I’m completely overwhelmed by the responses I’ve received for my previous post. Whether its was a comment, an email, a text, or a Facebook message, just know that I seriously appreciate everything you guys have said. I didn’t post it because I wanted sympathy or anything, I just wanted to discuss a situation that not many people talk about. And, interestingly enough, the most common response I received was how the writer experienced a similar situation. How they were scared, too. How they’re okay now.
The thing is, I don’t think we should be quiet about something like this. I don’t think masses and lumps and Freds should be whispered about. Sure some people are private and what to keep private matters as such, but I want to shout it from the rooftops. I want to tell people that you’re not alone. That of the responses I received, 80% of the people either went through the same situation, or knew someone who has. Seriously.
We shouldn’t be scared to speak.
So, just know, I’m here. If you want to talk, or want to confide. If you want to share your story, your experience. It’s okay. Because the more we talk about it, perhaps the less scary it is.