Clea Shearer, co-founder of The Home Edit and co-host of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, celebrated one year cancer-free by reflecting on the difficult journey and leaving fans with an inspiring message.
While speaking with Tamron Hall for the Wednesday, Oct. 25 episode of her daytime talk show, the 41-year-old opened up about how she's feeling now that she's approaching the first anniversary of winning her battle with breast cancer.
The conversation, which coincidentally took place during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, began with a question from the 53-year-old talk show namesake.
"I watched the world have your back as you announced that you had been diagnosed with cancer," Hall said. "One year out, how are you feeling?"
"I feel relief and gratitude every single day as I kind of relive all of these like annual milestones, like, ‘Oh, this was the day I started chemo. This was the day I ended chemo,’" Shearer replied.
The entrepreneur's statement continued, "And as we approach November, I’m like, ‘Wow, one year - I did it.’"
Shortly after receiving the news, the media personality recalled being "unsure of what [her] treatment plan would be."
Thankfully, months later, Shearer shared a positive update on Instagram announcing in the fall of 2022 that she was officially cancer-free.
"I’m done! Today marks my journey from cancer patient, to cancer SURVIVOR," she wrote in a Nov. 22 post. "I haven’t stopped crying since I was able to ring the bell."
Her statement continued, detailing her entire experience from being diagnosed on March 8 of that year to undergoing surgery for a double mastectomy a month later.
"I woke up after 9 hours of surgery to find out the cancer had made it’s way into my lymph nodes, which would mean chemo and radiation were a necessity… As I was trying to digest that information, 7 days later, I had to go back into surgery for necrosis (my skin was not going to make it). But after my second surgery I started healing really well and made it through with flying colors," she wrote.
"6 weeks after surgery I started chemotherapy - 8 weeks of AC followed by 12 weeks of Taxol. I had some really rough days, but shockingly, I had some good days too!" Shearer continued, "Shout out to reclining chairs, Top Chef, and Zofran. I wrapped up chemo on Sept 8th which was 6 weeks early, but my body wasn’t producing white blood cells anymore and the long term damage wasn’t worth the extra treatments."
Shearer wrapped up with a special shoutout to all those that supported her through the difficult time–including her husband, mother, kids and of course, loyal fans–writing in part, "In October, I started radiation…. Which is where I finished today...But here I sit, on Nov 22nd, 9 months after my diagnosis - and I’m cancer free...As my treatment journey comes to a close (although, it will never be over!), I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. The outpouring of love will stay with me always."