Does ‘Pinktober’ Glamorize Breast Cancer?

It’s October! ‘Pinktober’ – October is notoriously known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everything turns pink. PINK + October = ‘Pinktober’  The NFL celebrates by having players wear pink cleats, wristbands, and more.  Even some popular buildings ‘go pink.’ What do you think when you see ‘pink’ everywhere in October? Do you ignore it so you won’t…

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Life Saving Loofah

It was a normal morning in November of 2008.  I was in the shower getting ready for the day.  I reached for my loofah (bath sponge) and shower gel.  No loofah!  It was across the bathroom in the tub and I was in a hurry so I just put some shower gel in my hand. …

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Not So Boldly Bald

Bald at age 47 was just not in my plan. Not So Boldly Bald I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. How could this be? By the time I was diagnosed, the cancer was Stage 3a and Grade III, a very aggressive form of cancer. The second A/C (red…

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It’s That Time Again: Mammogram

It’s that time again. It’s time for my mammogram. I’ve been here before. I remember sitting in ‘that room’ the day I found out that something was terribly wrong.  Now, I’m going back. I will sit in ‘that room’, the side of the mammogram center where women wait when they have received a ‘call back’ because there…

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