In a recent post shared by Sonali, she can be seen applying kohl on her eyes and flaunting her bald look.
Starting her post with a quote from Cheryl Strayed, the 43-year-old wrote, “‘I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.’ – Cheryl Strayed, Wild.”
She continued, “Over the past couple of months, I have had good days and bad ones. There have been days when I’ve been so exhausted and in so much pain that even lifting a finger hurt. I feel like sometimes it’s a cycle… one that starts off with physical pain and leads to mental and emotional pain. The bad days have been many… Post chemo, post-surgery and the like… where even just laughing hurts.”
Bendre added, “Sometimes it felt like it took everything I’ve had to push past it… a minute to minute battle with myself. I got through it knowing that even though I was fighting a long drawn out, draining battle… it was one that was worth the fight.”
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) October 9, 2018
Emphasising on the importance of accepting one’s emotions, the actor said that she allowed herself to cry and feel the pain. “It’s important to remember that we’re allowed to have those bad days. Forcing yourself to be happy and cheerful all the time serves no purpose. Who are we being fake and putting on an act for? I allowed myself to cry, to feel the pain, to indulge in self-pity… for a short while. Only you know what you’re going through and it is fine to accept it. Emotions aren’t wrong. Feeling negative emotions isn’t wrong. But after a point, identify it, recognise it and refuse to let it control your life,” wrote Sonali.
In conclusion, she added, “It takes an immense amount of self-care to get out of that zone. Sleep always helps, or having my favourite smoothie after chemo, or just talking to my son. For now, as my treatment continues… my visual focus remains to just get better and get back home. It’s yet another test…Student all my life…Learning all my life…#OneDayAtATime.”
Sonali has been an epitome of inspiration and positivity. In July 2018, Sonali made a heart-breaking revelation when she shared an Instagram post about her high-grade metastatic cancer. Ever since, she has been sharing motivational posts on her social media handle from the US, where she is currently undergoing treatment for the same.