Feb 13, 2012 12:49 PM mthrdee wrote:
Let me preface this to say that I am not a pink person, not because its not pretty but I don't think it is my color. I am more an orange and purple person. However I get the whole pink thing and how in my pre-cancer days when I saw pink it did make me think of cancer. However I have not felt the need to go out and buy pink nor have I rec'd alot of pink stuff. I have rec'd a great coffee mug that states....cancer ain't for sissies and it is in camoflogue (bad speller LOL) colors.
Ok, drum roll please.....I did however this weekend fall in love with PINK!!!!! I have this terrific group of 8 girls on my block that I have been friends with since I moved here 10 years ago. We have lots of fun, and do all the usual girls stuff whenever we can. This past Saturday I was invited to one of the girls houses in the evening to see the video from her son's wedding last year. I was exhausted, had been working almost 60 hours over the previous 7 days to roll-out a work project and had to work again on Sunday. But I figured I would stop over for an hour or so and then cut out early to sleep. Can I just preface the rest of this by saying, I put on no make-up, barely ran a brush thru my hair and ran over to her house in sweats and an old t-shirt. We are that great a bunch of friends that this is normal acceptable behavior LOL.
Open the door, walk in and notice that everthing is pink......pink tablecloths, pink balloons, everyone is wearing pink, and all the husbands are there too (wearing pink). I am now completely puzzled as I stand in front of this gigantic pink and white flower arrangement and say out loud...SHIT, I didn't know it was a valentines party?!?!? Immediately they are all laughing and saying ...No Its Your Pink Party.
These wonderful, amazing, caring friends had planned a party for me so I would know how much they loved me before I started my chemo. It was the most perfect thing they could have done for me. There were packages with all kinds of items for my chemo bag, amazon gift certs for my kindle, lotions with and without smells and scarves and hats galore.
So while I don't know if PINK will ever be my color of choice, I do know that for me, everytime I see pink from now on, it will remind me about this truly amazing group of girlfriends I have!!
Diagnosis: 10/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-