Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elizabeth Battled Breast Cancer With Class

Today we lost an admirable woman who battled breast cancer since 2004. Elizabeth Edwards epitomized a woman who fought this horrible disease with true grace. She was dealt blow after blow, a child dying tragically at 16, a philandering husband that bore a child out of wedlock and then of course, her recurring breast cancer. Yet throughout it all, she held her head up high.

I will never forget during her recent interview with Larry King, she said to others suffering from terminal cancer: Simply live each day to the fullest. Like Elizabeth, I was diagnosed with stage 3, breast cancer. And the fact that it came back and ultimately killed her, scares the hell out me. Today I cried for Elizabeth's passing. But I suppose I am also crying for me. I am crying over the fear of the unknown.

A couple years ago, when Joe was living with me, I awoke in the middle of the night and said to Joe: Why did you tell me I would die at 56 years old? He replied, I said no such thing. Than I realized he told me that in a dream.

Elizabeth Edwards' passing reminds all of us cancer survivors that we can never take life for granted. Take her advise: Live each day to the fullest.


  1. All I can say is "TOUCHE"!!

    I love your bathroom very nicely done

    Alli xxoo

  2. Hello, I was also greatly impacted by the death of Elizabeth Edwards and posted about it yesterday. I guess all any of us can do is try to follow that advice and live each day to the fullest.

  3. To my childhood friend...what an inspiration you are..I have no idea what the battle would be like, however, having dear friends I know fight the battle some are winners and others have been called to move on from this life... I pray for all of you...love you trish