Friday, March 11, 2011

And so we begin..

Congratulations!! If you made it to the second post the it's obvious that you have the stamina, the willpower, the STRENGTH to stand up and fight your battle.  So let's begin!!!!

Remember when you were in elementary school? And your teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grow up?  How many of you stood up and said "When I grow up I want to be a BREAST CANCER PATIENT!!!!"

No seriously, don't be shy... Speak up.. We all will understand!!!

Of course no one does that. No one ever stands up and wants to be fighting this battle. No one asked to get this news. No one blames you, and you should not blame yourself. That is really the first step.  You did nothing to deserve this, you are not getting your collective asses kicked by Karma.  I promise.

Now it's time for some hugs all around. *hugs*

Now let's all stand back, take a deep breath and prepare for the next step.

No one ever sees it coming. Thousands of years ago, it WAS indeed a death sentence. In ancient times it was a disease that was untreatable. No one knew anything about it except that in many cases it was extreme and painful and caused the women who suffered from it extreme pain. And they were left to die.

This is not the case anymore. Granted, we all know that there ARE some instances where there is nothing that can be done, but in this day and age, typically that is RARE.

So this is where you step in for your own lives. This is where you have to start thinking positive, start realizing that this is not some off the wall punishment for scribbling on your mothers cupboard doors.  From the very beginning women have been treated with disdain, fear and misunderstanding when diagnosed with the cancer of the breast.  On the flip side, they also learned very quickly to avoid speaking about it because of the stigma associated with it. They hid themselves away and just waited to die.

No more!! It is time to shake off the past and look to the future. We as women, as women who fight this disease have the POWER to change the future!! To change the way this disease is presented to us!!! It is no longer a death sentence yet women worldwide are still told that it is!!!

*I* was told that it is!!! And look at me!!! I am still alive, and healthy again and ready to stand strong and fight this for all women everywhere. It is time. It is time for change.

Who is with me?

Monday, March 7, 2011

What I have to say...

First let me type a little disclaimer here..

1. I will not apologize for anything I say or think.
2. If you truly don't like what I am saying- it's okay! Just don't read it. Go ahead, wallow in your self pity and unhappiness, waste your life crying about what could have been, should have been, and now won't be. If you are so down on yourself that you just want to give up without a fight, then this blog-to-be book is not for you. Goodbye.
3. If  you suck it up and read my words anyway and they make you angry- then I have done my job! I'm not here to pamper your bums, or pat your backs. I am here to kick you up off the ground and make you realize you can still live your life. Cancer is a DIAGNOSIS not a death sentence.
4. Cancer sucks. Yes it really does. But so does domestic violence, child abuse, world starvation, plane crashes, accidental shootings, and last but not least, puppy mills.  So see, you are not the only one suffering right now. Fortunately for you, something can be done about your problem.
5. I am NOT A DOCTOR. Anything I say is my opinion or thoughts only, and anything else that is actually proof positive will be given the appropriate linkage. Just so you know I am not running off at the mouth.

Any questions?

In that case... Shall we begin?