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Old 01-14-2009, 09:57 PM   #41
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Not sure if there's any one person. I think it was more a combination of growing up dirt poor and also being a major attitude case. I started working as close to full time as I could at age 12 in order to be able to buy anything. I walked my paper route until I could buy a bike, cut lawns with a push mower until I could buy a power mower, etc. Truthfully, if you count collecting bottles for the deposit money, I probably started when I was 6.

I wasn't really all that interested in retiring early most of my life, but I always hated being under anyone else's thumb, so I strove early on for FI so I could tell the Man to p!ss-off if I felt like it. By the time I was getting fairly close to FI I wandered into TMF and the ERHP. So I guess they get some credit for pointing the way to my current position as a post-career slacker.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:32 PM   #42
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Same - a successful mastectomy then a recurrence 10 years later which spread and it was the early experimental days of kemo. Took nearly 3 years to the final act.

I had 2 boys but I am watching my 2 granddaughters.
Some good news:
1. The prognosis of breast cancer is improving.
2. There are certain families who have breast cancer genes. Testing is available.
3. Vitamin D and healthy lifestyle help to prevent breast cancer.
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Some good news:
1. The prognosis of breast cancer is improving.
2. There are certain families who have breast cancer genes. Testing is available.
3. Vitamin D and healthy lifestyle help to prevent breast cancer.
But don't let them keep you from testing and treating.
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