Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What defines you?

Recently everyone from NFL players to regular John Doe were wearing pink . Why?

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness to let everyone know go get a mammogram .

Even churches were jumping on board to educate the congregation of getting tested. Men and women.

There was a young lady that shared that African Americans are higher percentage prone to get cancer, AIDs, and more than our Brown, Asian, and White counterparts.

Let's dig deeper what are the chances?

My father had prostate cancer that spread to his colon.

I had brothers who died from lung cancer and bone cancer

I had a sister who died from liver cancer 

I have a sister who had a quarter of her lung cut out because they found cancer

Cousin who had it in her intestines, another breast, and the list goes on.

I have had my own scare, found a lump, and thought if I have breast cancer

If I had to have surgery with or without breasts does that define who I am as a woman?

What are my chances of getting the disease?

I have a male relative who is going through treatment now and his concern is he's married, pleasing his wife,

and the stigma of prostate cancer.

Will our spouses find us less attractive ?

Does it mean I am not attractive or less of a man or woman?

In this society now with so much going on the blessing is to be alive!

Yet in the back of your mind  you're thinking who you are as a person is it defined by your body?

Let me hear back from you.


Patricia A. Saunders
Author of This Too Shall Pass

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