GMA and Pinktober

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GMA and Pinktober
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Sat, 10-05-2013 - 8:19am

Since many here have had their families touched by breast cancer and many seem to watch GMA, I thought I would pass on this video made by a woman living with metastatic breast cancer. The video is not very long.

http://animoto.com/play/k2bXK87VQjBzEVS0JfseGg

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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 1:24pm
"She's not flaming others for their happy attitudes. She's upset that the realities of living with Metatastic Stage IV cancer are airbrushed out of the picture because they are not pretty or hopeful, and when she wanted to talk about that with the GMA people, they refused to forward her e-mail told her she needed to change her attitude. That is the "horrible treatment" to which people are referring." ---------- Exactly, she was trying to point out that they completely left out the actual, you know, reality of the disease in their coverage, and that it is not as simple as "just get a mammo and everything will be fine and PINK!"
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 1:22pm
"What "horrible" treatment from a national tv show? I must have missed that...." ---------- The answer they gave her, she quotes it in the video. I can't really address your other point, since it is not connected to the video or any of the points she raised.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 1:03pm
She's not flaming others for their happy attitudes. She's upset that the realities of living with Metatastic Stage IV cancer are airbrushed out of the picture because they are not pretty or hopeful, and when she wanted to talk about that with the GMA people, they refused to forward her e-mail told her she needed to change her attitude. That is the "horrible treatment" to which people are referring.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 12:03pm

Oh, ok. The video looked like a rant to me.  It is October and it is breast cancer awareness mo but it looked like her attack was on attitude, I get how she feels but not her flaming others joys, or happy faces and unicorns.

ETA What "horrible" treatment from a national tv show?  I must have missed that....

 

 


 


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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:41am
Jams, also, since it won't let me edit, to make people aware of the horrible treatment this woman got from a national TV show.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:35am
Jams, as per above, the point of posting was to remind people of one of the realities of this stupid disease and remind them that the rah-rah fest in progress is not any such thing for a lot of women living with metastatic disease.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 10:02am
"Sometimes I think it's OK to be sad and angry about being in the process of dying of cancer, and nobody has the right to tell you you are wrong." ------- It is also that all the pink propaganda gives the impression that breast cancer is not that big a deal and that it can virtually be cured. As a result, women with stage 4, like the woman who made the video, tend to be ignored and excluded from the annual pink orgy also know as October. 30% of women with breast cancer will have recurrence and/or metastasis. We need an actual cure, not just drugs with horrible side effects that may keep you alive a few months longer.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 8:49am
I did not mean to imply that it was "one or the other." This lady that made this has expressed frustration with being told to "change her attitude." I was expressing empathy for her. Sometimes I think it's OK to be sad and angry about being in the process of dying of cancer, and nobody has the right to tell you you are wrong.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 8:42am

That's very sad actually...  What is it you want to debate? 

Yes, My mother was affected by breast cancer.  She was in remission for 15 years before it came back in 1992 and killed her in 1997, I'd call my mom one of those unicorn and rainbow kind of people but that didn't mean she wasn't sad or worried about the disease. 

It's really not one or the other bord.

 

 


 


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Sun, 10-06-2013 - 7:14am
Thank you for posting that. It has always bothered me that cancer victims are supposed to always be cheerful and brave . I am sure there is a lot of worry, anger, etc, that you're just not supposed to show or talk about.