NEW YORK, N.Y. - Days before he begins a new cancer treatment regime, former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly struggles with severe pain but remains optimistic about his future.
Kelly spoke with Two On Your Side's Scott Levin in New York City on Saturday.
On Monday, Kelly begins a five-day-a-week treatment program of chemotherapy and radiation at Lenox Hill Hospital. The former Buffalo Bills quarterback is in New York because the cancer in his jaw recently returned. Now, there are several microscopic cancerous cells doctors are trying to address.
"I really can't count the medications I am on," said Kelly. "When it effects your brain, the nerves in your face and of course the migraines... it was tough for me to deal with."
Dan Kelly, Jim's brother, is with him in New York and told Levin on Saturday that Jim's pain was a "nine out of ten." Despite the difficult pain, Jim took his daughter Erin and wife Jill to the New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden Friday night. It was a reward for Erin, 18 who made the dean's list during her first semester at Liberty University in Virginia.
"I definitely shouldn't have been there," Kelly said. "But I would do anything for my two daughters."
Kelly is now leaning on his faith and family to get him through his battle with cancer. Despite the pain and difficult times, he remains optimistic about the future.
"Now that I am hit with cancer, I am going to fight through this," Kelly said. "I'm going to fight through for my family, I am going to fight through for everybody who has battled cancer that haven't survived."