So today when I was on my way to work, I read that Sharon Osbourne underwent a double mastectomy after finding out that she carried the breast cancer gene.
All the sudden I almost had a heart attack.
Not because this is necessarily shocking news, because I feel like Sharon made a smart move. However, it just made me remember that I’ve been putting off a task since my mom died: Getting tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
Now… my Aunt (my mom’s sister) was tested about a year ago, and she did NOT have the gene. BUT, my Aunt (my dad’s sister) had breast cancer when I was younger and THANKFULLY caught it early enough to survive.
The fact that I have breast cancer on both sides SCARES THE FUCKING SHIT OUT OF ME.
I need to EVENTUALLY buck up and get tested.
So, needless to say, I was feeling pretty shitty my entire subway ride to work today, but then I get to work and find this video posted by a friend on my Facebook wall…
And it made me feel SO much better 😉
WHEN I get tested, and IF I have either of these genes, I will make the appropriate decision for me….
But until then… I can watch hot men tell me about checking for lumps 🙂
IN OTHER NEWS!
I know some people (mostly men in their 20s) were pissed about my last post.
Guess what: I don’t take back what I said. Too bad. If you don’t like it, you can either A) stop reading my blog or B) FUCK OFF… because I don’t care if you think that I should make a distinction between “boys” and “men” or that you think my blog posts make “no sense” because you just want to be a dick-wad.
Congrats to you, “clever” men… no boys… no guys… no… horses? pigs? man-bear-pig? Who fucking cares. YOU have officially made it on to my list of ASS HOLES! Hooray!
And for those inquiring: NO, that post was NOT just about a single, human being. It was about several of them. In fact, it was about pretty much every person of the male species (gays excluded) that I’ve met here in this lovely city of mine.
There: that felt good. I’m really not mad… I just needed to let out that steam…
IN OTHER, OTHER NEWS…
It’s Thanksgiving soon! It will be nice to get out of New York for a few days… and eat. and eat. and drink.
IN OTHER, OTHER, OTHER NEWS…
I’m reading Jenny Lawson’s book: “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” and I think it’s just about the funniest thing I’ve ever read. People have looked at me cross-eyed on the train because I break out into random fits of laughter on my daily commute.
You can check her out here: http://thebloggess.com/
I was reading her book today and came across this gem that described EXACTLY how I was feeling today…
“Women scare me enough, but bloggers can be even more frightening to deal with. Most bloggers are emotionally unstable and are often awkward in social situations, which is why so many of us turned to blogging in the first place. Also, they are always looking for something to write about, so if you fuck something up it will be blogged, Facebooked, and retweeted until your death.” -Jenny Lawson
This woman wrote down all the twisted things that everyone WISHES they could say, but they don’t.
I. Love. Her.
AND FINALLY… In my final tidbit of the night.
I’m hoping to launch my campaign either on my birthday (December 20th) or in early January.
If you haven’t watched the video… please watch… and share 🙂
I hope I haven’t pissed to many people off tonight. If I have… I’m sorry, I’m not sorry.