Guest Post: Gina LaPapa
When he drifted off to sleep, his lips pursed and we snuggled for a moment on that cold November afternoon. Upon standing, I felt a twinge of pain in my right nipple. I noted he didn’t nurse on that side so it couldn’t have been anything he might have done while nursing. Besides, the only pain I had ever experienced breastfeeding was at the newborn stage when the baby was learning to latch.
After I set him in his crib, I slipped in to my bathroom to examine my nipple. A slight crack with a tiny bit of blood appeared out of nowhere.
In 2014 Lissa Sears was diagnosed with stage 2 IDC Breast Cancer but that didn't stop her from achieving all the goals she set out for herself. Sears is a successful comedian, actor, vodcast co-host of Gays of our Lives, a published author in Urban Dictionary, but most importantly one of the founders of the Flat out Love organization.
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.