Kathy Griffin says getting better from lung cancer surgery has been extra disturbing than she expected.
The comedian, 60, revealed her cancer diagnosis on Monday and underwent surgery to clutch a mass in her lung the same day. It changed into also the day she revealed she’s one year sober after a secret painkiller addiction, so now getting better sans narcotics is an additional hurdle.
“To be lawful, this cancer surgery changed into a miniature bit extra than I had anticipated,” the My Lifestyles on the D-Listing giant name wrote on social media. “Tonight will be my first night with none narcotic painkillers. Hi there Tylenol, my unusual only buddy!”
Griffin went on to share that, “The closing night I changed into in a clinical institution changed into in June 2020 as soon as I attempted to opt my existence and overdosed on prescription pills. With over a year lovely and drug free, I now know I will create this and anything I decide on with out these satan pills.”
She ended with, “Y’know what? I fear medication and addiction extra than I fear cancer. So, I focus on I’m going to be OK.”
Griffin’s surgery — to clutch half of of her lung — changed into a success, her obtain reported on Monday.
In a Nightline interview that ran that night, Griffin, a non-smoker, outlined she had long had a mass on her lung, which she had X-rayed every three years, but it hadn’t grown. As soon as she kicked her painkiller addiction she felt distress in her physique and notion it changed into arthritis. A scan showed the mass — stage one cancer confined to her left lung — had grown and needed to be removed. If the surgery works, or now not it’s expected she obtained’t want radiation or chemotherapy.
Griffin stated her addiction took retain amid the backlash over her spoiled 2017 photograph shoot mocking Donald Trump. At her lowest level, she attempted suicide. She changed into positioned on a psychiatric retain and went by detox when she acquired out of the clinical institution. She’s now one year sober, crediting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for serving to on her sobriety direction (even supposing she’s by no intention had a teach with alcohol).
“The irony is now not lost on me that, a miniature bit over a year ago, all I desired to create changed into die,” Griffin stated on Nightline. “And now, all I wanna create is live.”