Kris Aquino shares health update: I'm on the path to remission

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 12) — Kris Aquino told friends and supporters on Instagram that she is "finally, on the correct path to remission" after her latest tests showed improvement in her health.

"Thank you because our prayers are being answered," Aquino posted on Instagram on Thursday. "My last blood panel showed improvement -- it's slow progress, I have a long way to go…it's likely that after a few months, another medication will be introduced to my body by UCLA's Dr. Belperio."

"But I am, against all odds (because of all my limitations with medicinal options), finally, on the correct path to remission and a better quality of life. Thank you to all. Thank you, God. #faith," she added.

Aquino said she decided to share the update and thank her supporters at the midpoint of the death anniversaries of her mother, former President Cory Aquino, and father, former Senator Ninoy Aquino. Her parents died on Aug. 1, 2009, and Aug. 21, 1983, respectively.

She said it has been 17 months since she was diagnosed with Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly Churg-Strauss Syndrome).

Cleveland Clinic, an American academic medical center, said it is a disease caused by inflammation that occurs in certain types of cells in a person's blood or tissues.

The Queen of All Media is in the United States since June last year to undergo treatment for her auto-immune diseases.

In her latest update, Aquino said she has toughened up in receiving treatment, adding her doctor called her a "badass."

The Philippines' Queen of Talk said currently, she needs to get a dose of her biological injectable "every other week, optimistically for me to reach 'remission' over the next 10 to 12 months."

This was on top of her chemotherapy medication which would help her reach remission for three of her auto-immune conditions, she added.

"Autoimmune disorders have no cure, but life-threatening damage on the patient's organs can be prevented or managed if diagnosed early and/or given the proper treatment," Aquino said.

The 52-year-old's Instagram post was accompanied by pictures of her getting treatment, along with her son Bimby and Batangas Vice Gov. Mark Leviste.

Last July, Aqunio confirmed that she was in a relationship with Leviste, but had to put their romance on hold due to her current health condition.

"Kids and I will always be by your side…for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish forever," Leviste commented on the Instagram post.