Taking to Instagram yesterday, the 40-year-old mum-of-two captioned her another wide-smiled picture: “About to break out of the hospice now. I'm on my way. Can't wait to see Marie and all the villagers.”
Connie, who has been battling cancer on and off since the age of 11, made the unbelievably difficult decision to forgo more treatment earlier this year following her final diagnosis: this round of cancer is terminal.
Last month, Connie’s brother, actor Samuel Johnson, posted a heartbreaking update of Connie’s condition on Facebook, revealing that she would be, indeed, entering hospice care.
“Con's needed a lot of quiet time lately to try and comprehend the total headf*ckery that 'actively dying' brings,” he wrote.
"No phones, no social media - all too overwhelming right now. She just rang from the hospice (her view pictured) and admitted that this is the most difficult thing she's ever had to face, but in true Connie style she's been colouring in to keep the nasty thoughts at bay! She said to tell you that there's life in the old dog yet."
"She's as comfortable as can be and is being cared for superbly."
Since then, Connie has remained all smiles, spending time colouring in and enjoying time with those she loves most: her family, friends and, as seen this weekend, her fans.
We’re thinking of Connie, Samuel and their friends and family during this hard time.
If you would like to donate to Connie’s charity in a bid to fund cancer research, visit the Love Your Sister website for more information. Remember: every cent counts.