2010-10-08

October, A Pink Photo Finish Friday

October means Breast Cancer awareness month. I have turned my blog as pink as it's going to get and put up another badge as a reminder of this important cause. Men need to check their ta-tas too, so everyone help out your significant other with a simple check.

If found early breast cancer can be beaten. I can't site statistics, because I'm lazy not that kind of girl.  If you find yourself with a diagnosis of cancer there are plenty of sites out there to help you understand what is going on, Breast Cancer.org is one that is helpful. There are also plenty of emotional support sites such as CommuniCancer, which provides support for any type of cancer.

You can also visit the Booby Wall for some very moving photos and dedications. I think I might just put this up this year.


Fortunately with a bra, it is not that obvious! (That is one of two things I own in pink, not my favourite colour.)

On that note I leave you with a partial new verse for this:

...one pointed North and the other pointed South.....

(We learned slightly different words than the link above)


Have a good long weekend all ;) Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks! Now, try and get that out of your head!

PFF is the brainchild of my cousin Leah over at The Goat's Lunch Pail



Hilary of The Smitten Image has honoured this post as The Post of the Week, which makes me proud/embarrassed ;) and lets me display this:






Thank you so much Hilary.

37 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for you for putting up the pic.
You're right, it doesn't look so bad.
And thanks for the reminder. And the link.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks for the ear worm.

You've healed up nicely - it looks much better than I remember!

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, forgot to say Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Reb said...

Thanks Leah. Your welcome Leah ;)

Thanks Sis, yeah, it looks alright.

kcinnova said...

Part of you is quite perky! ;)
Hooray for PINK (not my fav color either, but for breast cancer awareness, I do my part) and HEALTH!

solarity said...

When I left work today, the high school behind us had hordes of kids leaving wearing pink sweatshirts. They said [School] Football. Pink is NOT one of the school colors, so Breast Cancer Awareness Month must have been involved.

Happy Thanksgiving, up north!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Reb said...

Karen, that is also about the size I used to be before I got fat ;) Glad to hear you do your part.

Mary Anne, thanks. Glad to hear about the school taking part.

messymimi said...

Agreed -- good work putting this up.

Happy Thanksgiving, I am thankful you are here to celebrate.

Reb said...

Messymimi, thanks. *blush*

Scott Oglesby said...

Wow, thanks for this Reb. My mom died of breast cancer at only 51. So this is definitely close to my heart.

Hilary said...

Thank you for this, Reb. For your courage to post, for your reminder to the rest of us, for looking after yourself. You're a treat to know.

Reb said...

Oh, Scott, I am sorry to hear that about your mom.

Hilary, thanks. *blush* Courage or stupidity?

Barrie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thank you for this very timely post and for your courage.

Reb said...

Thanks Barrie.

Jay said...

This took a lot of courage to post babe. And it looks pretty darn good!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Knight said...

I don't know, I think pink looks pretty good on you! Thanks for sharing this with us.

David Cranmer said...

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reminding us all of the importance of early checking.

Reb said...

Jay, not what you were thinking I'll bet? Sorry, but thanks for the kind comments ;)

Thanks Knight. I just don't like pink.

David, thank you. I was lucky.

Dianne said...

I think you're beautiful inside and out
pink is not a favorite color of mine either - I was never "girly" and that's what pink means to me

but clearly it means so much more

hugs lady

Reb said...

Dianne, you are so kind. Thank you! I used to like pink, I think I just outgrew it.

Janet said...

Well done! We come in all shapes and sizes and I think our scars are just reminders of stories to share :-)

ocdbloggergirl said...

I like hot barbie pink, heck I even like Pepto Bismal pink.

You are very brave, way more than I'd ever be. :O)

Reb said...

Thanks Janet, scars are such fun ain't they?

OCDBG, thanks for stopping by.

ladyfi said...

Your last sentence made me giggle. Thanks for this very important reminder! Everyone must get their mammograms done too.

gaelikaa said...

A nice and timely post. Well done for raising bc awareness. Congratulations on your POTW win.....

Jillsy said...

wonderful post. congrats on POTW ~ very worthy!

Land of shimp said...

You have courage in a lot of areas :-) You're absolutely right, it doesn't look bad at all, but you are still being gusty by posting the photograph. As women, throughout our lives, we're taught that our appearance is so important that if anything happens to it, we are somehow diminished in value. That's not the case at all but it's a very difficult message for people to overcome.

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, and thank you for the reminder.

the Bag Lady said...

Congrats on the POTW, sis!

Cricket said...

Congratulations on the potw, and thanks for the reminder. As a man, obviously I'm less at risk, but I've lost enough women in my life to appreciate this all the same.

christopher said...

Excellent POTW.

Unfortunately I know much more than I would like to about breast cancer. My mother, my sister and my wife are all breast cancer survivors.

Reb said...

Ladyfi, thank you, I'm glad I made you laugh.

Gaelikaa, thanks it is important.

Jillsy, thank you.

Thank you Land of Shrimp. I used to care, until I got my first big scar, then it was, okay, take off the moles that bug me... and so on.

Thanks Sis.

Cricket, thank you. I am sorry to hear that.

Christopher, wow! I am glad they are all survivors. Thank you.

Leah J. Utas said...

Congratulations on the well-earned POTW.
You rock.

Reb said...

Thanks Leah.

Dianne said...

I came back to say congrats on POTW :)

Reb said...

Thanks Dianne.

Frank Baron said...

Your boob looks darn heroic, Reb -- as it should. :)

Over the years, quite a few women close to me have wrassled this particular demon and thus far, they're all hale and hearty. I expect you'll remain so too. Good on ya' for doing this Reb. :)

Reb said...

LOL, Heroic? Frank, really? Well, thanks so much! I'm sorry that you've know women that have had to go through this, as I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.