OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.
and this month, on each Tuesday I am going to do my best to educate and communicate and talk…TALK about BREAST Cancer.
My Maternal Grandmother died of Breast Cancer. I was 14 when my Grandmother, who I called “Nana Tim” passed away. And my Mother, fearful of dying young with 4 young children at the time, underwent a subcutaneous Mastectomy…with reconstruction…. to increase her chances of avoiding Breast Cancer. I was a self absorbed teenager at the time…but as I got older the impact of her decision and how difficult… that must have been for her touched me deeply. And the sacrifice of her breasts in hopes of being there for her children was humbling.
We all do what we gotta do. And it is often not until you are pushed into that corner that you discover how very strong you are. I know that each and every woman reading this blog post has come in contact with Cancer and likely breast cancer…as a patient, a family member or friend…when the statistics are what they are…1 in 8…we are ALL affected.
So if we are all affected by it, lets talk about it.
How has Cancer touched your life? I want to hear your stories.
EACH TUESDAY IN OCTOBER MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE WILL DEDICATE A POST TO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, WOMEN AND PINK!