Christina Applegate Bounces Back From Breast Cancer
Christina Applegate has made a great emotional and physical recovery from breast cancer, but she admits it has not been an easy journey.
Appleagate underwent a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with the same disease her mother survived, and had a difficult time accepting the loss of both of her breasts.
“I miss my exquisite breasts sometimes,” she reveals, in reference to a line about her natural mammary glands in the movie Anchorman.
The 40-year-old explains how she was denied the time to grieve, as the media learned about her surgery immediately following the operation.
“The good thing is that we got the information out, but talking about the facts of the disease, I didn’t have to see what was going on with me. I think when it slowed down, all that came crashing down,” she says.
Christina was able to overcome what she considered a “total emotional collapse” with the help of her friends, family, and a spiritual advisor.
Soon after, she reunited with old friend Martyn LeNoble, and the two quickly fell in love.
“We had always cared deeply for one another when we were friends. And he came and put me under his wing. That was it – he was supposed to come.”
Applegate, who welcomed her first child into the world , Sadie Grace, in early 2011, wishes to have another with her partner, but unfortunately it may not be an option.
“Because of some things that happened during my pregnancy, I don’t know if I can. I hope I can. We’ll see,” she says.
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