(ANI): Late actor Patrick Swayze thought of his life as an "amazing
ride" while being treated for pancreatic cancer. The 'Ghost' star,
who died aged 57 on September 14 this year, made the revelation in
his memoir, 'The Time of My Life', co-written with wife Lisa Niemi.
Swayze recalled how he first got the devastating news 20 months
ago in the book, due to hit the shelves on September 29. "I had
been having some digestive trouble, mostly acid reflux and a kind
of bloated feeling, for a few weeks," People magazine quoted him as
"I've had a sensitive stomach my whole life, so I hadn't thought
much of it, but lately I just couldn't shake the constant
discomfort." He continued: "My doctor told me my chances of
surviving for more than a few months weren't high and I had no
reason to doubt him."
The 'Dirty Dancing' actor, who continued working while battling
the disease, added: "I began thinking to myself, I've had more
lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it's been an amazing
ride. So this is okay."