It’s been over a year since Shannen Doherty revealed that she’s battling breast cancer.
During that time, the actress has been remarkably candid about her difficult journey, opening up to fans about emotional milestones along the way.
When Doherty shaved her head because she was losing her hair as a result of chemotherapy treatments, she posted a photo of the moment on her Instagram page.
Earlier this month, she triumphantly shared the news that she’s almost done with chemotherapy.
Now that there’s a light at the end of her very long, dark tunnel, Doherty is making a point to thank those who helped guide her on her path to recovery.
Doherty has been effusive in her praise for her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Piro.
She’s expressed her gratitude to her network of supportive friends who stood by her in her darkest hour.
And today, she took time out to thank the man who held her hand as she faced the fight of her life.
Doherty married Kurt Iswarienko in 2011.
Today, she shared a photo from their wedding (above) on Instagram, along with the following caption:
“Our wedding was exceptional and not for the big event it was. It was exceptional because we committed for better or worse, in sickness or in health to love and cherish one another.”
“Those vows have never meant more than they do now. Kurt has stood by my side thru sickness and makes me feel more loved now than ever.
“I would walk any path with this man. Take any bullet for him and slay every dragon to protect him. He is my soul mate. My other half. I am blessed.”
During a Stand Up to Cancer event in Los Angeles earlier this month, Doherty revealed that her battle with cancer has actually strengthened her marriage:
“My marriage was always fantastic,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “but it’s even better now.”
“It’s not just the people who have cancer. It’s the families too that go through it that it’s very hard on.”
Asked about his role in his wife’s recovery, Iswarienko downplayed his contribution:
“I have the easy part,” he told ET.
“Just being a support system for her… I wish I could do it for her, you know?”
Our thoughts are with Doherty and Iswarienko as the two of them continue their fight against one of the toughest opponents imaginable.