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And I do mean GOOD

Because I can tell from your post you are having a positive attitude and that is essential. I know a part of you is frightened, I was at 30 when I was diagnosed with stage 3.5 melanoma when I was 31 and mother to two children under the age of 10. And Looky here, I’m still here bugging the heck out of your guys 32 years later. You will be here being a beacon for folks in 32 plus years too. Heck you already give so many of us hope showing how well the TMMO works—just look at your post below. Even while breaking the news you show us all how well prepared you are because you decided to take control of your money and your life.
Like you said this is merely a challenge. You had the presence of mind to get checked and now you are taking care of it. We will all be here to cheer you on, just as you have cheered us in our temporary set backs.
Many years ago my best friend had breast cancer and I walked the path with her every inch of the way. At one point we thought I might even end up in the operating room because the minute I’d leave her so she could go back for surgery her blood pressure shot up. The doctor’s were ready to suit me up to hold her hand until she went to sleep. I finally got her calmed down enough without having to scrub up and now 20 years later she is still cancer free, because like you she took a positive attitude. We laughed a lot, we cried a little and we both learned volumes. I was Dale’s “Boobie Buddy” and while I’m not close enough to hold your hand literally I’m here if you need me. Feel free to contact me off list if you need to talk.

Medical challenges

My family is facing an unexpected challenge and I am so thankful we have followed Dave’s advice!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer last week and am undergoing tests and working with doctors to establish my treatment plan. I do know that I will be facing chemo and surgery and perhaps radiation. It has come as a complete shock – no family history and I’m only in my 40’s. Best news came tonight – my PET/CT came back clear of any additional spots. Just my breast and one lymph node have been effected.
My DH and I have always been savers and planners. What a relief it was last week when I got the call to know that everything is already in place. After reading Dave’s book several years ago we finally got our life insurance policies in place, as well as our wills. I don’t plan on needing them, but having them there is another load off. Especially when it will be harder to qualify for cheap insurance now.
We are debt free but the house and have a lot in savings and investments. It was such a relief to call our investment guy and for him to say that we have plenty of funds. Live how we need to right now, take care of our family, no worries.
Keep it up guys! It is so worth making sound decisions and putting yourself in a position to be ready for thank potential hurricane! We have the ability to focus on my health and not worry about the family finances.