I think what people can do under stress is amazing. I think her next steps as far as helping the fight against breast cancer are an awesome way to use her experiences and position to help women in the US avoid fighting that fight.
But I was concerned about two things and would like your thoughts:
1) By continuing to work full speed without letting on to anyone that she was secretly hooked up to pain packs and such, is she creating an impossible standard for women to follow? I get where she didn't want pity or to be left out of important projects, but let's say, hypothetically, not wanting this to ever happen to anyone that a woman doing the same job finds out next year that she hypothetically has breast cancer. Will she be expected to meet the same high work standards? What do you think?
The article says:
But she said protecting her children — 9-year-old boy and girl twins, and another 5-year-old girl — came first. She would keep it a secret from her three children, too.
"Once I heard my doctors out and what the recommended course of treatment was, I really felt like it was best for my kids that I get all the way through it, deal with it privately and then when I was done with everything I would be able to share with them why Mommy had surgery and show them that I was going to be OK," Wasserman Schultz said.
I don't have kids yet, but I seem to remember being about 9 years old when my mom had a non cancerous lump removed, and being pretty freaked out about it. I think I would have been more freaked if no one told me what was going on. What do you think? Would you tell them? Once again, I don't have kids, so I can't claim expertise here...