Vicky Phelan sent love and thanks to her supporters after her Late Late Show appearance on Friday night.
The brave Kilkenny woman spoke about her health struggle and realistic life expectancy in a touching interview with Ryan Tubridy.
Before going to the live show, Vicky shared a thank you message from behind the scenes.
Ms. Phelan posted on Instagram: “Here @latelaterte wait in my beautiful dressing room to continue my chat @instatubridy later. I want to thank the team here on the Late Late Show for looking after me so well. And to the O’Donovan family for the most beautiful flowers that stayed in my room. Thanks very much.”
“I wear a ‘tracksuit that is NOT a tracksuit’ from AMAZING @lennoncourtney who have been soooo good to me over the past few years and have given me the beautiful outfit that I’m wearing tonight. “
“And to everyone who has sent me messages wishing me all the best until tonight and going into the future, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.”
On the Late Late Show, Vicky said, “Four weeks ago I didn’t think I’d see Christmas. It was that bad.
“I’m only taking Pembro (a cancer drug), hopefully I’ll get through to Christmas, but who knows.”
Regarding her recent health battle, the Kilkenny woman told viewers, “I’ve known for almost four years that there would come a point where I would have to make really tough decisions. I knew this cancer was incurable.
“(I was) always realistic that these drugs would only help me live longer unless they found a new wonder drug that is always hope.
“I really thought I was going to spend a few more years on this drug (in America), but I had terrible side effects and I missed my children.
“So I decided to go home.
“(The pain) is okay at the moment, but when I left America I had to get a wheelchair to get around the airport.
“I had to face reality.
“I thought I had to try chemo, I said it was October and for the kids I had to come for Christmas.
“I received treatment on October 18th and wasn’t able to get up until October 29.”
She added that the “horror of treatment is often worse than the illness itself”.