New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe is focusing on passion and forgiveness as he relies on natural remedies to keep him going through until next month's Cricket World Cup.
The 52-year-old has given up chemotherapy, but says his energy is returning and he is sleeping 14 hours most days.
"Chemo is brutal," said Crowe, who is dealing with "double-hit" lymphoma cancer.
"The specialist would like me back in hospital, but I think I'm better without the side-effects."
Crowe said he is taking a natural remedy made out of sea cucumbers that was recommended to him by his friend Grant Fox.
"I'm trying things that are hopefully going to break the mould of the double-hit prognosis.
"I'm taking a product called TBL-12, which is a marine supplement mainly made of sea cucumbers from the Pacific Islands. I've been taking it for about three to four months.
"I swam amongst the sea cucumbers when I went up to Aitutaki [Cook Islands] a couple of weeks ago.
"That gave me my first sort of boost of energy, so I'm a believer in it."
When asked if the remedies were working, Crowe said: "I'm standing and I didn't think I would get to the end of 2014.
"I'm focused on passion and forgiveness because that is the only way to move forward. I've probably never been happier, ironically."
Crowe can't travel, but encouraged people to get out to the World Cup around the country.
"I'll be at the games [at Eden Park]."
source: newshub archive