Yes, pretty much everywhere, everything is awash with the shade of Pepto Bismol. You can't escape it. So I just don't see the point in spending energy on gettin all bent about seein it everywhere. For instance....when you're newly diagnosed, doesn't it seem like friends & family all start sportin the pink ribbon, givin you pink ribbon gifts, etc? I heard a story of a nice teacher lady who was diagnosed...& all her students started wearin pink ribbons to support her. I don't think she's a fan of the ribbon, but really....all people are tryin to say by doin that is that they love you & want to support you. I just don't get those who respond with "I got yer awareness RIGHT HERE!!" while pointin to their breasts, or mastectomy sites....eh, I dunno.....how about just feel happy that people want to show they care about you & what you're goin through?
And while I'm on my soapbox....I'm learnin that some people take offense to being called a Survivor. Why? I get that not everyone survives it. But what else are we supposed to call ourselves? "People with a bc diagnosis" I guess. Just seems easier to say "Survivor".
Now here's one thing that I DO agree about. I don't like to say that I've "battled bc". Rather, it battle ME. Or that I've "fought" bc. I didn't fight. I just showed up. I needed surgery. I showed up. Needed Chemo, showed up. Needed Radiation.....you get the picture. But, while I don't like the expression, I'm not gonna get all pissed off about someone sayin about how I "battled" or "fought" bc. But the one I absolutely HATE the most....when you hear that someone "lost their battle"...to me this implies that they did something wrong, or weren't tough enough....which is just wrong. I say, those are the ones "taken" by this fucked up disease.
Eh, so I guess as time goes on, I realize....that while I do have my own opinions of stuff....at this point, deep down....I really don't give a shit about most of this "small stuff".