Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer at the beginning of this year. Any sentence that includes cancer and advanced is not a sentence you want to hear. At the time, news reports were suggesting that the actor had mere weeks to live. However, as we head towards the end of May the bloke is battling on. The prognosis is still not good apparently, but as with anything else and irrespective of whether you are sick or not, you take each day as it comes and live that day.
Swayze is always likely to be most remembered for his starring roles in the film Ghost and Dirty Dancing. However, I always remember him in the mini-series North and South which was the film adaption of John Jakes' book (actually a trilogy). This is probably because I am into historical fiction and have a fascination with the US Civil War (that is another post though).
Anyway, Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi are scheduled to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary on 12 June. Here is hoping that he makes it to then. Nevertheless, friends of Swayze are reportedly saying that there is not much time left in this world for him and that doctors are saying that despite the treatment regime, once the cancer reaches his brain he has just two weeks to live.
Keep fighting on!