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Pink October

Posted Oct 08 2009 5:21pm
By now I bet you all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I am so impressed with the many organizations that offer there support for the cause. Pink seems to be everywhere you look. I especially love seeing what the NFL is doing. Some players are wearing pink gloves, shoe laces and wrist bands, and stadium banners promote the importance of early detection.

While breast cancer awareness is good thing, sometimes hearing about cancer can bring back sad memories. With Tracy's diagnosis happening a year ago in October, we're still sensitive to the subject and probably always will be. Tracy recently stopped watching her favorite show, Brothers & Sisters, after Kitty was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She complained that now both of her favorite shows have main characters dealing with cancer (Izzy on Grey's Anatomy). She told me that she simply would have to quit watching "Brothers" since it was on late and broke her no cancer talk after eight o'clock rule. The funny part about all of this was that I was watching one of my favorite shows, The Family Guy, at the time. With perfect timing, Lois on Family Guy found a lump on her breast. That was the topper. I shut off the TV immediately!

In case you are wondering, I did watch the rest of The Family Guy later. Lois saw a doctor and she didn't have cancer. My response... get a second opinion.
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