Friday, April 22, 2011

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

My apologies for not posting since Monday - part of the reason is that I've been busy, and part of the reason is that I didn't feel much like blogging and didn't want to force it. I'll be back to regular polish posts tomorrow (though it won't be an Easter manicure...not even close), but I wanted to post about something that I've been thinking about since Colour Coated started her blue manicures for Autism Awareness Month. I'm kind of nervous to talk about it on here, but here we go.

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and I have a brain tumor - a pituitary adenoma, to be precise. I've had three surgeries and radiation and I'm pretty much stable now, though I still have to take a ton of medicine and practice healthy habits. Anyway, the point is that I want to do something for National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, especially because it also happens to be my birth month (my birthday is May 6), and I'd love it if some of you would join me.

Grey is the color of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, so I'll be incorporating grey into every manicure I do in May. If you participate, you can do so to whatever extent you like - you can do one grey mani or one thousand, whatever suits you best.

I also plan to put a fact about brain tumors in every post during May, though I may run out of good ones by the end of the month. ;) If you would like to do the same, something similar, or just browse around for yourself, here are the fact pages I'll be using:

American Brain Tumor Association Brain Tumor Facts
Miles for Hope Brain Tumor Facts
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: Facts about pediatric brain tumors
Justin's Quest Brain Tumor Facts
North America Brain Tumor Coalition Brain Tumor Facts

Also, feel free to grab the ribbon if you'd like to use it. :) Thanks for joining me if you are, and otherwise, thanks in advance for reading all my grey posts! I promise they won't be boring.

14 comments:

  1. You're so brave to share this! I just posted a gray mani today and I wish now I'd saved it for may! I'd love to participate in some way. (I haven't decided how just yet...) I was actually a nurse on a cancer unit for 2 1/2 yrs before my current job. So count me in!!!!

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  2. definitely will join you! Zoya Dove just came in the mail too =]

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  3. Wow! Way to go. You are one brave girl! I have no blog :-) but I will definitely wear some extra grey this month, for you and for my son's best friend . . .

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  4. I definitely will try to do some grey manicures for you girl! <3

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  5. Hey, Girlie!! You know I'm gonna do this! It's so great to have you as an Internet/blogging friend! :D (HUGS)

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  6. Thank you for talking about it. I had no idea that May was National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. That's one more person that knows. And hopefully your posts (and others' posts) will inform others about the month and the disease.

    I actually just did a gray mani, but I will definitely do another one for this month. That's great news about your health! :)

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  7. Wow, Zara! I had no idea. I'm really glad you are stable now. How scary it must have been/be for you. Your a brave girl! ;-) *HUGS* I will absolutely do some gray manis. in May....just for you!

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  8. Thank you! I actually didn't know it was National Brain Tumor Awareness
    Month either until last year, and I was diagnosed three years ago...whoops!
    :)

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  9. You're so brave to share this! I just posted a gray mani today and I wish now I'd saved it for may! I'd love to participate in some way. (I haven't decided how just yet...) I was actually a nurse on a cancer unit for 2 1/2 yrs before my current job. So count me in!!!!

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