Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 24)

BY ALLISON THOMAS A candid look at CHRISTINA APPLEGATE’S battle with breast cancer helps others understand what to expect after treatment Second OSCAR WILDE WAS RIGHT: Sometimes life does imitate art. In the TV comedy Samantha Who? Christina Applegate played a woman who had been in an accident that caused her to forget her past. As bits and pieces of her memory returned in each episode, she dealt with the fallout, learned more about herself and tried to create a “new normal.” Applegate’s real-life battle with breast cancer reflects this journey in some ways. Like other breast cancer survivors, she was forced to face the unknown, and—in many ways— start anew. Although a diagnosis can be devastating and the treatment grueling, the worry of what comes next may be just as upsetting. Applegate knows firsthand. 24 Vim & Vigor · SUM M ER 2 010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Baby Steps
Back Talk
It’s a ‘No Brainer’
Ready ... Set ... Get Motivated!
Having Reservations?
Stressing Stress
Second Act
Adults at Play
In Good Hands
Think Again
No Kidding
Giving Is Great Medicine
Recovering Lost Lives
Westward Expansion
Take a Deep Breath
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi