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Feb 7, 2015 10:41AM
Thanks for that link, Slow. Good article.
Sjacobs: I think a lot of people want to find a reason why they got cancer. It is hard to accept a world where shit happens and we have no control. But to me,, that is the world of cancer. You can do everything right and still get it. And we all know someone who was a life long smoker/drinker/junk food eater who didn't exercise, who never got cancer and lived to be 90. I think some people want to blame something,,, even my Mom said: why did YOU get cancer? You eat right, exercise, etc,,, like that gives me a pass from getting it.
I have had a lot of stress in my life. Yes, I got a divorce 7 years before I got BC, but compared to some of the other stress I've had in my earlier life,,, the divorce was minor. Why didn't I get cancer 7 years after the stressful event at age 13? Or at age 29? Those events were MUCH harder to deal with than my divorce. Was it a cumulative effect from total stress in my life? Who knows? And of course, we can't explain why a 3 year old gets cancer either. He/she hasn't even been around for 7 years.
slv58: I believe there is a scientific reason why some get cancer and others don't including the aspect of emotion, stress and spirituality-it's just not discovered yet. YES,, right on the money. We just don't know.
I think all I can go from here, is to try to live as healthy as possible and enjoy life. I really do try to reduce the stress in my life now. And I try to eat right,, but then the chocolate ice cream calls my name,,,,,
Fibromyalgia and Truncal Lymphedema,,, some of the fun things I live with. Total hysterecomy 9/29/14 Prophy MX Righty 11/30/17
6/27/2013, Paget's, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
8/8/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left