What's on my mind? A lot I guess. I am sick of pinktober. I was in the grocery store there were so many products with little pink ribbons. I felt like the store was dipped in pink. Is buying a bag of chips or can of soup with a little pink ribbon on it contributing to a cure for breast cancer? I don't see the connection.
If I put on my psychology hat for a moment, I can say this all goes back to my refusal to call myself a cancer survivor. I am not a cancer survivor. I am a person living with cancer. I only survived a bunch of doctors appointments - somewhere over 150 in the past three years alone. I am no psychologist or psychiatrist but perhaps there is a tie in.
The local weekly newspaper last year for the month of October published their issues on pink paper and interviewed breast cancer people each week. I declined last year but this year I am actually being written about as someone who blogs to deal with cancer and other health issues. (More about that when its published.) But what does a pink newsprint have to do with breast cancer???
Maybe pinktober makes me cynical? I'll just be a cynic for the rest of the month. That works.