EppsNet Archive: Breast Cancer

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28 Dec 2017 /
A Shoulder for a Superhero

Sara, 48, suffers from breast cancer, diagnosed three times in five years.

She has to stop teaching at school but engages actively in volunteer work.

Her environment praises her for her courage.

She helps other cancer patients in a respectful way to deal with their illness. This for her is also very rewarding.

Still, from time to time, mostly when Sara does not expect it, an ocean of tears comes up . . .


Some Links

30 Oct 2013 /

HealthCare.gov’s Account Setup: 10 Broken Usability Guidelines

McKayla Maroney Was Doing The “Not Impressed” Face At Age 8

Most Popular Paintings & Photos From Getty’s Online Art Collection

The Tweeting Bra Versus Breast Cancer


The Chevron Guy

15 Oct 2012 /
B for Beggar

My boy and I are buying sodas at the Chevron station . . .

I notice they’ve got the place plastered with breast cancer donation stickers . . . donate a buck to breast cancer research and you can put your name on a 3×5 sticker with a pink car and a Chevron logo and they’ll stick it up on the wall.

I object to that. Let Chevron donate their own damn money instead of shaking down the customers.

“Would you like to donate a dollar to breast cancer research?” the attendant asks.

“No,” I reply. “Shouldn’t Chevron make their own donations? They’ve got more money than I do.”

It takes the guy a few moments to pick up on my theme, but as we’re wrapping up the transaction, he grabs the ball and runs with it.

“Yeah,” he says, “and the price of gas keeps going up.”

“It does, although I have to admit it’s down a little bit in the past week.”

“They bounce it,” he says, “but in the long run, it always goes up. It’ll be five dollars, then seven dollars. And they control everything so there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“You’re exactly right,” I say to him.

When we get outside, I say to the boy, “Chevron should fire that guy. Not a good company man.”


You’re Under Sudden Cardiac Arrest

18 Oct 2008 /

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month.

Were you aware of that? I wasn’t.

Now that I am, I’ve got one thing to say to the SCA people: WHO IS ADVISING YOU?! October is Breast Awareness Month! You can’t compete against breasts! Pick another month!

As for cardiac arrest, fuck that noise! I’M A VERY BUSY PERSON! I don’t have time . . . (gasp) . . . I don’t have time . . . for a . . . a herat attardhuhjbzsvggggggggggggggggggggggggg


Breast Awareness Month

2 Oct 2008 /
Pink ribbon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . .

Were you aware of that? Not to make light of breast cancer, but what a waste of a month. I mean, who is not aware of breast cancer? Being unaware of breast cancer is like being unaware of breasts.

Hmmmm . . .

How about this: Breast Awareness Month! More of a fun, celebratory thing instead of the whole downer vibe around cancer . . .