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    I have never been a Dennis Quaid fan, but I must say that even at his age, he's a sexy man. He was 57 when Soul Surfer was filmed and I think he was quite hot in that movie. I just saw it. Am I officially old yet? lol

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    Meg Ryan says he cheated on her, but who knows. I thought it was the other way around. I think he just got separated from his current wife, who was NO. 3.

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    Why would you even want that stupid looking crap on the walls of your house? What an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd View Post
    Why would you even want that stupid looking crap on the walls of your house? What an idiot.
    Hmmmm . . .

    JMHO, but . . .

    Methinks calling him an idiot is far, FAR too good for the likes of him.

    Frankly, my take on it is that he just did it to stir up contro and keep his name out there, since supposedly (at THIS particular moment, anyway) he and his favorite punching bag (does anybody even need to ASK?) are on the outs (again).

    And if that's true, it looks like he's getting EXACTLY what he was angling for.

    SMH.
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    Did anyone else read about Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy? Apparently, she carries one of the genes for breast cancer, which gave her something like an 87% chance of developing breast cancer. Her mother died of the disease. She chose to have the procedure done as a preventative measure, which lowered her chances of developing breast cancer to 5%. I'm pretty amazed at her decision and I don't know if I could make the same one. I'd like to think I'd be that brave under the same circumstances, but I don't know if I would be.
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    Critical - I was just coming here to post about that. I know many people are not fans of hers, but I think it is amazing and brave that she did this. It's pretty well known how affected she was by her mother's death and I think this is her way of trying to not put her kids through the same thing. I like seeing a "mega star" who puts their family ahead of their career. I also think that this can be positive reinforcement/validation for those who have had or will have to have mastectomies. This quote is awesome
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    I am not a fan of hers, she irks me. But I think she is brave. I guess a number of women are choosing to do this now. ( it's becoming more common)
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    It's a hard decision to make, and you really need support from your important people. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing that if you've had to live through the suffering and loss of a parent to something like that, it might be an easier decision. It's hard enough when you are an adult and go through it. Having what you can come to see as several timebombs in your body, and knowing it....I totally get not wanting to wait just to see if they do, indeed, explode into what can be a death sentence and having your precious children watch what you had to watch. I know a woman who keeps developing breast tumors, and has a strong female family history of breast cancer who keeps being refused a double mastectomy by her health insurance company. She is basically just being told to wait and watch. I think that is inhuman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    It's a hard decision to make, and you really need support from your important people. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing that if you've had to live through the suffering and loss of a parent to something like that, it might be an easier decision. It's hard enough when you are an adult and go through it. Having what you can come to see as several timebombs in your body, and knowing it....I totally get not wanting to wait just to see if they do, indeed, explode into what can be a death sentence and having your precious children watch what you had to watch. I know a woman who keeps developing breast tumors, and has a strong female family history of breast cancer who keeps being refused a double mastectomy by her health insurance company. She is basically just being told to wait and watch. I think that is inhuman.
    That's is inhuman. How very sad and unfair. A women in my area had his operation done 15 years ago, it was seldom heard of then.
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    She is a veteran news anchor and has "good" insurance, one would think. If I were her, I think I would look to pay for it myself. They just did a spot on the evening local news that showed that you can get different deals from different hospitals, if you comparison shop for procedures....and the price differences can be astronomical, from one hospital to the next. Apparently, they can (and do) charge whatever they want, and we never question the amounts.
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    It's worth noting that Christina Applegate had the same surgery to prevent breast cancer. She also carries the gene and her mother had breast cancer at least once.

    I've read comments online from people bashing Angelina for going through with the procedure, which I find totally ridiculous. As one commenter pointed out, if you knew that a plane you were about to fly on had an 87% chance of crashing, you wouldn't take that flight. I admire her for doing a brave thing so she can be around longer for her children. From all accounts, she was devastated when her mother died of cancer and she wants to spare her children that pain.
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