Thursday, September 17, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday- walking through hell

I learned this week that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month!!! You can read on or scroll down to the Flash Friday, I hope you read this first.

The following includes excerpts taken directly from a blog called Lemon Margaritas. Susan Metters is an amazing cancer survivor extraordinaire and i just love her blog, i will try to link you to her post so you can follow her yourself. I have followed her since mom got diagnonsensed with lung cancer. She has even emailed me back and forth with some amazing support through the last few years. i tell ya' this blog thing is really amazing;
"Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? Yeah, I didn't either. Until today, when I was emailed by a reader. Breast Cancer Awareness month is so over-marketed that it is nearly impossible to make it through October without being inundated with pink ribbons every time you go to the grocery stores. And it's important to be aware of breast cancer because 1 in 8 women will get it in their life time. But did you know that prostate cancer is even more common in men than breast cancer is in women? Yeah, I didn't either. Prostate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. In 2009, more than 192,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 27,000 men will die from the disease this year. And yet Prostate Cancer Awareness isn't even on most peoples radar. And it should be"

So now that I was made aware, by Susan and she is doing her part to make others aware, we need to do our part and make more people aware. I would like you guys to help make others aware too, you can copy the logo and blog about this horrible disease that will kill our brothers, fathers, sons and friends and neighbors. Please if you haven't had yourself checked, men, get your prostates down to your local office and check it out!! Early detection is the key!! I had my boobies smashed last month and made sure I will be here for my girls. And i am going to call you out Syd, Cliff, Larry, Woody,Dad, Fireman John, Dr. John, mr. know-it-all!! All you men out there who have prostates that need to be checked!!! Please, this is important, you deserve good health. So get off your prostates and get checked out!!

So if you want to help raise awareness just copy the logo and you can link up to Susans blog as well, now she has some local places where she is that are hosting events, there are no places where i am but if you find any please post them on your blog as well.

Every Friday write a short story, poem or limerick of 55 words
No more, No less and report it to the G-man!!

"anger depression self loathing and pity the cycle of fear will it ever end some days you can master your demons others are like walking through quicksand with prayer, meditation and practicing honesty and humility can turn your day around knowing these things are never enough if you're not willing to walk through the fire"

As always, here ya go G-man. Hope I counted right. it has been such an emotional roller coaster of a week for this little addict, but i never used and that is a miracle. today i feel my feelings and that is the difference for me from the addict i was. i appreciate my feelings today, the good and the bad. i appreciate both because without the bad I would not appreciate the good and I really love the good days, they are so much more rewarding than the bad.

I was just going to post one and then the other, but I never got to my computer in time and tomorrow is Friday and the month is almost over. i hope to see many more blogs out there posting about this months importance. The men in my life are just as important as the women, so while next month my girls need to check their boobies, this month my guys need to check their prostates. so I will leave you with this thought;
"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results." Jack Dixon


mrsnesbitt said...

This is my very first attempt at Flash 55 so it is great to come across new blogging communities.
I admire your diligence and perseverance. Indeed, it is important we all take necessary checks. Hugs to you.

Chef Kar said...

You certainly capture in 55 words one of my favorite expressions, "feeling is healing". I, like you, feel ~ the good, the bad, the indifferent. But I FEEL it. Now I can do something with the feelings. You articulated beautifully. You are a miracle indeed.

My 55 is done and posted here.

Have a great weekend.

Chef Kar

G-Man said...

I get checked every 6 months Susie.
Thanks for thinking of my rear end.
I've never seen anybody that writes more from the heart than you do.
You are one passionate and compassionate human being. It's an honor to know you....Thanks Galen

Hootin' Anni said...

I like the referral to walking in quicksand with prayer...that can be ANY of us at times.

My 55 is posted...Elvis LIVES! Come join me if you can. And as always, scroll down below my Show n Tell Friday.

You'll find it HERE

Shadow said...

your 55 is superb! thoughts like that have crossed my mind often enough.... here's wishing you a peaceful weekend!

Tall Kay said...

I just love your passion. The 55 is terrific and thanks for the awareness you are spreading. You are a miracle my friend.

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Thank you so much for getting the information and awareness out, so important. Love the 55, especially the walking through quicksand with prayer, so relatable. Have a fantastic weekend.

Syd said...

I appreciate your thinking of my prostate. It was checked not so long ago. So I did get off my prostate and got it checked out.

Dr.John said...

"the cycle of fear" is something I hadn't heard before. But it rings so true.
Great 55

Mine is posted


Steve E. said...

My blog tonight will be on my own prostate cancer experience about three years ago...and ongoing.

Great "55", and although those "demon daze" are now infrequent in my life, the dead drug left a ghost behind, which WILL return to haunt the house.


Fireman John said...

thanks for thinking about me!
I did get the exam last year;
it was so much fun...

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow...what an amazing 55...great and amazing!
Thank you for sharing it!

Ms Hen said...

Sorry this week was a rough one.. I'm so glad you are using your recovery tools to take good care of yourself (and never use).

I love you Flash 55 and the Jack Dixon quote.. (a million hugs)..

Take time to relax if this week was hectic.

Fandango said...

Sometimes you humans are so brave.
Great 55
Thank you for commenting on ours.

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow, heartfelt and powerful. An amazing 55.

I wish I could ship you some hugs after such a week! Thank you too for the shout out on cancer; it killed my father and oldest sister.

good luck with everything: I hope you have a beautiful weekend and that everything starts looking up!

Prayer Girl said...

quicksand and prayers - you've captured a slice of living that comes into my life from time to time. Thanks for this 55.


Lulda Casadaga said...

Yes, you have to be willing to walk through the fire, indeed...I just hope your next week is smoldering...:) Thanks for the awareness message!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

So happy that I came here tonight. Glad that you had a good day and shared such a positive 55. And so glad that you stopped by my 55 right HERE.

CJ said...

Great 55. Everyone has fears. I'm glad you are trying to conquer yours.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

So glad you wrote this, it was all quite inspired...inspirational!

Mama Zen said...

That is a perfect 55!