So, my video this blog is a bit special. If you don’t know the story, a woman created a website to recognize her friend whom of which passed away from colon canSer. The website is dedicated to letting the special women in your life know they are amazing. Go check it out. Tell a woman that she rocks your life out.
I’ve found myself educating other women on ovarian canSer a lot lately. I mean, A LOT. See, I finally started that whole “cosmetology” school thang I’ve tossed around for several years now. The girls in my class showed quite a bit of interest in the canSer ordeal and I don’t mind telling them. Maybe if someone had talked to me, I wouldn’t have been in the shape I was in. You catchin’ what I’m throwin’ down?
One girl in particular, pulled me aside during a break and wanted to discuss her concerns. I’ve not had this happen before, and to be quite honest, I wasn’t sure how to deal with the situation. On one hand, I don’t want to scare her because it IS actually quite rare for someone her age to have ovarian canSer. On the other hand, it is a very real possibility. So, I decided the best course of action was to tell her that it is rare but if she’s concerned, she should talk to her doctor. That’s when the truth came out.
“I can’t. I don’t have health insurance.”
I know her frustration AAAAAALLLLLLLLL too well. That was my initial problem and I ended up misdiagnosed for almost a year by a “community clinic.”
Now, I try to keep politicking out of this blog, but this is one issue that really twists my bra strap. I voted in a way I normally wouldn’t BECAUSE I wanted some sort of health reform that WORKS. I’ve interned with my congressman, (in San Diego) I’ve written letters, protested, you name it. Well, folks, there’s strength in numbers…I TRIPLE DOG DARE you to write your congressmen/senators/mayors/insertelectedofficialhere and plead your case as well. Tell them to hurry up already, quit the partisan bickering and actually DO SOMETHING THAT WORKS for the American peeps. That partisan squabbling over earmarks only separates the people of the U.S. even further and costs Americans way too much time and money that we don’t have right now.
Are ya with me or are ya with me??