Do our bodies define us? Is that what we’re known for?
Has society put such a label on us that we can’t see past what’s real?
It might be harsh, but it’s something for the last six weeks I’ve been thinking about. It’s also one of the reasons why I’ve been struggling with writer’s block.
When you find a lump in your breast and the doctors are more concerned about it than you are, you follow orders.
Those orders are made up of; Mammogram, Ultrasound, biopsy, the works.
Then you’re left with all the worry as you wait in-between each and every appointment. You start to question yourself as you process the worse even though you are trying to stay positive.
This leads me to wonder, would I be different without my breast? Would I be viewed differently by society? Hell for that matter what would friends and family think?
It’s not even that for me; it’s the fact that when you hear someone else mention a person and they follow up with; you know the one with the body, the curves, the breast, etc. This causes me to question it all. How am I viewed? How would the choices I make affect people’s opinion of me?
After a long six weeks and some soul-searching, I have decided that my breast doesn’t define me. They don’t make up the personality that I have, or the way that I believe in something, or someone for that matter. They are just there. They might add something to my looks, but they are not what gets to define who I am. I am more than just that. We will not bore you with all the crazy details on how I came to this one.
I have to say that I’m sorry for the lack of blogging, posting, and writing that has been MIA over the past month. Yes, I have been able to break free from the writer’s block that I have been in and happy to report that all things are back on track.
I’m also writing this post to remind women of today to make sure you check your breast, follow-up with your doctor even for the smallest thing. I’m thrilled to say that my results have come back, and we are benign (non-cancerous), but I still have a journey ahead of me and will keep you all posted with the choices I decide to make.
It’s now become a family discussion, but one that I feel will be for the best. Until the next post that I will warn you is about Frosted Sweets and the upcoming release in a few weeks….
Thank you again to all my fans for the love and support that you have given me.
Now, let’s get back to reading and writing.
With much love,