Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday including Special Message

This is the second to last Wednesday in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Last week, shortly after I posted my last Go Pink Wednesday mani, one of my friends of Facebook, an ex-coworker posted the following.......

Today I was dignosed with breast cancer.
I just turned 34. 
I'm told, this is an uncommon diagnosis for someone "as young" as me.

I'm a fairly private person and this is a very personal thing. But I feel it's important to share my experience. 
Who knows, maybe it will help someone...

I went in for an annual exam about 2 weeks ago.
Something the nurse felt led to a mammogram (which didn't dete
ct anything) and an ultrasound (that did).
Followed by a biopsy yesterday that tested positive for cancer.

Bad news, Yes.
BUT, there is a bright side (there is ALWAYS a bright side...although sometimes you have to search for it)
Mammograms aren't generally done on women until 40+ (unless there is a history)
And the mammogram I had didn't detect anything. It was the ultrasound.
So I feel very fortunate that although it is cancer, it was actually FOUND and found early.

So not to preach, but take care of yourself....
Go to your annuals and physicals.
It could potentially save your life.

And since this is the kind of thing that will throw you for a loop...
It's a good reminder of how fragile we all are and
how precious and SHORT this life (we're currently in) is:

Be kind......don't hate
Love yourself
Appreciate all you have
Laugh as much as possible
Live as much as possible
Life is short...
We are here for a reason.
Whether we understand it or not
Make the most of it
While you can.

Oh, and for the record, I do hate something (but I feel this is fair):
the words, lump, nodule or any derivitive of them.
Geez :)

What wonderful words that she posted!  So I just want to remind you, to please do your monthly self breast exams, go to the doctor regularly, and take care of yourself!  Early detection is huge!  

Today I used Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy (supposed to be similar to Butter London Disco Biscuit) and for the accent finger I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Strobe Light (dupish for OPI Teenage Dream).


  1. Oh my, how scary is that!! I'm 34 as well... I'm just curious, do you know if your friend has any breast cancer history in her family? I really hope she will be ok!! So glad that she found it early on!!!

    Beautiful mani you did here!! Love that oink!

    1. You know, I'm really not sure. I was so shocked when I read what she put on FB as she is a very private person like she says. I do hope she will be okay as well. She is a very sweet person and she was so brave to post the message that she did. I really thought it was a great message which is why I shared it.
      And thank you for the compliment on the mani! :)

  2. looks cute:) come see my manicure, too!

  3. I like this !!
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  4. What? diagnosed with breast cancer today??? I am so sorry!!! I wish you well during your treatment phase, I know that is not easy... surgery, chemo and what not. Keep us updated!

    1. Sorry I am just replying now. This was a friend and ex-coworker of mine and I copied it to share as I thought it was fitting and maybe would help raise awareness that this can happen to anyone.

  5. That's awesome that your friend was diagnosed so early... Stuff like that scares the daylights out of me, I'm not going to lie. I hope she'll be okay. <3

    In other news... your mani looks so pretty! I love Strobe Light.

    1. I am so glad she got diagnosed early. She is such a strong person and seriously so kind to everyone. :)