She is encouraging other people with severe illnesses to get up and start moving, even when they don't feel like it.
Shannen Doherty has been taking bravery and courage to a whole new level with a recent series of inspirational Instagram posts. Since the 90210 star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she has been extremely open about her illness while encouraging others in her position to never give up. (Read: Shannen Doherty Shares a Powerful Message About Cancer During a Red Carpet Appearance)
Last week, she shared a grueling Instagram video, while getting chemotherapy treatment. (DISCLAIMER: If you hate needles, you might want to pass on this one.)
Chemo day. I'm lucky to have such a great team!!! Dawn has been taking care of me from pretty much the start along with Dr Piro, Joyce, Rosie, Kathy and everyone else at the clinic. I don't enjoy chemo day or needle like things in my chest or my port but, at least with this crew it's not so bad. Make sure you connect not only with your oncologist but also with the person administering your chemo. Thank you to The Angeles Clinic.
The next day, she posted another video explaining how even though she doesn't enjoy chemo or getting poked in the chest, she felt that getting up and moving makes the healing process a lot easier.
After chemo day. I believe that just moving helps so much in the healing process. It's not always easy and sometimes I can't do it the next day but I try to make an effort to get the blood flowing and the toxins out of my body thru working out. Some days are easy workouts and other days I push it but the key is to MOVE!!! This is for any illness. Obviously check with your doctor. The road to recovery is paved with all sorts of different material. #beastmode #fightlikeagirl #warrior
"I believe that just moving helps so much in the healing process," she wrote. "Some days are easy workouts and other days I push it, but the key is to MOVE!"
And she did just that. Later that night, the 45-year-old celeb shared a video of herself dancing her pain away in a fun dance class with trainer Neda Soder.
"Yes I was tired, yes I wanted to be in bed but I went and moved and felt way better," she wrote. "Any exercise during illness is good. We can do it!"
Watch her shake it off in the amazing video below.
Let me tell ya.... shaking your booty is hard work with my Neda who's been helping me move and get toxins out. Yes I was tired, yes I wanted to be in bed but I went and moved and felt way better. Any exercise during illness is good. We can do it!!! #beastmode with @jammalibu #fightlikeagirl #warrior
Never change, Shannen Doherty. Your journey is truly inspirational.