Bret Hart has just body slammed cancer!
Only a month ago the WWE legend announced that he'd been diagnosed with prostate cancer and intended to fight it with everything he has. Through a post to his Facebook page, the wrestler wrote:
"I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that's kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I've got much of it around me all the time, for which I'm truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying."
And true to his word, he has beat the disease into submission. Former WWE announcer Jim Ross declared today that Hart has been given the all-clear. The Hitman is cancer free.
Talking to The Sharpshooter Show, Hart spoke of his treatment:
"There's no real way of knowing. I have to get checked over the next few years. Prostate cancer is a very touchy kind of thing. It's a little bit like breast cancer. It's one of those cancers that if you get it in time you can be a survivor rather than a victim of it. I was one of those guys that got checked kind of regularly. My doctors were on top of it in the early stages of it. I had my prostate removed two weeks ago."
Prostate cancer is notoriously difficult to beat, so eternal optimist Hart is taking his time to make a full recovery, relying on the strength of his faith and support network to see him through.
"I should be cancer free hopefully for the rest of my life. It's just a matter of me slowly recovering and taking my time. I know a lot of fans out there have said a lot of prayers and stuff for me. I appreciate that. Right now it's in God's hands where I go from here."
He also makes it clear that his early diagnosis has much to do with nipping cancer in the bud — and stresses the importance of getting regular checkups from your doctor:
"God willing, I think I've nipped it in the bud, so to speak. I hope that I can have a full recovery. They say it could take anywhere from eight months to two years to recover from prostate cancer surgery. I am optimistic. I am a strong-willed kind of person. I put a lot of faith in my doctors. I truly believe that I'll get better and I'll be 100 percent."
Nicely done, Hart.
Source: Comic Book