Jun 07, 2010 - 5:23 pm
i've been struck by how many women here have said what excellent health they were in before they were diagnosed with cancer--i count myself among them. in over 30 years of practice (psychotherapy), i never missed a day of work because of illness. hardly ever got sick, and the health issues i did have were all minor. in fact, it wasn't until my granddaughter entered day care and had runny nose after runny nose that i caught any colds in years. i don't really know what to make of this phenomenon of excellent health before ca, or if there is, in fact, anything to make of it. but i would be interested in hearing from other women who've enjoyed, and been lucky enough to have had very good health for most of their lives.