And a Happy Solstice to All! Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2015 this year coinciding with a Full Moon. The word Solstice is Latin in origin and translates as, Sol =the Sun, + stitere =standing still. On that day, the North Pole tilts most directly Sunward. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere experience… Read More The Summer Solstice
Meet Heather… I read about her and decided to share her with you. I hope you enjoy her blog and are as touched by her story as I am. Click here to read Heather’s page. Facts about mesothelioma and asbestos Every year around 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.… Read More September 26 is is Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Did you see this article in the Guardian? Of course you didn’t. You can click the link at the bottom of this post to read it now because I am mentioned in it, and… they spelled all my names correctly! That is the Guardian, as in Guardian, UK. Yes, the paper everyone is reading in… Read More Women choose body art over reconstruction after cancer battle
Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos which states: Does Facebook allow post-mastectomy photos? Yes. We agree that undergoing a mastectomy is a life-changing experience and that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, or living with the scars of cancer.… Read More Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos
Since Angelina Jolie’s news, I’ve seen several points repeated, so I’ll address them: “She should have waited until she actually had cancer.” This actually reflects several misunderstandings: of Cancer itself, a confusion between systemic and localized cancer, and a lack of knowledge about mastectomy procedures. She couldn’t have had the surgery she had if she… Read More Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Reasonable Option?
We seem to have stumbled into a full-blown controversy. I feel like I missed most of it but people appear to have been accusing Facebook of censoring the tattoo photo. Russ Bowen of KOMO News 4 contacted me about a censorship issue this morning and I told him that I had not posted the photo… Read More The Facebook Controversy, yes and no.
When Tina and I designed my mastectomy coverup tattoo, I considered it a personal thing that would be seen by me, Tina, Scott, my surgeon and probably a few women that I would show it to now and then. But when Tina was approached by MSNBC’s Michelle Smawley to be featured in the segment of MSNBC Investigates: Tattooed… Read More The tattoo broke free again…