Most of us who have or have had breast cancer, especially if we are older when we are diagnosed, do not have to face Stage IV. But shouldn’t more be done for those lovely young women whose cancer has spread and they have no hope or seeing their children grow up? For husbands who have to mourn the loss of their spouse, support their children, and raise them all by themselves? For the children who lose the most important woman in their lives?
Today, if you are a praying person, please designate some time to remember these young women. Share Abigail’s post. Click on her links. Tell her that her life matters.
I tried reblogging this post, but the button didn’t work, so bear with me as I do this the old fashioned cut and paste way.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Day 13
by Abigail Johnston
Today is the ONE day during Breast Cancer Awareness Month allocated to those of us who are Stage IV. When I was diagnosed, I was astonished to learn that we get one day. We are dying 365 days of the year, 24/7, and we get ONE day in all of October?!
Frankly, it feels like just one more slight, one more way that the powers that be can sideline those of us who are the elephant in the room. By being present, we remind everyone of their mortality. By being present at the table when breast cancer is discussed, we remind those who want to categorize breast cancer as the easy cancer, that there is a dark side. By being vocal, we make lots of people uncomfortable. By asking that someone pay attention, we force others to be reminded of their own mortality.
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Published by Abigail Johnston
I’m a daughter, a wife, a mother, and I’ve been living with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer since March, 2017. All of the words I publish are my own. View all posts by Abigail Johnston