Tuesday 26 September 2017

Norris 'enjoying his life' despite cancer diagnosis

David Norris: ‘I’m a fighter’
David Norris: ‘I’m a fighter’

Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent

INDEPENDENT senator David Norris has revealed he is suffering from an inoperable liver cancer, but says he has found his "happiness and laughter again".

Mr Norris was treated in St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin last month, but was back in work in the Seanad just days after.

Although he released a statement at the time, he declined to say what type of cancer he was suffering from.

But he told RTE's 'Saturday Night With Miriam' he had "an inoperable cancer of the liver".

"It sounds worse than it is," Mr Norris said. "I'm not afraid of it and I think we shouldn't be afraid of cancer. I know there are people who are, and there are people who have a husband they just married or a wife they just married and it's cruel and awful.

"I've always laughed at everything, including myself, and that's my way of getting through things. I'm a fighter, I've always fought and I've always laughed."

He said the first two days after he first went into hospital were "horrible . . . when you're waiting for morphine and an injection.

"After two days, great. I'm enjoying my life thoroughly. I've found my happiness and my laughter again."

Irish Independent

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