Did they ever indicate whether she had the gene for breast cancer?
They didn't, which makes me think it wasn't part of the equation, only because if there were other cases of breast cancer in her family and a BRCA connection, she would have already been having regular testing from an early age. I tend to agree with others here that it was partially an issue of, again, losing control over her body in order to get a result.
She and Bill seem very suited to one another since they both are always moving, flying, "challenging" themselves and really, to the point of neuroses, fixated on control, control and control! It could almost be a drinking game while watching - a shot for every time "control" "forge" or "pros and cons" show up - even the concept of relaxation needs to be scheduled!
She also tweeted yesterday that she hasn't had a single sip of soda in 7 years. Not to be a completely insensitive asshole but Guiliana, you have cancer and are infertile. How much worse can it get? I am all for clean living as I eat organic whenever possible and try to make my diet as healthy as I can but maybe you gotta let go a little bit.
HA, I have to agree with you on this one! Again, she/they are obsessed with the things they can control, but speak to none of the other illness-contributing factors: flying (I think 1 six-hour flight is equivalent to 46 x-rays... so that math is impressive), moving/renovating, the constant working out and project undertaking (they are like hamsters on a wheel with these and put such a high positive value on them that they totally ignore the toll). In addition to her weight, nothing at all about their lifestyle says "ready for a baby." I mean this in a physiological sense, not that all sorts of busy people don't get pregnant - but that shouldn't be viewed as the norm anymore. I just wonder why they have really sacrificed so little in terms of lifestyle and letting go of rigidity to recognize their dream, but think that tons of shots, procedures and flying here and there to the latest expert is working so hard
to get pregnant?
Not sure why G has decided that soda is the undiscovered link between pregnancy and a future life of disease, crime, and failure to get into an Ivy League school.
I watched part of her E! True Life Story last weekend and was thinking that it might make me like her more as a person to hear more about her past and education as that's been mentioned either on the show or somewhere, but it didn't really have that effect. Probably the funniest part of it was when she was re-telling the story of how she got hired by E! and the person addressing the staff told them that they all needed to be "more irreverent" like Giuliana. Giuliana said "I was so excited! The first thing I did was run to the computer and google "irreverent"! So, even a Master's in journalism won't get you an education, let alone whatever you might be drinking! (For the record, I'm anti-soda, except for the occasional ginger-ale or something that claims to be healthy if everyone else is drinking something like a cocktail and I'm not.)
I'm fairly ignorant when it comes to surrogacy, but I actually assumed that agencies like one that B&G would be working with might have very stringent requirements for surrogates and might insist on certain food restrictions, but after thinking about it, that seems very difficult to do. It also appears that the risks of pregnancy in women over 35 or 40 seem to completely outweigh much less clean lifestyles in younger women. It's not fair per se, but it does seem to be just how it is.
The piece that's missing for me is the part where G&B sit the hell down and feel things: not make lists, order take-out, plan the next appearance, go to see a doctor, open this business or plan that fashion line, etc. And for people who go on and on about faith, faith, faith and having to accept how things turn out, has it never occurred to them that their might be some genetic condition or some problem that will not allow them to conceive? That it's not some kind of religious punishment or lack of goal-setting, but something that is truly out of their hands - or any doctor's?
Does anyone remember The View appearance from a year or two ago when they said they were looking into surrogacy and such, but in this episode I swear Giuliana said that she had never truly considered surrogacy before. These two just strike me as so fixated and personally defined by their own PR that they don't know which way is up sometimes.
I appreciate the hardships that they're going through but I don't see either as victims less deserving of tragic life events, I've just seen them happen to too many people. And I really want the show to be likable, but the pace just drags and drags, like they have about 3 episodes' worth in an entire season and everything else is filler.