven, strong and resilianr. Because that is what these children expect from her. And I will not let them down … So many more Bedtime stories to be told in Lahore and everywhere … #abandonedchildren #orphans #mychildren #hope #energy
She recently talked about students’ rights and how they’re being ignored amidst the pandemic.
Child protection can ways be better in all countries, because there will be flawed,cruel people no matter what we do,who manage 2 hurt children.
But we shld still hv a system in place that children can rely on 2 protect them in all ways. Let it not be a hopeless situation! Speak!
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) June 11, 2020
Nadia has, on several occasions, spoken up on the #MeToo movement. She is the voice of several women in our society and females love and support her for her bold stance and positive energy.
The actress has given fantastic performances in her career. Natural, graceful, poised and brilliant, the actress touched several hearts in her latest Drama serial, ‘Damsa’.
We hope she recovers soon and grace our screens with her charismatic performances once again.
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