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    Rebecca


    Life After Breast Cancer

    Science and medical providers can get you only so far. They will get you as far as science and medical techniques will take you. The patientís responsibility is to make the best life possible in the context of the treatment. The treatment is depressive. The treatment is painful in some cases. When you run out of veins and you canít get a first stick its time to start saying to the medical providers you get one stick only and if you canít get my blood, one stick, you find somebody who can because Iím not going to sit here and be miserable and you say that about every portion of your life. And you will find that as crazy as it sounds, the cancer experience empowers you, gives you a better life, gives you a better appreciation of the relationships you have. I have pretty largely stopped yelling at my children because theyíre so valuable to me and their support is so valuable so I think that you can achieve great things if you can look past the fact that youíve been a cancer patient.