There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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The news lady's co-host Steve Doocy said her absence was because of some surprise surgery she had to have. Well now we know what it was:
A cancer scare.
"I had a tumor in my abdomen. Doctor said, 'You've got to get it out by the end of the month. We don't like how it looks.' I was facing something that potentially could have gone either way. I had a scary week where we didn't know what the results were. But I'm okay. Everything came back okay. Surgery's not fun, but it is necessary to find out if you have something really terrible in you or not. And thankfully I had the blessing of it not being cancer."
That's fantastic news!!
We're so glad to hear she's okay.
What's amazing is how much her outlook on life has changed! She said:
"So many women and people that I know have stared down the barrel of that cancer gun, and looked at it when they have gotten bad news… and done remarkable things, courageously, to fight it. So I knew if I got that kind of news I would be in their wings and, by their example, able to fight it. I didn't get that message and answer from my doctors. I got a clear and clean bill of health, and I'm thankful. I'm not a person who thinks or believes that I take a lot for granted, but I certainly don't take it for granted now."
Wow, she really took something that could've been really scary and turned it into a positive learning experience.
Way to be so strong, Elisabeth! Glad to hear about your clean bill of health.
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