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Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up—and She's 52

Any woman who has lived through the decade that encompasses years 40 through 50 can attest to the fact that this may just be the hardest time of her life. These are the years when we're still so attached to the physical package, and as we watch ourselves begin to show signs of age -- it simply freaks us out. We're not quite one with the wisdom that's yet to come, though we're certainly a whole lot smarter than we were ten years earlier.

I had one of those fast-paced, awesome New York lives, which was why I put off having a baby until the age of 39. After the birth of my daughter, my husband and I moved into a beautiful home in New Jersey and for three years, our lives seemed to resemble a picture perfect family.

Until... I got breast cancer.

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