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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fight Like A Girl

I'm sure my postings are going to become sporadic for a while, but I'll still be around. I've been spending so much time on my papercrafting blog, I'm Black Martha, I'm neglecting this one.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As you all know I am a 2 year survivor. My cancer is in remission or at least I think it is. More on that later. Every time I see or hear "Fight like a girl," I cringe. To me "fighting like a girl" evokes visions of scratching, biting, kicking, and hair pulling. Frankly I find it insulting and belittling. What I'd rather see is "Fight like Ali" or "Fight like Mayweather" or "Fight like ________," Frazier, Holmes, Thomas"Hitman" Hearns, Evander Holyfield, or even the ear-biting, tatooed face, Mike Tyson. Any of the great's name could be placed in the blank. Can you tell I'm a boxing fan? I want cancer to be fought with some ass-kicking, punch-throwing, raw power. I'm talking rope-a-doping, butterfly-floating, and bee-stinging all against breast cancer. Fight like a girl just doesn't work for me. I just had to get that off my chest.

Is my cancer in remisson? Right now I'm not sure. I finally talked the orthopedic surgeon into doing my knee replacement surgery although he would still like mr to try and wait 6 years! WTF. Is he crazy? I'm already bone-to-bone on one knee with only a sliver of cartilege left on the other. So the surgery is scheduled for November 11th. The problem is that I have to get the okay from my PCP to have the surgery done. Lately I've had lots of disccomfort in my right breast and I just feel like something is wrong. Although their are no symptoms associated with BC, I am having all the same issues I had when my cancer was first diagnosed. I've been talking to my husband about it and he says I'm justing coming down with a cold. I hope he's right. The only other thing could be that I'm having the same fluid buildup that I've had in the past. I can only hope. For now I'll just have to sit and wait and hope that the phone doesn't ring with the dreaded news.

19 comments:

  1. I'm hoping that it's a cold and you have your knee surgery. Fight my foot. Annihilate is what I'm thinking!

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  2. Praying that it's only a cold. Obliterate works too!

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  3. (((HUGS))) I'll be praying for it to be a cold, too!

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  4. Oh goodness! I sure hope it is a cold and nothing more! I will keep you in my prayers.

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  5. I speak "grace, grace, grace" to your circumstance for everything to be fine.

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  6. Last year one of good friends had a double mac. When she lost her hair, I cut mine. We have staged a war against "c". Eradicate and Conquer is our warrior's call. I will keep you in my prayers. Know that everything is alright.

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  7. Hoping all will be ok and keeping you in my prayers.

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  8. I agree with you about the "fight like a girl" statement. I always thought it was dumb, but thought maybe I was just cranky. BTW: My breast bothers me on and off and I can predict the weather by it. I was told it was a combination of nerve damage from surgery (including the lymph nodes being removed) and radiation therapy.
    I'm sure you are fine.
    From a 10 year survivor :)

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  9. I am a boxing fan to and I agree I don't like "fight like a girl" either. You will be in my prayers. A cyber hug coming your way.

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  10. I have so enjoyed reading your blog over the past several years. Love everything about you and am holding you firmly in my prayers also.

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  11. I'm giving you lots of positive thoughts about the knee and that you are entirely breast healthy. I do think it's a great idea to get checked if you are feeling concerned though. It's always good to follow up - if only to get assurance that everything is ok.

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  12. The very best of wishes from me to you. It's difficult not to worry. You've already been through a lot. Many, many blessings.

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  13. "Fight like a girl" is part of the general attitude that women are weak. Note that we aren't even adults -- we're "girls." In fact, males insult one another with "girl" or "p*ssy" or similar. It IS insulting and belittling.

    Hope you're feeling better and the news from the doctor is good.

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  14. I am hoping for you. I am sure that you will find your own way to deal with whatever the news is. Stay positive and go well.

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  15. Hi, Ihope I am saying this right I beleive in the power of prayer but go with your GOD instinct You have to be a advocate for your Health. You know your body better then a Doctor always better to err on the doctor and not the patient. I am speaking health happiness and healing in the name of Jesus Your Sister in Christ

    Terri a lurker

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  16. Prayers for your continued remission. Prayers for comfort. Prayers for strength to deal with whatever comes. Prayers for a happy Thanksgiving.

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  17. I am seriously praying for you! Please keep us posted!!

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  18. Hang in there, thoughts and prayers with you.

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