Twelve years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. A lumpectomy, radiation treatments and no small amount of tears and stress followed, but she has been cancer free since that time. This is something I am quite happy to report.
Given the fact that breast cancer seems to run in families, not to mention the latest news that us lefties apparently have a higher risk (thanks to R for pointing that out) - I’m considered a high risk. I consider myself an even higher risk, since I’ve so far shown signs of inheriting just about every other medical ill my mother carries (Which is a lot, lemme tell you!), and I lived in a cancer cluster area for 13 of my formative years.
Breast cancer research is a cause that is near and dear to my bosoms, as you might imagine. October, while being the month of my birth, is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Honestly, I’m not much of the activist type despite my strong opinions on many matters (because I usually prefer to simply support those who better articulate these things) but this is one of those things that I really, really, really care about, so I’m trying to work up some giving to the cause.
It is in that spirit that I have submitted a photo of my aforementioned ta-tas to Boobie-Thon. The concept of there being a picture of my rack floating around out there on the Internet is a bit daunting, to be sure, but I have little spare money to contribute to the cause. In place of that a picture of my melons seems appropriate, seeing as how more research in the field of breast cancer will hopefully mean I get to keep these knockers for the rest of my life. Plus, it meant I got to have a conversation with my mother earlier this week that began, “Soon there will be a picture of your only child’s boobies posted on the Internet!” That was a moment well worth the price.
(And I’ll stop with the euphemisms; it was getting a bit silly. I’ll just stick with my favorite - which is boobies. It’s just such a silly word. I love it.)
I urge you all to consider participating - either by a monetary donation or a picture of your own boobies. And yes, men can share too! In fact, more men should share. Not only is it a disease that boys can also have, I want to see more of those sorts of pictures in the gallery, you know?
NO! No, before anyone asks, and I can already foretell who will, I will not tell you which ones are mine. Yes, yes, I know. You’ll just have to pick a set and pretend they’re mine if you’re that intent on seeing them.
You know, one day my boyfriend is going to stumble across this blog and he is really going to wonder what exactly it is I’m up to when I’m back here in my lair…