Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Breast Cancer Quote

I read this book called “True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real” and it’s helped me with some of my judgmental attitudes. Over the next few days I’ll throw you some quotes from the book. There’s also a web site you can check out. Here ya go:

“I just found out a week ago that I have breast cancer. I have not told anyone. Not even my husband. And I don’t think I will be able to let my kids know.”

I usually have such a big mouth that you’d think I’d tell the whole world if I found out I had cancer. And yet I can also see not burdening your family with such sad news. People look at you differently, feel sorry for you, assume you won’t be able to do anything anymore, turn their negative thoughts toward the sadness of you maybe dying.

What would you do?

2 comments:

  1. I was just reading the People that you gave me at work last Saturday. Edie Falco from the Sopranos did the same thing. Kept it from family and co-workers, only her hair and makeup person and her bosses knew.

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  2. I was diagnosed with NASH liver disease last year. At first I told just my immediate family and 2 co-workers. About six months later I told everyone else. Death happens. It's OK for people to show compassion, but not to treat you like a leper. In the end, it's your personal choice! :)

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