• Wearing your Cancer

    Asked by Lynne-I-Am on Saturday, January 3, 2015

    Wearing your Cancer

    Totally unexpected thing happened to me at Christmas. I had requested some fighting Cancer clothing for Christmas and received a wonderful black sweatshirt with the words "Fight Like A Girl" spelled out in teal for ovarian cancer, and a Tshirt with the words, " No One Fights Alone" , with a large teal ribbon. Went to put on the sweatshirt to wear to town and felt unsure and insecure. Had feelings of being stared at in town and pittyed. Came home and rethought where I am. Thought I had accepted this journey and had only positive thoughts, clearly I still have issues . Have taken strength from another Cancer survivor who has quite a wardrobe of Cancer clothing. Am wearing my sweatshirt to the show tomorrow, and plan wearing my Tshirt in the near future.My question is do you or have you worn Cancer clothing during your journey? Why or why not?

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    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      The only cancer related clothing I have is a pink t-shirt from the local high school basketball team on their Breast Cancer night,. My son's best friend, who's on the team, gave his t-shirt to me during warm-ups. That was right after I was diagnosed, so I was pretty touched by this. Otherwise, I only wear the colors at school when we do fundraiser type days.

      over 6 years ago
    • DJS's Avatar
      DJS

      I don't have any clothing or jewelry advertising any of the various ailments (organ transplant, cancer, etc.) that I've dealt with over the years. I also don't wear anything that says Gap, etc. I'm not a billboard. Beyond that, my health problems are the least interesting part of me, one of the most private issues I deal with -- I don't have a tee with my checking statement, either, thanks -- and beyond that….I rock great fashion, and I cannot think of a slogan tee, necklace, etc., that I covet.

      over 6 years ago
    • jackieg's Avatar
      jackieg

      I have a T-shirt and sweatshirt that has a teal ribbon and says says the same thing, I also have a teal and pink wristband for myself and my sister which I wear on my wrist and I have a wrist band of every color hooked on my purse for the fight my other relatives have fought. I can't forget the watch I just got (http://www.endofretail.com/teal-sparkle-support-watch.html#.VNWtdODcsI8.facebook). I feel that ovarian cancer needs to be pushed on every person out there because they have no idea what it is or anything about what to look for. I even hand out cards with the symptoms. I wear my t-shirt and people say what is that I thought all cancers were pink.

      over 6 years ago

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