Washington, (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 saying.
"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."