The month of October always seems to come and go so quickly – just like Christmas.
There are so many events going on to make us “Aware” of breast cancer, but for those of us living with it or surrounded by women who are living it WE don’t need reminding, do we?
It never ceases to amaze me that even though we are inundated with pink ribbons and fundraising events there are STILL women (and men) who don’t do breast self-examinations, don’t get annual checkups and there are still parents who don’t educate their children about the importance of taking responsibility for their own health.
Now that October is over – should we be less aware of breast cancer, should we stop talking about it? Of course the answer is NO, we have to be diligent about our health all year round, that is the only way we can be confident that we are doing all that is in our power to stay healthy.
However, like life, there needs to be balance. Maybe that’s why we have “Awareness Months” during the year. For one month of the year it is in our faces, like giving our heads a shake, and the rest of the year it may still be there, but in the back of our heads and not in front.
We call them “Awareness” months, because we are, hopefully, educating people to be aware and take charge of their health, but not to become obsessive and depressed about it. We all want happy and healthy lives, it is what we all strive for.
So please do that – be happy and take care of yourselves.