You know that girl, that woman, the one who radiates love and joy, filling the room immediately as she enters it? She’s the one we all want to know and win over to be in her circle of friends, if just for a moment.
As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. What an amazing year it has been, not only for myself, personally, but for AnaOno and our entire community!
As a single gal in a modern time, I often compare the experiences in my life to those of Carrie Bradshaw and her three fantastic friends on Sex and the City. While I am not drinking cosmos every night and buying Manolo Blahniks, there have been many times in my life that certainly play out like an SATC episode, with their uncanny parallels in dating, relationships and friendships.
This month we are honoring and celebrating the women in the AnaOno community who've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Never one to encourage others to do something I wouldn't do myself, I thought I would start off the month with my own story, which includes the story of how AnaOno began.
Knowing how to perform a breast self-exam won’t save you from the clutches of breast cancer. (If the cancer comes a-calling, you can’t ask it to please move along to someone else. It picked you, and you have to deal with it). But, self-exams can make a dramatic difference in when the cancer is detected. Provided, of course, you actually do them.