Sometimes, life requires us to re-think "Lucky".
"I'm so lucky to have a place in the community shelter - after the tsunami washed away my entire life."
L has breast cancer. She's had two operations in the past three weeks, and is facing another operation next week.
She's only going to have one breast removed (for now). She'll only have to have radiation - not chemo.
Yeah, we're lucky. We're lucky she'll live to fight another day. Lucky it wasn't deemed terminal.
It's made me think of all the breast cancer walks and events I've seen in my life, passing by on the road where thousands of women and men are walking by, wearing pink, carrying signs with slogans like:
- Save the boobies
- Boobs- they could use your support
- Big or small - save them all
- I love boobs
Many have fought - and so many have won the fight - against breast cancer, and other cancers, too. Which brought to mind Lance Armstrong's organization. The one clear slogan I know, is "Livestrong".
Why don't we see:
- Save the balls
- Balls - they could use your support
- Big or small - save all balls
- I love balls
If men got breast cancer, their slogan would still be, Livestrong.