October 08, 2004

For a good cause

My grandmother died of breast cancer. Okay, that might not be entirely accurate. She had two separate mastectomies ten years apart and then died from cancer riddling her body about 3-1/2 years later. The only positive thing is that she didn't really suffer much pain. Okay, 2 bouts of chemo and radiation kind of ruined a few days, but other than that...

One good thing came from living with someone dying from cancer, albeit over a long period of time: I learned that you shouldn't concern yourself with the possibility of dying because it's the living that's important. My grandmother's hair had fallen out, she had lost a lot of weight and she was taking more pills daily than the average pharmacist dispenses. Her comment on the whole situation? Simply this: "I've lived a long and happy life. What do I have to be bitter about?"

I don't know how I would handle it if I discovered that I was dying from cancer. What I do know is that I've been shown a great example to pattern myself after.

Anyway, onto the business at hand. It's time for the 3rd annual boobiethon.

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For $50, you get to see the unedited NSFW photos. However, any amount will be graciously accepted. It's for a good cause, you see. The boobage is just a bonus.

Mama(that's what we called our grandmother), this post is for you.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 03:51 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I'm really sorry about your grandmother, dearie. And how wonderful of you to support trying to find a cure.

Posted by: Helen at October 12, 2004 11:49 AM (psQcz)

2 Thanks Helen. It was many years ago, but I've never forgotten. You don't get to remember the good without the bad. Fortunately, there was a lot of good.

Posted by: physics geek at October 12, 2004 04:24 PM (Xvrs7)

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