It is such a relief and a huge milestone on my journey with cancer treatment and survival. In one month I will meet with the surgeon to discuss the mastectomy. I have so many questions for him. Number one being, can he do the reconstruction surgery at the same time even if I need radiation treatment? I’ve heard you might have to wait for six months to a year if you do the rad’s. I’ve decided I want to have an implant in the one they will remove and also an implant on the “good” one~to make it match the new one and be perky too!!! Hey, might as well make the most of a terrible situation, right?
When I was first diagnosed my sister wanted to buy some pink bracelets and give them to our friends to wear. I told her No Way…None of that pink crap!!! Do you have any idea how much of this stuff is out there? And where does the money really go? One website proudly proclaimed that they give 1% of their profits to breast cancer research. WOW…1%.
Here are a few needless things I found while surfing this evening
pink ribbon headphones!
pink ribbon candles
pink ribbon bracelets
pink ribbon sandals
pink ribbon candy dish!
pink ribbon onsies
And finally a pink ribbon watch!
Like I said, what do you think they do with all the money from these products? And this is just a Small sample of the things for sale. Somebody’s getting rich.
I did go to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks today after chemo and bought 10 of these rubber bracelets to give away!!! For some reason they didn’t seem so bad. (Or maybe they are still really bad and I was just feeling victorious!) They read Beacon of Hope and bcfo.org.
And yesterday I sketched a little mat with Jimmie Dean sitting on his little green chair. Hooked a little on it today at the hospital. I’m hand cutting all the wool for it and it’s fun so far! Will show you when I have a bit more finished.
It’s so nice to read all of your kind, friendly and loving comments. thank you.