After being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in October 2011, Sally Obermeder’s life changed forever.
The TV personality faced an uphill battle as she underwent intense treatment to eliminate the cancer, including chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.
But now Sally is finally breathing a sigh of relief, with the 44-year-old revealing to Body & Soul on Sunday she’s celebrating reaching the milestone of being five years cancer-free.
‘I can finally breathe properly again’: On Sunday, Sally Obermeder (pictured) opened up to Body & Soul about how relieved she was to be celebrating five years cancer-free
Speaking to the publication, Sally said she was ecstatic to receive the ‘all-clear’ on her five-year cancer scan.
‘I feel like I’ve been holding my breath for five years and I can finally breathe properly again,’ she divulged.
‘There’s always a low-level anxiety you live with — will it come back? Is this going to be it? — especially before a scan. I know the routine well but the inner dialogue and emotion is so full on, I was nervous going to that scan and when it came back clear… My gosh, the relief!’
‘My gosh, the relief!’ The mum-of-told admitted she was ecstatic to receive the ‘all-clear’ on her five-year cancer scan
The mum-of-two also shared intimate details of living day-to-day with her very public against the disease.
‘It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the public eye or not, when you go through cancer treatment, you’re very openly sick. I’d see pity and sadness wash over people’s eyes when I went out to get bread or milk with my baby,’ Sally admitted.
Since getting her first all-clear scan back in 2012, Sally has experienced a new lease on life and admitted she’d been living like every day was her last.
Happy and healthy! Sally welcomed daughter Elyssa (centre) nine months ago via surrogate, who is a little sister to five-year-old Annabelle (right)
Now happier and healthier than ever, The Daily Edition star also welcomed a baby daughter with her husband Marcus nine months ago.
The new addition to the family was born via surrogate after doctors were concerned that a pregnancy could be fatal for Sally.
Elyssa joins their eldest daughter Annabelle, five, who was born just one day after Sally’s cancer diagnosis.
‘I’d see pity and sadness wash over people’s eyes’ Sally said her battle with cancer was very visible and had to face the reactions of the public whenever she went outside