So. Freaking. Happy. And thankful to see this fab pic of my SCAR girls @marathonbarbie and @slbarto68 <3<3 Barbie is out of ICU but pls keep up the prayers, well wishes, and good vibes! @slbarto68 “thankful this girl is feeling perky enough to suggest #selfie #fuckcancer @marathonbarbie” via @PhotoRepost_app
I hope all is well. Healthline just published these inspiring quotes about breast cancer from celebrities who battled the disease. Our audience really enjoyed them and gave us great feedback on how powerful and inspirational they are. You can see them here: http://www.healthline.com/health/breast-cancer/quotes
I thought they would be of interest to your followers as well, and I wanted to see if you would include it as a resource on your page: http://notyetasurvivorbutnotavictim.tumblr.com/
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#tbt to that time my doppleganger Barbie & I posed as each other in front of her SCAR pic at #thescarproject BAMA exhibit. Big love and prayers for her as she fights recurrence with the cancer BITCH. With you @marathonbarbie <3
#tbt to that time my SCAR girls Leah & Eliza finally got to meet at #thescarproject BAMA exhibit, after following each other’s cancer journeys on tumblr. We’re pictured standing in front of @leahwrensted36’s SCAR pic. Big love and prayers for Leah as she battles a recurrence with the cancer BITCH. With you, Leah, doll<3
Besides #thescarproject’s tag line that “Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon” this is pretty much our official stance on cancer. Pictured with me, SCAR photographer David Jay, and SCAR girls Sara aka “Bartowski” and Eliza. We are standing in front of the F*ck Cancer Posse SCAR pic.
"What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference."
"Love also expressed strong opinions about the role of gender in science and medicine. Surgical oncology, especially breast cancer surgery, was far from an exact science. ‘Often,’ she preached, ‘the result is that the values of a white, middle-aged man are imposed on a patient who is female and…
Cancer is not a fight. It’s an illness. Some people don’t get better. Period.
Cancer doesn’t operate on our terms, and that makes people very uncomfortable. And so there are those who have the propensity to create a mythology to cover up the realities of the disease, in order to apply an idealized version of it to mesh with our moral code or cultural viewpoints. It’s a selfish thing to do, and it doesn’t fool anyone. For example, there are no heroes when it comes to cancer. There are people who live, and there are people who die. Sometimes there are reasons, sometimes there aren’t. Sometimes it makes sense. Mostly it doesn’t. As Xeni Jardin has said, “Lots of people suffer through treatment in pursuit of more life. Some cancers don’t respond. Some of us die. We’re not heroes or failures.” There are too many people who are lauded for surviving a disease they have no control over, and so many who are forgotten because they didn’t.
Bless the partners who step up to the plate.
Bless the partners who don’t run when faced with chronic or degenerative or terminal illnesses.
Bless the partners who learn new skills to take care of their sweeties.
Bless the partners who do research and read labels and yell at recalcitrant doctors.
Bless the partners who ask you “is there anything I can do to help you?” and mean it.
"Before the chemo, I had this long, beautiful hair that everyone was always commenting on. But when we first met, he walked up to me and said: ‘Has anyone ever told you that you have the most beautiful smile?’"