Rebecca Crews, the wife of actor Terry Crews recently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with cancer weeks ago.
The actress who received the news when the world began dealing with the global Coronavirus pandemic is now recovering from at their home in Pasadena, California.
According to People, Rebecca underwent surgery on March 3 with her husband by her side.
She is now cancer-free, but since she decided to have a double mastectomy, she will not undergo radiation treatment.
‘Though it was Stage 1, you’re overwhelmed with fear, like cancer is this all-consuming, all-powerful evil entity,’ Crew told People in a recent interview.
Explaining how she reacted when the doctor called to inform her she had breast cancer, she said: “After the call I had this clear vision of myself stepping through a door, and on the other side of this door, the sun was shining brightly and I was very happy,” she recalled. “I just had this sense that I was going to be OK.”
“My husband has watched me go through a lot, but the look on his face … he looked at me like I was going to die,” she said. “He told me it felt like his insides were melting. I said, ‘I need you to be strong for me,’ and he said, ‘OK,’ and hugged me, but I think he needed that hug.”
Rebecca also disclosed that she has expressed some challenges including confusing symptoms of expected post-mastectomy pain with those of coronavirus while trying to recover.
“I’ve been so nervous, too, because a couple times I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with trouble breathing and thought, ‘Oh no.’”
Thankfully, her husband of 30 years, is always by her side taking care of her.
“I have to give him his props because he’s been cooking for me, helping me bathe, and just really stepping up,” Crews says. “I tease him all the time, I’m like, Did I have to get cancer to be treated like this?!’”