Kathy Griffin has recently shared an update on her health, revealing that she is recovering from lung cancer surgery, according to PEOPLE.
On Thursday, the 60-year-old actress wrote a note on her social media, sharing her outlooks on life after getting a part of her left lung removed.
She wrote, “One thing that sucks about cancer, it’s hard to focus on anything else when one is experiencing shortness of breath, deep coughing, pain, extreme fatigue & in my case vocal chord issues.”
“One thing that doesn’t suck about cancer… how shameless I am when clapping back at people who dare to sass Ms Kathy about anything with ‘Really, d——-??? Try CANCER!” Griffin continued. “I cannot get enough of it.”
In early August, Griffin revealed that she was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer despite being a non-smoker. She said at the time that her doctors are optimistic about the surgery and she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” Soon after, Griffin underwent surgery.
At the time, she said, “Hopefully no chemo or radiation after this and I should have normal function with my breathing.”
Since the procedure, Griffin has naturally been turning to her sense of humor as an outlet.
On August 10, Griffin shared a lighthearted moment from her doctor’s visit.
She posted a video on Instagram, stating, “When you’re a comedian — and I’ve been dealing with this for years — the doctors always want to be comedians too. So he goes like this, ‘You know, the thing about having a lobe removed from your lung is it’s really not that big of a deal’ — in the meantime, I feel like I could fall over any minute.”
“He goes, ‘You know, people don’t realize we find the cancer and then we go in and, basically, we pop the lobe like a balloon and we take it out of a little incision on your side.’ By the way, I have like 17 incisions,” Griffin continued. “He goes, ‘In fact, it’s kind of like taking out a used condom. You could use that.’” The story originally appeared on PEOPLE.