Nourishment for the soul. Shannen Doherty did a bit of cooking Tuesday, November 29, one day after undergoing her first round of radiation.
“#radiationday with my mom,” the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress captioned the mother-daughter selfie on Instagram. “Came home and whipped her up some homemade tomato soup cause cooking relaxes me. I think she liked it … @themamarosa.”
In the photo, Doherty’s mama holds up her empty bowl, which was completely cleaned out to the last drop. The 45-year-old actress smiles serenely next to her.
On Monday, November 28, the Charmed alum documented her first bout of radiation treatment in a post to Instagram and recounted how “frightening” the process was.
“First day of radiation treatment. I look like I’m about to make a run for it, which is accurate,” the actress captioned an image of herself looking surprised while sitting on a doctor’s office chair in a hospital gown. “Radiation is frightening to me.”
But Doherty wasn’t about to let a little fear stop her from showing off her feisty side. “Something about not being able to see the laser, see the treatment and having this machine moving around you just scares me,” she continued. “I’m sure I’ll get used to it but right now … I hate it. #radiation #radiationmondaysucks #stillfightinglikeagirl.”
As previously reported, Doherty is currently battling breast cancer after being diagnosed in February 2015. (She went public with her health battle in August 2015 after she claimed in a lawsuit against her former business manager that her cancer spread because her health insurance wasn’t up-to-date.)
Since then, she has been openly chronicling her journey through treatment and recovery, including shaving her head in June and continuing to share laughs and love with her beloved husband, Kurt Iswarienko.
The pair celebrated their five-year anniversary in Mexico in October, and Doherty shared precious snapshots from their trip.
“5 years ago today I made one of the best decisions of my life,” she captioned a shot of the pair petting a zebra. “I said ‘I do’ and married my best friend and soul mate @kurtiswarienko Life has thrown us some huge curves and we have faced them together with strength, love, passion and a desire to stand next to one another thru is all.”
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