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Ann Murray Paige
California and Maine
Ann is the author of 'pink tips. breast cancer advice from someone who's been there' available at New York Times Bestselling Author Lee Woodruff says "Annie is the best storyteller...this book will help millions the way her documentary The Breast Cancer Diaries has."
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Mom from Boston--right on! Thanks for reading! :) Ann Murray Paige
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2009 on Q-tip at Discovery Health : Ann Murray Paige
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Patricia, what can I say? I just sent a long email at your address but here I want to say SISTER YOU ARE STRONG and you can do this! I don't understand why you're going through what you're going through, and in the way it's happening, but you are not alone out there, I promise you--WE ARE WITH YOU, all of us in the "cancer nation." We laugh when you laugh, we cry when you cry. If you want reconstruction, go ahead, but know that you are not your breasts and that new truths and self-realization await you in this journey--you will be someone new and strong and different at some point after this junk is passed and treatments are done and you can begin to heal. One day at at time, Patricia, and you have permission to not have all the answers. Just get through the day. About your son, that hurts--my mother-heart hurts to hear his reaction; I am sorry but remember you are the one fighting and you need clear rules on what is okay to say and do around you. Does counseling help? He's dealing with your illness, his dad's leaving, he's numb I am sure? If there's anyway a counselor could step in, you need your own help, how can you help him too at the same time? That's too much to ask I think--you need a break! About the doctors, don't forget the one thing medical science can't account for is the human spirit--that's your wild card. And I am hoping your wild card kids cancer's a-double-s. Remember this: "I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." -Maya Angelou. I live by those words. I hope you will too. All my best, Ann Murray Paige
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2009 on Q-tip at Discovery Health : Ann Murray Paige
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