Monday, November 04, 2013

"let's hear it for November!"

I get really (and somewhat irrationally) nervous at this time of year. 

I found the lump in my breast on December 2, 2005.

I was diagnosed with liver metastasis on November 24, 2006.

And last November, was all about trying to decide what to do with my brain tumour. I had surgery on November 27.

This is not my favourite time of year.

But Katherine O'Brien left a comment in yesterday's post and linked to this new video that she made. One very good reason to embrace November is that it's no longer Pinktober!


Green Monkey said...

Hi there... oh do I loath the pinkwashing. even before I was diagnosed I didn't like it. I remember attending a saints game in late october and they were handing out pink ribbons for everyone to wear and I refused. The volunteers looked at me like I had two heads. less than 2 months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. damn i hate pink. but just when I thought it was behind me I was diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer. damn i hate cancer.

laurie said...

You said it. I hate cancer too. And I don't see the good side of it, except for the meaningful connections I have made with others who "get it." I would have happily found a better way to make those connections, though. I don't know what else to say that I'm glad you've shared with me and that you'll be in my thoughts. And I love your avatar. Take care - and stay in touch.