“My back is just not cooperating BUT I know I am in a better place than 6 weeks ago when I was confined to a chair.”
Vicky Phelan has given her followers on social media an update on her condition as she celebrates the bank holiday weekend.
The cervical cancer campaigner is currently undergoing palliative care after making the decision to stop receiving chemotherapy before Christmas.
Vicky spent the weekend in Co. Clare, and visited Doughmore, her family’s favourite beach. She posted a series of photos from the trip, including shots of the beach and some of the places she stopped off along the way.
As well as thanking the people who made their trip possible, Vicky spoke about her health, and shared how difficult it is to not be able to walk the beach.
She wrote: “While it has been lovely to get down here and to get down on the beach, it is also so hard at times because I can’t walk the beach.
“I am just about getting down there and I need to rest after every time I exert myself. My back is just not cooperating BUT I know I am in a better place than 6 weeks ago when I was confined to a chair.”
She continued: “It just gets to me at times that I can no longer walk my favourite beach and that I need help tying my shoes and other stupid little things that get to me…”
Vicky then added: “Apologies for the rant. It has been a lovely weekend overall and once I am with the people I love, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it.”
Last month, Vicky expressed her joy at being able to walk again.
In a post on Instagram, she wrote: “I am finally back walking on my own two feet for more than a few feet without having to use a four-wheel or three-wheel mobility aid.”