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Elizabeth Edwards's Cancer Spreads
People Magazine ^ | 12-6-10

Posted on 12/06/2010 1:43:51 PM PST by Justaham

Elizabeth Edwards's cancer fight has taken a turn for the worse, with the disease spreading to her liver and doctors recommending against additional treatment.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends," the Edwards family says in a statement to PEOPLE.

On Monday, Edwards, 61, posted a Facebook message to her friends.

"I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she writes. "These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."

Edwards, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004, was briefly hospitalized last week after not feeling well over Thanksgiving. Doctors said her cancer had metastasized to the liver.

With the sudden turn, family members – including daughter Cate, a Washington lawyer, and her brother and sister, Jay and Nancy Anania – hastened to Chapel Hill, N.C., to be with her.

"It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day," Edwards wrote on Facebook. "To you I simply say: you know. With love, Elizabeth."

(Excerpt) Read more at people.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: elizabethedwards; johnedwards

1 posted on 12/06/2010 1:43:57 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Prayers to Elizabeth and family. This was expected, but not quite this soon. Hopefully this is just a set back and she will be good as new soon.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 1:46:13 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

No fan of Elizabeth Edwards, but I do pray for God to give strength to her children in the coming days.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 1:46:19 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Justaham

If I read that right, John made it about him.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 1:47:02 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Justaham

The Monday Facebook post does have ominous overtones about numbered days. I was never a fan of the husband but wish her no ill and if her end is near I hope it comes quickly and peacefully.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 1:52:00 PM PST by newzjunkey (expired "Bush tax cut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Justaham

This is very sad, especially for their children.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 1:53:29 PM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: Justaham

God bless her and forgive her, and I suggest we all forgive her for using cancer as a gimmick to attract sympathy votes for John. I found it reprehensible, but this is nothing I would wish upon anyone.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 1:59:51 PM PST by pallis
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To: Justaham

Prayers for Mrs. Edwards and her family, especially her children.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 2:00:29 PM PST by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: Justaham

She has been a difficult and charmless woman, but no one should have to suffer with this horrible disease; no one deserves this. Sometimes emotional and physical suffering refine one’s character, and that appears to be the case in this situation. I pray for her suffering to be eased and for God to bless and sustain Elizabeth and her family.


9 posted on 12/06/2010 2:03:09 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Justaham

Hopefully this is just a setback, and she’ll have a full recovery. God be with her.

I’m no fan of her (ex?)husband, but I have no ill-will toward Elizabeth Edwards. Seems like a nice lady.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 12/06/2010 2:12:32 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: Justaham

I pray for her and her family to have the strength, grace and serenity to deal with whatever happens to her. Except, of course, for her scumbag (ex)-husband John, who hopefully will be indicted and in jail soon.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 2:30:10 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: ScottinVA

Yup.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 2:30:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: pallis

Amen.....may she find peace.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 2:31:34 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Justaham
My sister in law just passed away a month ago from cancer that spread from her breast, to liver, to brain.

She fought for 8 years. At the end she told my brother that she was ready for nature to take its course. We all miss her, but she is in a better place without pain now.

14 posted on 12/06/2010 2:36:09 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

SHe was an enabler of John. She is just like Hillary in that regard. She knew what kind of guy John was, just never thought he would ‘screw’ her over. Just like Hillary. Happy ot have John screw other people over, though. I will never believe she didn’t know all the crap John did and certainly wasn’t bothered he was doing it to other people. She was happy to be a front for him as long as it worked out well for them.


15 posted on 12/06/2010 2:36:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: newzjunkey
If I recall correctly she blasted the DU'er for mocking Tony Snow after his death by cancer.

I suspect Tony will be one of the first to greet her when her time comes.

16 posted on 12/06/2010 2:41:41 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Justaham

Just imagine how close we were to having that snake(John Edwards) in the White House. Within a year, we would have found out he was unfaithful, and now the First Lady(whom he cheated on) would be about to die.

What a circus that would have been....


17 posted on 12/06/2010 2:43:40 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Justaham

Prayers for Mrs Edwards and her children. I lost my mother to breast cancer last Christmas, I know their grief.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 2:46:28 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Justaham
"I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope,"

I pray that she finds grace at its source.

19 posted on 12/06/2010 2:46:52 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: mware

“If I recall correctly she blasted the DU’er for mocking Tony Snow after his death by cancer.
I suspect Tony will be one of the first to greet her when her time comes.”

she will be going in the wrong direction.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 3:08:11 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: mware

My prayers for your family. My wife fought breast cancer for 9 years. It in the end spread to her liver. Very hard to treat. The liver does not like radiation and chemo options are limited


21 posted on 12/06/2010 3:12:32 PM PST by sharpee
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To: mware

My prayers for your family. My wife fought breast cancer for 9 years. It in the end spread to her liver. Very hard to treat. The liver does not like radiation and chemo options are limited


22 posted on 12/06/2010 3:12:34 PM PST by sharpee
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To: Justaham


23 posted on 12/06/2010 3:28:32 PM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: bravo whiskey

“she will be going in the wrong direction.”

That is a hell of a thing to say. How do you know?


24 posted on 12/06/2010 4:16:04 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: ottbmare
Why couldn't those two horrible men from CN,
(raped, tortured, burnt alive the Mother and
11 year old daughter)come down with an even
worse version of cancer?
25 posted on 12/06/2010 4:38:42 PM PST by cliff630
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To: cliff630

Wouldn’t that be nice (from our human perspective)? But God’s ways are not our ways. He will have His justice at some point, even if it is not through direct physical suffering on this earth.


26 posted on 12/06/2010 5:07:59 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Justaham
I know she wished to live for her children & that is who I feel sad for, but her scum husband sure didn't help make her last years pleasant, now did he?

He'll probably be going to the big house soon, not the one in the sky either!

27 posted on 12/06/2010 7:05:18 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: Bon mots

A picture says a thousand words...


28 posted on 12/06/2010 7:11:28 PM PST by caww
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To: Justaham

That’s a rotten shame. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. Prayers for her and her children.


29 posted on 12/06/2010 9:13:18 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: ottbmare
She reached out to a faith in resilience, not God.
30 posted on 12/07/2010 8:59:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: FTJM

“If I read that right, John made it about him.”

Yup, you read it right. It’s always about him....

prayers for her children


31 posted on 12/07/2010 10:11:30 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: a fool in paradise

We have no way of knowing what goes on between anyone else and God. Let us not judge. That’s God’s job. Neither of us are even personally acquainted with her.

From what I’ve read, Elizabeth Edwards has been a very unpleasant person whose ongoing ugliness was part of what drove her weak husband to his stupid adultery. I don’t know what the truth is. But suffering tends to refine the spirit, and cancer brings many or most people to their knees before God. There are few atheists in the radiation oncology department of a hospital. In any case she needs our prayers.


32 posted on 12/07/2010 10:14:34 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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