October 26, 2015

Pink Power Blog Hop *Fight Like a Girl*

Hello- Welcome to the Pink Power Blog Hop.  Chaitali has rounded up some of her crafty friends to help spread BC awareness. This is a cause close to her heart because she lost her mom to it earlier this year.

She wanted to have a hop that would help spread breast cancer awareness and support our loved ones going through treatment currently.  

If you came from Vera's blog, you are in the right place!  If not, head back to Chaitali's blog and start there.  



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I have spent the last few weeks working on a benefit for one of the teachers at my daughters school who is battling breast cancer for 5 years now.  Sadly, she lost her fight early Saturday morning, the day of the event.  She found it late, stage 3 and has been in and out of treatment since her diganosis.  Early diagnosis is the key.  I myself am a 4 year survivor, and am thankful for finding it early.  Please remember to get checked and to REGULARLY check your self.  

A few random facts that I learned along my journey.

  • Cancer does hurt.  Yes, my lump caused me so much pain and discomfort, it was the reason I decided to go in.  
  • Cancer doesn't wait for you to be 40.  I kept thinking, I'm too young for cancer.  
  • I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the most aggressive type.  There is no targeted therapy for TNBC, leaving it to have the highest rates of reoccurrence, and primarily targeting women under 40, and African American Women.  Again, EARLY DETECTION is the key here.    
  • Bald isn't so bad, WAY less time in the morning getting ready.  (Although chilly when it's winter!) But I don't want to have to do it again. ;)
  • Reconstruction isn't easy or fun.  No, I'm not "lucky'' I have these fake ones. I might have NOT done it had I known just how involved it was.
  • Laughter will carry you far while battling this disease.
  • Learn to ask for help.  Take help. Don't be a hero trying to do it all. 
  • Lastly, ditch Dr. Google.  He has the WORST advice when you are first going through it all.  
On to my card. :)


I was able to use the very set that Chaitali designed Pink Power, for my project today. She designed the set for her mom with a lot of love when her mom was undergoing treatment.

 I decided to use the Fight like a girl sentiment on my card.  That was my motto through it all.  I made this to give to my daughters teacher.

 
Next Stop on the hop is Julee's blog, and at the end head back on over to Chaitali's blog for a giveaway!   :)
Thanks Chaitali for including me on this hop! Pin It Now!

17 comments:

Ruby N said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for all the tips! I'm recently 31 so I've never had a mammogram. I do go every year for my ob-gyn visit to have them do their exams. Thanks for sharing your experience. :hugs:

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful sentiment on your gorgeous card! Love that butterfly!

Becca Cruger said...

Sounds like you have managed your fight with grace and style. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for helping to raise awareness about such an important cause!

conil said...

You definitely kept your chin up...bless you. And yes, I'll take your advice over Google any day of the week. After all, you're a heroine.

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely card AJ. THANKS for the insightful advice. Bless you for having sush an upbeat attitude! I started having mammos early due to family history. An hour once a year is Not much to ask for early detection

LauraJane:) said...

Lovely card AJ. THANKS for the insightful advice. Bless you for having sush an upbeat attitude! I started having mammos early due to family history. An hour once a year is Not much to ask for early detection

Heather North said...

Congratulations on your 4 years! Thank you for sharing your story and tips. Some are new to me. I'm so sorry about your teacher friend. I hate cancer! She would have loved your card and your motto. I pray today for comfort for her loved ones, students and co-workers.

Bea Connor said...

Love this card.

JoAnn said...

Pretty pink card. TFS

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome card! Love the pink butterfly.

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! Love the focal panel!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your card is amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing and congrats on 4 years. So sorry to hear about your friend. :(

~amy~ said...

AJ, thanks for sharing your story♡ I'm sooo sorry to hear about the teacher at your daughter's school...
You my friend...fight like a girl and you're totally awesome.
LOVE your card.

Helen Gullett said...

Thank you for reminding us to check regularly and thank you for sharing your story with us.
Your card is so beautiful with that butterfly.

Vonnie G. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your story.

Carol Carr said...

Love your card! The Pink Power set is so great! Also, love the comments that you shared with everyone -- they were terrific!

Sue Smith said...

Congrats on 4 years post cancer. What an affect it has on not only the patient but the support group and family. Love your card. Especially the bold strips as each survivor is bold and beautiful in my eyes.