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.
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This is why I’m here, following your blog, and you. It’s because of posts like this and the fact that you are a good person. Keep up the good work. Sending positive vibes your way. Oh, and don’t forget to smile. 🙂
The whispering about Freds makes me think of Brighton Beach Memoirs, that line about how older women would whisper the words of diseases, like cancer etc., dropping their voice in the middle of a conversation as if they were afraid of catching it themselves if they said it too loud.
AHH! That’s my favorite play of all time. You are my new favorite person EVER for name-dropping it.
Hahaha! If I knew I could win that status by such a simple trick, I would have done it earlier!