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31st Mar 2022

Vicky Phelan “finally back walking” as she shares hopeful update

Kat O'Connor

“I can get out of the house.”

Vicky Phelan has shared a hopeful health update after taking a break from social media.

The cervical cancer campaigner surprised her followers with a new post Wednesday evening (30 March) and confirmed she is doing well.

Vicky explained that she hasn’t been able to walk without an aid for the last few weeks.

She told her followers, “I’m BACK! For now anyway…I am finally back walking on my own two feet for more than a few feet without having to use a four-wheel or three-wheel mobility aid.”

“Oh boy, does it feel good.”

She said that while her back is still not great and she is experiencing pain, it is manageable.

“I can only walk very short distances and am still in pain but it is manageable and I can get out of the house.”

To celebrate the major improvement, Vicky, her mother, and her godmother visited Adare Manor for their birthdays.

She said she honestly thought “it would never happen”, but the “human body and spirit are amazing”.

Vicky shared, “My aunt picked me up from my house and whisked us off to Adare Manor where we spent the whole afternoon drinking various different teas and coffees and enjoying the savoury and sweet treats that staff kept bringing to our table.

“We had a most fabulous afternoon and made more wonderful memories.”

Earlier in March, Vicky revealed her struggles due to complications from her radiotherapy.

She said she never experienced pain like it.

Phelan told her followers she wanted to take a break from social media to spend time with her loved ones.

“I need to focus on spending time with my family and friends. I hope that people understand.”

A documentary film about Phelan’s work recently won the Human Rights on Film Award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

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