Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our six kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014


I have so many things I want to tell you. I would even be willing to post pictures just to give you a bit of perspective, but that might be taking things a bit too far.

So, I will tell you this:

If you are having a really bad day, and you feel like the world is ganging up on you, I want you to look down and take a peek inside your shirt. See down there? See your breasts? (and this includes men!) Do you see your nipples? Are they still attached? If you nipples are still firmly attached, and they are not threatening to FALL OFF, then tell yourself, "Things could always be worse. I still have nipples."

And "worse" is a relative term. I am still walking, talking and breathing. Breasts are not what keep me alive, but they are part of my fight at the moment so that's where I am. I'm about ready to stop fighting for my nipples in my quest for pain free days.

And that, my friends, is your bit of breast cancer awareness for today. 

1 comment:

eliz said...

and prayers