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Thumbnail image for elizedwards.jpgElizabeth Edwards, in Boston over the weekend for a gala at Mass. General Hospital, gave a brief interview to The Boston Globe in which she talked about the kind of support that she’s enjoyed through her years-long battle with breast cancer.

When asked what dealing with her cancer so publicly has been like, she said:

“For me, being public has been an incredible benefit. I got 65,000
e-mails, 30,000 pieces of snail mail. What that meant was there was
never a time when I felt, ‘I’m just going to die, nobody’s going to
care about me, I’m on the last legs.’ I always felt this enormous
amount of support.”

That last sentence really struck me.  It puts a bold, italic, underline, exclamation point around the importance of feeling supported during any kind of medical journey, whether your “public” is the entire nation or just a close community of friends and family.

What do you think?  Are you supported enough in your health journey?  Do you support others?

Click here for the whole Globe interview.

(image via: http://weblogs.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/politics/blog/2008/04/

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