Pink for October

As you may have heard, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Just as Alzheimer’s is an important cause, so is breast cancer – or any cancer awareness.

As I’ve written before, and again today over at Pink for October, my Nana beat cancer TWICE.  There are so many people who are dealing with cancer in some area of their lives, or themselves.  I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way.

We in the mommy blogging community, I think, are even more exposed to people who are dealing with some form of cancer – THANKFULLY, there are treatments to help.  Unfortunately, sometimes, they do not work – and those of us who get enthralled in their lives are hurt terribly for those who we lose.

I watched Christina Applegate on Oprah earlier this week.  She was such an inspiration.  Such an inspiration, in fact, I made the call yesterday to my doctor to make an appointment for my “annual” – something I haven’t actually had done in over 2 years.  I’m going next Tuesday. I’ll also make an appointment for my first mammogram.  I’m going to try to keep my mind off all the “possibilities” that might be hanging around in my nether regions or breasts – simply because I haven’t been checked in 2 years.  I will not let the fear get to me and cancel the appointment.

For me, going Pink for October is more than just the color.  It’s hopefully going to be a mind set that will sink in, once and for all, to take better care of myself,  so that I do not have to walk the walk that WhyMommy or Lisa or the numerous other women that I simply do not have the emotional capacity to read.

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So, although I’ve Gone Pink for October on several blogs that I either write on or have designed (and will on this one as well), it’s more than that for me this year.