Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Why Me?

I actually do not dwell on why this has happened to me, I believe that would be unhealthy, but I have asked myself the question when I was first diagnosed. I do believe that women are predisposed to breast cancer (family history, birth control pills, breast feeding, etc). I also think that the foods we eat and the pesticides and chemicals we ingest have a huge effect on more cases of breast cancer than ever. I also think breast cancer is a crapshoot. Honestly, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Your chances of getting cancer are pretty high. So why did this happen to me? I ask "why does it happen to any woman?" I am no different than anyone else.

4 comments:

Linda Mulholland said...

Hi Gail!

Know that you are not going through this alone. Myself and countless friends and family are there to support and love you.

Readers will gain strength and knowledge from your words - I wonder how many women will schedule their over-due mamograms after reading this? I will - right now. So, you go girl-we are there for you!
Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Gail,
So sorry to hear of your difficult news. Coincidentally, today I had a meeting at and tour of the new Froedert Clinical Cancer Care Center. Our speaker was the Chief of Radiation Oncology for Breast Cancer. Gail, you are going to be in the best hands possible!! It is an amazing facility with fantastic staff and coordinated care. They will be wonderful at helping you blast this cancer and get to the other side of this. You will be in my thoughts and prayers on Friday, please know that.

Julie Holloway said...

I didn't mean to be anonymous....just getting used to this stuff.
Love
Julie Holloway

Lisa Miller said...

Hi Gail,

I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and wishing you well as you go through tomorrow and the rest of your recovery.

You are very strong and your attitude is amazing. You are an inspiration to us all!

Lisa Miller