INDIA: Tollywood actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis a year ago. Recently, she opted to her social media handle and shared a glimpse of her recovery journey to mark one year of her diagnosis. The actress posted pictures of her visiting Serbia’s Church of Saint Sava.
Samantha counted all her blessings and wrote, “It’s been one year since the diagnosis. A year of forced new normal. Many battles with my body… no salt, sugar or grains with a cocktail of meds for main course, forced shut downs and forced restarts. A year of seeking meaning, reflection and introspection. Of professional failures too… to make things more interesting. A year of prayers and poojas… not praying for blessings and gifts… but praying to just find strength and peace.”
“A year that has taught me that not everything goes your way all the time. And more importantly, that it’s ok when it doesn’t. That I must control the controllables, let go off the rest, and keep moving forward one step at a time. That sometimes it’s not about grand successes, but that functioning forward is in itself a win,” Samantha wrote further.
“That I mustn’t sit around waiting for things to be perfect again or wallowing in the past. That I must hang on to love and those I love… and not give hate the power to affect me. There will be so many of you fighting far harder battles. I pray for you too. The gods may delay, but they never deny. They never deny peace, love, joy and strength to those who seek it. The only things worth seeking,” Samantha concluded. Click here to check out the post.
Dealing with the toughest times of her life, Samantha kept her willpower high. At the time the rare disease was detected, she was filming for her Telugu film Kushi for which she had to take a leap in between; however, later, she resumed the shooting.