Clea Shearer, the co-host of a popular home-organization show and mother of two, has detailed her painful health struggles at age 40.
Netflix star Clea Shearer has opened up about her “painful” cancer battle after recently undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy, describing the treatment as “living hell”.
The co-host of Get organized with the Home Edit was diagnosed in April with stage two breast cancer, an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Despite undergoing a double mastectomy and an intensive chemotherapy regimen to fight the cancer, it is an excruciating process that is far from over.
Clea, 40, shared a photo of a nurse administering her chemo and describes her intense pain in the days following the photo in a recent Instagram post.
“My mom took this photo last week where I was getting my 4th round of AC chemo,” she told her 236,000 followers.
“I spent the weekend in more pain than I hope anyone will ever have 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 couldn’t sleep either. It was nothing less than living hell with no escape.”
She went on to describe her joy when, after a few days, she woke up feeling like she had “turned a corner” after going through her “toughest round of chemotherapy” yet.
“I woke up on Monday and felt 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 READY with the worst thing I’ve ever been through,” she said.
“I still have 4+ months to go (12 weeks Taxol chemotherapy and five weeks radiation) but from here it all gets easier and I couldn’t be happier.
“I even spent the morning on the St Regis Rome website because literally why not… 2023 is going to be my year.”
Despite her health concerns, the mother of two has shared her cancer journey with fans, explaining that she wants her situation to “make an impact”.
Clea, who has no family history of breast cancer, says she is “proactive after discovering a lump during a self-exam” for breast cancer screening and wants to use her story to “help save other women.”
She founded 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 advance research into the disease.
Clea and business partner Joanna Teplin launched their hugely popular organizing company, The Home Edit, in 2015.
Their TV show debuted on Netflix in 2020 and showed the pair helping celebrities get their house in order, including Drew Barrymore, Khloe Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon.
It quickly became a hit leading to a series of home organization tools being released earlier this year.
But their colorful rainbow organization technique was not liked by everyone, with some viewers calling it “terrifying.”