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We're just not sexy

herdizziness
herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I can't but help notice, It's Breast Cancer month, I give at Safeway, and last month, again, I gave at Safeway to Prostate Cancer.
Some how, we; COLON CANCER, we're just not sexy enough. WE have to get ourselves out there, we need research money.
My ex-father-in-law whom I love dearly has prostate cancer, a slow cancer, he's had it for 20 years, and last year, actually has to take hormones to stop it, before that? He did nothing.
Breast cancer gets the big dollars, and heck, I won't ever deny them that, I give.
But every once in a while I WANT Safeway to say, "a dollar for colon cancer?" HECK YES, just like I gave for breast and prostate.
To put it bluntly, for the virgin ears, please read no further....... Opportunity to leave before I dare to say this.
But T!ts and dicks are sexy, colon, well, who's our mascot??? The SouthPark Turd, Mr. Hanky?
Can't we as a collective come up with something? A slogan? A DECENT slogan?
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  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Dearest diz
    what you say is absolutely true. It is as if the world cannot bring themselves to say or thinkpoop colon or rectal. Oprah had a great opportunity this week when she interviewed Ryan O'Neil and he was weeping about his love Farrah.....but was there one mention of the dreaded words?? NO I am not criticizing Ryan but I also get the feeling when breast is involved there is a deluge of pink....you can buy any number of pink products to support the breast campaign. My onc even said once she feels badly for her colons....they get no support.

    So dizz.....I have no answer but what you say is very true...we definitely are lacking sex appeal mags
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    I couldn't agree more
    I even wrote an email to the Activia folks about their ads for donating to breast cancer when you buy their product.

    I told them that while a cure for breast cancer was a good thing, that I thought since their product was about good digestive health they might have wanted to consider donating to colorectal cancer research!

    Guess maybe we need to put a bow on a butt to make it sexy!

    Good topic...glad you started this thread.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408

    I couldn't agree more
    I even wrote an email to the Activia folks about their ads for donating to breast cancer when you buy their product.

    I told them that while a cure for breast cancer was a good thing, that I thought since their product was about good digestive health they might have wanted to consider donating to colorectal cancer research!

    Guess maybe we need to put a bow on a butt to make it sexy!

    Good topic...glad you started this thread.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    So true
    Winter Marie,

    You have bougt up such a valid point, everybody has heard of colon cancer. But most people either don't want to talk about it or confuse it with something else. This is a true story. I had a coworker bring another coworker over to ask me about prostate cancer since I had just had it. I kindly pointed out, no I have colon cancer it involves the prostates neighbor. To be fair and honest I had never even heard of colon cancer until I got it. I guess when it affects you personally it tends to carry more weight so to speak. But I fully agree we do need to somehow raise much more awareness about CRC.

    Don
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    Well
    Dare I say ???? I think it might be because colorectal cancer is a sh***y diease! Oooops! Hope I didn't offend anyone.
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606
    damn she has a hot looking colon
    Yep, you have never heard anyone say, damn she has a hot looking colon.

    It comes down to when we were born we went looking for boobs and never stopped. We are prewired and programmed to love boobs.

    Kerry
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    For those interested
    I follow a blog that I think is right on the money (my twisted sense of humor). I'm not sure if some might find it offensive as it is a rather humorous take on colon cancer. She is a cartoonist. So, if you might be interested here is Amy's blog about her colorectal cancer experiences:
    http://cancerissofunny.blogspot.com/

    PS: she is working on getting the colon cancer logo on a NASCAR
  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773
    so sad, so true!
    I'm so glad to hear I'm not alone in this! You all are too funny and I agree that colon cancer is just not sexy enough!
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    And of course, the
    And of course, the assumption that people have when they hear I've had cancer is that it was breast cancer or "cancer of those female parts"(asked of me today.)

    I do respond when people ask me for money for breast cancer, "I have appendix cancer, can I count on you for a contribution for research for a cure for that and other colorectal cancers?" Yes, I want a cure for breast cancer, but I donate mostly to colorectal research.
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Lori-S said:

    For those interested
    I follow a blog that I think is right on the money (my twisted sense of humor). I'm not sure if some might find it offensive as it is a rather humorous take on colon cancer. She is a cartoonist. So, if you might be interested here is Amy's blog about her colorectal cancer experiences:
    http://cancerissofunny.blogspot.com/

    PS: she is working on getting the colon cancer logo on a NASCAR

    thanks, Lori
    I really enjoyed Amy's blog.
    ~Aud
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  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    unknown said:

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    Underwear affair
    That sounds like a great idea, glad it's getting bigger every year.
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Lori-S said:

    Well
    Dare I say ???? I think it might be because colorectal cancer is a sh***y diease! Oooops! Hope I didn't offend anyone.

    LMAO
    That was funny!!
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    I couldn't agree more
    I even wrote an email to the Activia folks about their ads for donating to breast cancer when you buy their product.

    I told them that while a cure for breast cancer was a good thing, that I thought since their product was about good digestive health they might have wanted to consider donating to colorectal cancer research!

    Guess maybe we need to put a bow on a butt to make it sexy!

    Good topic...glad you started this thread.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    I never thought of that
    I didn't realize they donated to breast cancer. EXACTLY right on, asking them to donate to Colorectal cancer research instead. We all might consider emailing them or writing.
    Good Idea Marie.
    Winter Marie
  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    By working in healthcare and
    By working in healthcare and living with an open and honest family, I am so accustomed to speaking freely about anything. So I was unaware that colorectal cancer was the underdog of all cancers. What I did realize after I was diagnosed last Fall is that I didn't want to tell anyone I had cancer...period. I was dealing with so many emotions that I couldn't deal with anyone's questions or comments at the time. And, heck, we all knew that the big "C" meant the big "D", right? So in the beginning, I could only share with those who were closest to me. Now, I could talk to anyone, if they want to listen. Nevertheless, only my closest coworkers know about my cancer, not the entire facility, and I'm okay with that. There, at least, it still feels private, and not because it's "rectal cancer," but just simply "cancer." And I still take time to educate people, everywhere, at work, home, in the community.

    Related, sort of but not really? One day, at work, a nurse's aid was talking about her husband who had died from colon cancer. A nurse at the desk said "If I was diagnosed with cancer, I'd go on long vacations, rack up my credit card. I don't care, I couldn't pay, I'd be dead! I'd just live it up if I had cancer." (or something to that effect) I wanted to tell her the reality. What happens when you first hear the diagnosis, and how much you want to get well and live. The unreality of it all. And then the reality of having to pay for the medical care needed to get well and hope like heck you don't lose your job so you don't lose your medical insurance. And that without your job, you might be homeless. And how you might need that credit card in an emergency to pay bills since insurance certainly doesn't cover it all. Yeah, people just don't know. But can we blame them? Most of us were "those people" once.
    ~Aud
  • Underwear affair
    That sounds like a great idea, glad it's getting bigger every year.

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  • damama24
    damama24 Member Posts: 174
    Aud said:

    By working in healthcare and
    By working in healthcare and living with an open and honest family, I am so accustomed to speaking freely about anything. So I was unaware that colorectal cancer was the underdog of all cancers. What I did realize after I was diagnosed last Fall is that I didn't want to tell anyone I had cancer...period. I was dealing with so many emotions that I couldn't deal with anyone's questions or comments at the time. And, heck, we all knew that the big "C" meant the big "D", right? So in the beginning, I could only share with those who were closest to me. Now, I could talk to anyone, if they want to listen. Nevertheless, only my closest coworkers know about my cancer, not the entire facility, and I'm okay with that. There, at least, it still feels private, and not because it's "rectal cancer," but just simply "cancer." And I still take time to educate people, everywhere, at work, home, in the community.

    Related, sort of but not really? One day, at work, a nurse's aid was talking about her husband who had died from colon cancer. A nurse at the desk said "If I was diagnosed with cancer, I'd go on long vacations, rack up my credit card. I don't care, I couldn't pay, I'd be dead! I'd just live it up if I had cancer." (or something to that effect) I wanted to tell her the reality. What happens when you first hear the diagnosis, and how much you want to get well and live. The unreality of it all. And then the reality of having to pay for the medical care needed to get well and hope like heck you don't lose your job so you don't lose your medical insurance. And that without your job, you might be homeless. And how you might need that credit card in an emergency to pay bills since insurance certainly doesn't cover it all. Yeah, people just don't know. But can we blame them? Most of us were "those people" once.
    ~Aud

    Not sexy enough
    When I was first dx'd my youngest son noticed all the fund raising and attention paid to breast cancer. He said the same thing, boobs are sexy colons are not.
    My kids have managed to do a few small things. My daughter works in a gourmet choffee shop and the owner does a fund raiser for different organizations each month. Of course this month it's breast cancer. He asked for other suggestions and my daughter told him my mom has colon cancer and I would like to raise money for that. He totally agreed so they are putting together everything to make that happen. Likewise my sons employer does the same type of thing and he to suggested doing a fund raiser during colon cancer awareness month like they do for breast cancer each october and they agreed. It's not much but it is a start and I am proud of my kids for being able to be open about what I'm going through and trying to do what they can. Much love.
    Deb
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    damama24 said:

    Not sexy enough
    When I was first dx'd my youngest son noticed all the fund raising and attention paid to breast cancer. He said the same thing, boobs are sexy colons are not.
    My kids have managed to do a few small things. My daughter works in a gourmet choffee shop and the owner does a fund raiser for different organizations each month. Of course this month it's breast cancer. He asked for other suggestions and my daughter told him my mom has colon cancer and I would like to raise money for that. He totally agreed so they are putting together everything to make that happen. Likewise my sons employer does the same type of thing and he to suggested doing a fund raiser during colon cancer awareness month like they do for breast cancer each october and they agreed. It's not much but it is a start and I am proud of my kids for being able to be open about what I'm going through and trying to do what they can. Much love.
    Deb

    It's actually our
    It's actually our intestines.

    Help bring awareness to the chemicals and pollutants entering our food pyramid. Have a picture of a baby, teenage and grandparent...


    or a pic of a butt wearing a g-string, with a message. Help keep the juices flowing. Hmmmm. Not. lol
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    How about
    How about,give to colorectal cancer research,"the butt you save may be your own."Our car club is going to put on a car show next year at a local hospital for cancer,all cancers,not just breast cancer.Maybe someone should put on a national car show for the same thing.It's just a thought.
  • braelee2
    braelee2 Member Posts: 130
    So True.
    I have only had colon cancer since August. And I have seen alot of fund raising for breast cancer. Even our local High school did a fund raiser If was called the great pink out. And another community and local sponcers is doing a human pink ribbon. Yeah where is the love for us. I did do a walk for all cancers with a local college.
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    I agree!
    I've thought about this a lot. I love my cancer sisters who have been through breast cancer, but I do wonder, "What about us?" People really don't like to talk about it so much. I even had a woman ask me about my cancer after she saw my Relay shirt. The first question of course was, "Breat cancer?" When I told her no, I am a colon cancer survivor, she gave me a shocked look, "I didn't know women could get colon cancer!" *L* We certainly have the parts, so why not?

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624

    I couldn't agree more
    I even wrote an email to the Activia folks about their ads for donating to breast cancer when you buy their product.

    I told them that while a cure for breast cancer was a good thing, that I thought since their product was about good digestive health they might have wanted to consider donating to colorectal cancer research!

    Guess maybe we need to put a bow on a butt to make it sexy!

    Good topic...glad you started this thread.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    WRITE ACTIVIA
    I went and also wrote an email to Activia folks, and asked why they couldn't change it to blue and give to research to colon cancer, with the idea of their digestive health that they are claiming.
    I hope many on the board will do the same thing.
    HERE, HERE LoveKitties!!!!!
    That was a great idea.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    unknown said:

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    Perhaps... Hmmm.
    Perhaps, we should be writing her as well asking for a little assist in the colon cancer research!!!
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    damama24 said:

    Not sexy enough
    When I was first dx'd my youngest son noticed all the fund raising and attention paid to breast cancer. He said the same thing, boobs are sexy colons are not.
    My kids have managed to do a few small things. My daughter works in a gourmet choffee shop and the owner does a fund raiser for different organizations each month. Of course this month it's breast cancer. He asked for other suggestions and my daughter told him my mom has colon cancer and I would like to raise money for that. He totally agreed so they are putting together everything to make that happen. Likewise my sons employer does the same type of thing and he to suggested doing a fund raiser during colon cancer awareness month like they do for breast cancer each october and they agreed. It's not much but it is a start and I am proud of my kids for being able to be open about what I'm going through and trying to do what they can. Much love.
    Deb

    Your Children
    How absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!! I'm so darn proud of them, and I don't even know them, I know your pride must be showing through and through!!!!
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    karguy said:

    How about
    How about,give to colorectal cancer research,"the butt you save may be your own."Our car club is going to put on a car show next year at a local hospital for cancer,all cancers,not just breast cancer.Maybe someone should put on a national car show for the same thing.It's just a thought.

    I like the thought
    Car show season is over here, but maybe I can check into one next spring for COLON CANCER.
    Thanks for the idea hun.
    Winter Marie
    PS I love the slogan
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    maglets said:

    Dearest diz
    what you say is absolutely true. It is as if the world cannot bring themselves to say or thinkpoop colon or rectal. Oprah had a great opportunity this week when she interviewed Ryan O'Neil and he was weeping about his love Farrah.....but was there one mention of the dreaded words?? NO I am not criticizing Ryan but I also get the feeling when breast is involved there is a deluge of pink....you can buy any number of pink products to support the breast campaign. My onc even said once she feels badly for her colons....they get no support.

    So dizz.....I have no answer but what you say is very true...we definitely are lacking sex appeal mags

    I don't watch Oprah
    But dang, what a missed opportunity, that no mention of colon cancer was mentioned.
    Very sad, very sad.
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043
    tootsie1 said:

    I agree!
    I've thought about this a lot. I love my cancer sisters who have been through breast cancer, but I do wonder, "What about us?" People really don't like to talk about it so much. I even had a woman ask me about my cancer after she saw my Relay shirt. The first question of course was, "Breat cancer?" When I told her no, I am a colon cancer survivor, she gave me a shocked look, "I didn't know women could get colon cancer!" *L* We certainly have the parts, so why not?

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Whattttttttttttt !!!
    Whats not sexy about a nice lookin butt ? Rectal cancer and colon cancer are direct descendants aren't they.....Nice butt with slacks pulled down about 1/3rd down on hips, and a sign that reads "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt "....written on the tush in bright red lipstick........I'd donate to it...
    @
    <
    O


    Any takers ???


    Im sure we could find plenty of judges...and I am definitely sure it would certainly get attention......
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Buzzard said:

    Whattttttttttttt !!!
    Whats not sexy about a nice lookin butt ? Rectal cancer and colon cancer are direct descendants aren't they.....Nice butt with slacks pulled down about 1/3rd down on hips, and a sign that reads "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt "....written on the tush in bright red lipstick........I'd donate to it...
    @
    <
    O


    Any takers ???


    Im sure we could find plenty of judges...and I am definitely sure it would certainly get attention......

    LOL Buzz
    Hmmm, come to think of it, my old arse, is still sexy, glad I still have my good looking "bootie".
    Sounds like a cute idea.
    LMAO
    Pepe's going to get to see my 1/3 down slacks, with "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt" hmmm, wait a minute, my butt isn't that big, hmmm, going to have to shorten it to "Cancer is a pain in the ARSE!!!" as he's on my facebook!!!! ROFLMAO
    Winter Marie
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043

    LOL Buzz
    Hmmm, come to think of it, my old arse, is still sexy, glad I still have my good looking "bootie".
    Sounds like a cute idea.
    LMAO
    Pepe's going to get to see my 1/3 down slacks, with "Rectal and Colon Cancers are Pains in the Butt" hmmm, wait a minute, my butt isn't that big, hmmm, going to have to shorten it to "Cancer is a pain in the ARSE!!!" as he's on my facebook!!!! ROFLMAO
    Winter Marie

    See, told ya all ya gotta do is think outside the box !!!
    Now your gonna give Pepe heart problems as well.......LOL......atta girl, that will get attention, guaranteed !!!

    Love to ya, Buzz
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Kerry S said:

    damn she has a hot looking colon
    Yep, you have never heard anyone say, damn she has a hot looking colon.

    It comes down to when we were born we went looking for boobs and never stopped. We are prewired and programmed to love boobs.

    Kerry

    Kerry
    Yes, I searched my blond headed mind, and nope, can honestly say, no one has ever said to me, "My dear, my darling, you have such a hot looking colon!!!"
    You do make me laugh.
    Winter Marie
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Lori-S said:

    For those interested
    I follow a blog that I think is right on the money (my twisted sense of humor). I'm not sure if some might find it offensive as it is a rather humorous take on colon cancer. She is a cartoonist. So, if you might be interested here is Amy's blog about her colorectal cancer experiences:
    http://cancerissofunny.blogspot.com/

    PS: she is working on getting the colon cancer logo on a NASCAR

    thanks Lori
    It gave me quite a few laughs!!!!
    Thank you for sharing her blog site.
    Winter Marie