Happy Holidays, Pass The Scalpel

There were hats and party blowers and papier-maché rabbits for Christine Clifford's New Year's celebration. She counted down to midnight with her husband, children, relatives and friends in the only place where she could be with them that night: her hospital room..."I remember the doctors and nurses thinking, 'This is crazy, here's this woman who's had surgery, and she's cheering everybody else up,' " said Clifford, who is now cancer-free, and has drawn cartoons about her experience. "It helped my mood tremendously, as you can imagine, to have people down there caring about you.''

By: Elizabeth Landau | December 2010 | CNN Health


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