2008-05-15

Putting my money where my mouth is

The other day, I was writing about a Flickr group I had found called Memento Mori and was asked if I had put my photos up in the group. Well, I hadn't, so I have now put them on my Flickr site, if you are not squeamish about scars, fresh ones with a bit of blood through the steri-stitches, go ahead and have a look (click on cancer on the right).

I did discover that there is a group (or two, or 583) for cancer and I may put these there rather and let the first group think they are reminding themselves of their mortality.

I will warn you that these are not good photos, all I had was a very old web-cam, so they are a bit grainy and not very clear. I will also warn you that I have marked them as "moderate" for content, as you may catch sight of a nipple in one or two shots.

If any of you have not read my cancer journey and would like to, you are welcome to read it: here, here, here and here.

There are many Groups on Flickr for Cancer, just type cancer in the search box and they will come up.

Thanks.

16 comments:

gr said...

goodness!

Jo said...

Your cancer journey moved me so much back when I read it, Reb...I think you have such an incredible spirit.

Bravo for sharing this part of your life on your blog, and now on Flickr. I'm about to head off to bed but I'll check the photos soon :)

Hilary said...

I think you're a very strong and gutsy lady, Reb.

Jay said...

Scars and stuff like that don't bother me. I used to watch "Trauma: Life in the ER" on TLC while eating dinner.

I didn't know you during your cancer journey. Pretty amazing stuff there. And inspiring.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Reb,

God Bless You for your strength and spirit. You are an inspiration.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

I want to have a look at your pics, but it said I had to sign up.
I'm currently lazy and cantankerous so I'll do it later.

Missicat said...

Wow. I am amazed at women like you - heard lots of stories of courage at the Avon walk a couple weeks ago. *hugs*

Reb said...

Gary, yep.

Jo, thanks. After seeing what some other women have gone through, I got off easy.

Hilary, thanks. I have always be a "tell it like it is" kind, but I am not so sure about the strong part.

Jay, you would like the pathology photos I found then? I would have been awake to watch if they would have let me. Thank you.

Terrie, thanks. I am just trying to take some of the scare off.

Leah, you shouldn't have to, I will double check the privacy settings.

Missicat, thanks. And thank you for doing the Avon walk!

the Bag Lady said...

Good for you for putting your money where your mouth is!
I didn't look at your pictures 'cause I was there....

Reb said...

Sis, yes and we had so much fun checking the bandages and getting that one off under my arm too!

Leah J. Utas said...

Okay I give. What am I doing wrong? I can't find the word "cancer" to click on.

Reb said...

There should be three boxes with little pictures on the right. One called WWC; one called Earth & Seven; once called Cancer, click on the little picture.
If that doesn't work, scroll to the bottom of the page, I think one of the photos is there, then go to page two to see the rest.

Mamacita Chilena said...

WOW. You are very brave to share that with everyone.

I have to admit that I couldn't look very long, but I'm still amazed that you did put those photos up.

Reb said...

Hi, Mamacita, glad to see you back. Thank you, after looking at some of the other photos, I thought I would offer up a different look. Sorry, they are a bit disturbing.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Very brave, but that's typical for you! Love your forthright attitude, it's really inspirational.

Reb said...

Crabby, thank you.