the cycle of breast cancer: there is always someone else getting diagnosed and having surgery….

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Today Food Network star/show host and author Sandra Lee had her breast cancer surgery.

I have to admit she has handled this with grace, style and a positive attitude and in her own words from May 14th :

Controversy and confusion have always been a part of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment — and I’m learning all about that on a personal level since my own diagnosis. But please don’t let the sea of opinions cloud your own judgment, and get yourself screened. Don’t think because it’s not in your family you don’t need to be concerned. 5 to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer had the disease in their family. So 90 to 95 % were like me — with no family history.


She is through her surgery and in recovery and doing well according to media quotes from her boyfriend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Like many women I now know, she opted for a double mastectomy.  According to her staff via Facebook, if you wish to send her a get well card, you ma do so to P.O. Box #3920, New York, NY 10185-3920.

There are so many people who happen to be celebrities who get diagnosed with breast cancer and well, are very annoying.  Sandra Lee, much like women’s fiction author Elin Hilderbrand have just handled this like…well…regular women. They have been human and honest and even humorous at times.

Here I am but a couple weeks away from my 4th cancerversary. I still consider myself one of the lucky ones. Some days are better than others, but heck I am around to complain about the bad days and celebrate the rest of them.

Life is what you make of it. You always think you know what is going to happen and then god or fate or whatever higher power you believe in throw in a plot twist.

Celebrate ladies. We are still around! Get well soon Sandra Lee!




About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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