Monday, December 6, 2010
Elizabeth Edwards life drawing to a close.
This news has made me very sad. While I am NOT a supporter of John Edwards (never have been and never will be), I have always admired Elizabeth and her determination to fight this disease. She has handled it with grace and style. I am sad that her life is coming to a close at such an early age...I am sad that she has had to deal with the infidelities of her spouse in addition to fighting a physical battle. I am sad that modern medicine was not able to overcome the ravages of these out-of-control cells. Damn.
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in November of 2004, then the cancer returned in 2007. She has lived my greatest fear. My oncologist once told me that breast cancer most commonly recurs somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd year. THIS IS WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW! You have no idea the fear that engulfed me when I read the above headline. You.seriously.have.no.idea!
I realize that it is very dangerous to compare yourself to the cancer journey of someone else. I do not know (at the molecular level) how her cancer works and grows. But I do know that it metastasized to her rib, her lung, her hip...and most recently her liver. My heart hurts for her, and for her family. May God be with her in a special and close way during these last steps of her journey. May she find the peace that passes all understanding. May the closeness of her family and friends bring her comfort and joy this Christmas.
If I could see her face to face, I would say THANK YOU, ELIZABETH for fighting the good fight! For being an inspiration to me and for smiling through it all! God Bless You!
I don't know....maybe I need to change the name of my blog....I'm just not feeling very unafraid lately. Sigh.