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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-20-06 02:33 PM
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17. She was also the first to go public about her breast cancer
a watershed moment in women's health care, she was the first well known public figure to talk about it openly.

Until then, no one realized what a widespread problem it was.

She's in my prayers, I hope everything is ok.
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  -Former first lady Betty Ford hospitalized 951-Riverside  Apr-20-06 01:43 PM   #0 
  - get well, Betty  Charlie Brown   Apr-20-06 01:44 PM   #1 
  - There is no need to disparage Mrs. Ford and her battle with alcoholism.  CottonBear   Apr-20-06 01:46 PM   #2 
  - Agreed - alcoholism can hit anyone on both sides of the political spectrum  Cooley Hurd   Apr-20-06 01:50 PM   #5 
  - Betty Ford's courage to face her addictions has saved thousands.  DemoTex   Apr-20-06 01:52 PM   #7 
  - plus she went public about her breast cancer  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-20-06 02:04 PM   #10 
  - Good point.  DemoTex   Apr-20-06 02:05 PM   #11 
  - the day she went public  yorkiemommie1   Apr-20-06 03:18 PM   #25 
     - I'm so glad for you that it was negative.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-20-06 07:56 PM   #41 
  - Get better Betty!  goclark   Apr-20-06 02:41 PM   #20 
  - Agreed.  fooj   Apr-20-06 02:15 PM   #15 
  - she was INSTRUMENTAL  jackster   Apr-20-06 02:44 PM   #21 
  - Amen & thank-you  wicket   Apr-20-06 03:53 PM   #29 
  - I wish her well.  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-20-06 01:47 PM   #3 
  - I don't know about that interview. It doesn't really matter, though.  brentspeak   Apr-20-06 01:47 PM   #4 
  - She had some problems, sure....  ClintonTyree   Apr-20-06 01:51 PM   #6 
  - She always seemed pretty normal to me. Little good and little bad  izzie   Apr-20-06 01:58 PM   #8 
  - I hope she gets well soon. n/t  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-20-06 02:01 PM   #9 
  - she did do that  bigscott   Apr-20-06 02:07 PM   #13 
  - God bless Betty Ford -- she's done some great work  LSparkle   Apr-20-06 02:07 PM   #12 
  - They weren't liars and War Criminals  saigon68   Apr-20-06 02:13 PM   #14 
  - Thoughts and prayers (nt)  ih8thegop   Apr-20-06 02:19 PM   #16 
  - She was also the first to go public about her breast cancer  OzarkDem   Apr-20-06 02:33 PM   #17 
  - yes, and she spoke out about addiction problems too  Skittles   Apr-20-06 03:06 PM   #23 
  - That interview was downright painful to watch. I felt nothing but pity &  Justitia   Apr-20-06 02:33 PM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-20-06 02:37 PM   #19 
  - ROTFLMAO....  mike_c   Apr-20-06 02:47 PM   #22 
  - Sheesh - posted to wrong thread...sorry!!  klook   Apr-20-06 03:34 PM   #26 
  - She's a great lady.  kstewart33   Apr-20-06 03:15 PM   #24 
  - Best wishes to her.  deadparrot   Apr-20-06 03:36 PM   #27 
  - She was a lot more fun  OldLeftieLawyer   Apr-20-06 03:43 PM   #28 
  - Ah, good luck to her. nt.  Strong Atheist   Apr-20-06 04:03 PM   #30 
  - I LOVE Betty Ford  Raine   Apr-20-06 05:13 PM   #31 
  - best wishes to mrs. ford  rppper   Apr-20-06 05:16 PM   #32 
  - Get well soon, Be-TAY!  ronnykmarshall   Apr-20-06 05:51 PM   #33 
  - Hope it's nothing serious  Beaverhausen   Apr-20-06 06:00 PM   #34 
  - A brave woman who has helped others...  ngGale   Apr-20-06 06:08 PM   #35 
  - I'll Tell You Why I Continue To Cut Betty Ford Some Slack  Paladin   Apr-20-06 06:46 PM   #36 
  - Hey, she was a PRO CHOICE Republican!!!  CTyankee   Apr-20-06 07:07 PM   #37 
  - Bless her heart, get well Betty....  Catchawave   Apr-20-06 07:14 PM   #38 
  - Mrs. Ford was an ERA supporter and did much  mountainvue   Apr-20-06 07:42 PM   #39 
  - Looks like it was routine tests, thank goodness  Beaverhausen   Apr-20-06 07:45 PM   #40 
  - Don't accept a transfusion from Barbara!!!  Weembo   Apr-20-06 08:25 PM   #42 
  - God bless you, Betty and may s/he bring some light  sfexpat2000   Apr-20-06 09:52 PM   #43 
  - I hope she gets better soon!  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-20-06 11:21 PM   #44 
  - I met her at the Eatontown Mall sometime back in the mid to late  Gloria   Apr-20-06 11:30 PM   #45 
  - Wishing Betty well...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-20-06 11:51 PM   #46 
  - I wish her good news from the doctors.  CBHagman   Apr-21-06 10:41 AM   #47 
  - Sending best wishes to Mrs Ford. n/t  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Apr-21-06 11:44 AM   #48 
  - One of the best First Ladies ever.  David Zephyr   Apr-21-06 11:54 AM   #49 
  - Get well Mrs Ford, you're a brave lady with a lot of common sense  Hekate   Apr-21-06 01:26 PM   #50 
  - Former First Lady Betty Ford Returns Home!  spinbaby   Apr-21-06 01:30 PM   #51 
     - Yah Ba-TAY!  ronnykmarshall   Apr-21-06 01:32 PM   #52 

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