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.

3 comments:

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

    I love your bathroom very nicely done

    Alli xxoo

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  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.

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  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

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