By NEDRA PICKLER
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards is seriously ill and doctors say further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive. The family issued a statement Monday that revealed her doctors' diagnosis. It said she is resting at home with family and friends.
The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards posted on her Facebook page that she can't express the love and gratitude she feels to those who've supported and inspired her. She wrote "the days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered."
The 61-year-old Elizabeth Edwards separated from her husband after he admitted to an extramarital affair. She has battled breast cancer since 2004.
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STATEMENT FROM THE EDWARDS FAMILY
Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her
cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and
friends and has posted this message to friends on her Facebook page.
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three
saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of
resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult
times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could
have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We
know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to
muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called
being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with
hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world,
the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And
for that I am grateful. It isn't possible to put into words the love
and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and
inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know.
More info CNN has obtained from a single approved source in regards to Elizabeth Edwards:
*she was told last week by docs that additional treatment was futile.
*her prognosis was described as a matter of WEEKS.
*now getting treatment and meds for symptoms and side effects , but not the cancer.
*”she is not in pain and all things considered there is a good vibe here. She has prepared for this”
*John Edwards IS there, plus their children, so is Elizabeth’s brother and sister.