Nancy told our children

It was my wife who told them each by phone. We're not big on secrets about anything, especially health. When the mammogram came back and said there's a problem here, they all knew it within a day. My one daughter came at the time of Nancy's second surgery, and so after that when we went into the little room to meet the surgeon and discuss what had happened, she came with me. She asked Maggie what her age was, and she asked a couple of other questions, and then she pointed at her and said when did you have your last mammogram and you'd better have one regularly from now on if you haven't. So both of our daughters took that pretty seriously.

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