The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, who announced her breast cancer was in remission last April, took to Instagram on Monday, sharing a picture of herself in the hospital with her mother, Rosa Doherty, by her side. The 47-year-old actress recently had reconstructive surgery for a mastectomy she had more than two years ago, around the time she announced her diagnosis.
"Happy Mother's Day mom," Doherty captioned the photo. "I only bring you to the best places.....hospital food..yum. I love you. Thank you for always being there. I'd write more but pain pills are kicking in. @themamarosa #reconstruction."
Doherty revealed earlier this month that she was preparing for the surgery, telling fans on Instagram, "My doctor had me bank some blood for my upcoming surgery. Mars P was patient with me and didn’t even roll his eyes at my anxiety over the needle size. He was patient, kind and really good."
"As I sat there banking blood for myself, I asked him about some of the people also donating...," she continued, "especially the ones with TVs. So two of them come every 2 weeks and donate platelets which takes 2 hours. Another girl comes as often as allowed to donate blood. To say I’m moved by the generosity of people is an understatement."
Doherty was first diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015 and later told ET that her cancer had spread, which resulted in her having to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy as well as a single mastectomy. Last month, she revealed on Instagram that a post-cancer tumor scan came back "elevated."
"I’m staying positive and taking stock of my life," she wrote. "It certainly helps put things in perspective and reminds you of what you learned thru the cancer journey. And I sometimes, need a refresher."
"As I’ve said before, cancer changes your life in ways no one could ever imagine," Doherty added. "Btw, the elevation can be from all sorts of things. Oh and vitamin D... need more of that too."