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Leslie's Diary: Monday, Feb. 12

SAN ANTONIO - Boy, oh boy, I had no idea what I was in for!
When I decided to anchor the news without my wig last Friday, I knew it would spark reaction, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be so enormous!
From the moment that I stepped off the set, the phones were ringing and dozens upon dozens of people jammed into a chat room to offer me congratulations!
The support has been tremendous! So far, not one mean or ill-willed remark. Just hundreds of well wishers and positive feedback.
I can't thank each of you enough for caring and taking the time to let me know that you appreciate the stand I have taken! THANK YOU!
Since my story aired, national news outlets have contacted me to do stories about my battle against cancer. 20/20 and Good Morning America both want to do stories about met. Inside Edition has inquired as well.
I have always been told that just one person can make a difference, but I never thought that I would be that one person. The opportunity to reach women around the nation just gives me warm fuzzies. I pray that it encourages women to do their breast self-exams, catch it early and be brave through the treatments. If I can do this, trust me, anyone can.
I feel fabulous! My body has worked through this last chemo, and I feel healthy and terrific. It's such a wonderful feeling to know that I don't have to do it again next week.
There were times when I didn't think I could do it. I was wrong. God gave me the strength to get through it and blessed me abundantly in the process.
The next step is radiation. I meet with my radiologist this week. It's just a "How ya doin'" session, and to find out what I'll be going through.
I guess I'll set up the appointments then. Every day, five days a week, for six weeks. Sounds like another inconvenience to me. But I'm not complaining. At least it isn't chemo!
I'm getting a little better at gluing on my eyelashes. Sometimes, though, my fingers get stuck to the lashes, and just when I think I have them in place, I remove my hands and there they are -- stuck to my fingers!
Oh, well, like the hair, they're growing back as I write. I wonder what my hair will look like when it grows back? Everyone tells me it grows back differently, curlier and a different color.
I don't even have sprouts yet, so I haven't a clue. Soon, though, very soon. I'll let you know.
God bless you all for all the support!


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