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Paula Shares How She Told Her Family She Had Ovarian Cancer (VIDEO)

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Paula recalls how she informed her family she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

I called my sister, at the time she was living in Maryland. I called her and she was the first person that I told in the family because she is very supportive and she is in the medical field and I know that she could cope with it better than my younger sister and I told her first. And unfortunately she got the pleasure of telling my mother. But it was very hard.

When I had my surgery I obviously didn’t know what was going on and all my family, I should preface this with five years ago or even longer than that when I knew I was going to retire both my daughters married, had children, and they wanted to relocate and I said I want to go it’s warm when I retire and I think we shall all go to the same place because my parents had moved to Florida with me in New York, one sister in Texas and one in Maryland and it was hard when they became elderly and we had to keep flying back and forth when they were will. So I don’t want that to happen to you guys and I was thinking that within a year I was going to be in that position.

So we were all out here in Arizona and the day I had my surgery and my son had come out here because he couldn’t get a job in New York, my son was there, my two daughters were there, my son-in-law, Sharon’s husband was there, my other daughters, mother and father-in-law were there, they were all there with Sam when I had my surgery and who else was there, anybody else? Don’t leave anybody out and they got the good news at the same time and then of course they had a call, his family in New Jersey, my family in Texas and Maryland.

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