So I was curious about what color ribbon I should be wearing (of course, I am sort of joking since I clearly have other things to worry about), but I found an extensive website that lists many medical disorders and the color of ribbons people chose to acknowledge those disorders. I don’t think this site will let me post a link, so I’ll try to put it in cryptically.
craftsnscraps . com /jewelry / ribbons . html
I put spaces in hoping to fool the system. If you take them out, it should..fingers crossed…work
According to them, there is no ribbon for anal cancer. There is purple for a general cancer survivor (I like this since its my favorite color). There is red and white together for squamous cell carcinoma. That works. or there is brown for colo/rectal cancer. I didn’t like the idea of brown for obvious reasons. :) there is also light green for HPV awareness. So, just thought I’d share this.
My new PICC line went in yesterday. chemo #2 starts Monday. 17 Rad tx down. 11 to go. So far I still feel pretty good. No skin issues yet. I keep slathering on the Aquafor and hoping for the best. I asked about several of the creams you all mentioned, and my doctor says I don’t need them yet, since I don’t have any pain yet, which is true.
Have a great day. We’re getting our Christmas tree today and I hope to put up some decorations. I love Christmas! And the kids are so excited about it, too.
I don’t have any real good suggestion for a ribbon color. This topic has been discussed by many of my fellow anal cancer bloggers, here and elsewhere, but so far, nothing decided. I say why not do something totally off the wall and make it out of an animal print! You know, like leopard spots or tiger stripes. Those are two feisty creatures not to be messed around with, and I think all of us going through this disease are feisty too! It’s a requirement to get through this grueling tx.
I’m glad you are doing remarkably well this far into your tx. I’m sure there are days when you don’t feel up to much, but that’s to be expected. I hope Monday will go well for you and that your 2nd. round of chemo will not give you anything but minimal side effects. At least you will have that over with before Christmas and hopefully, feeling better by then. Take care and keep us posted. Happy decorating!
In my thoughts and prayers as always—
“I say why not do something totally off the wall and make it out of an animal print! You know, like leopard spots or tiger stripes. Those are two feisty creatures not to be messed around with, and I think all of us going through this disease are feisty too! It’s a requirement to get through this grueling tx.”LOL….I love it!
I third what Martha and Kim think about the animal print…..LOL All I know is we definately deserve “OUR OWN COLOR”!
Wishing you the best in this stage of your treatment- I am glad to hear you are still doing fairly well. I am now through week one and have the chemo bag off.
You are truly amazing for so many reasons-One, the ribbon color and a big TWO for doing so well and having such great spirits, that it lifts me up. Had two of the Grandkids this weekend and they are so sweet. Sam is 16 and Miranda almost 14. We shopped and we even ate out. It was hard with no pain meds, but we did it.Thinking of you!Linda XOXO
I also have just been diagnosed with lovely anal carcinoma and found out that we fall into the “Brown” ribbon cancer category…..what rocket scientist put us there?? So I have decided to officially change it to “CHOCOLATE” ribbon cancer. I have all my nurses at radiation wearing Chocolate ribbons and supporting me…its a hoot!
We are going to have a “Chocolate Ball” and “Run for Chocolate”.......possibilities are endless.
God love our sisters with the “pink” ribbon cancer, but lordy, do they have to have all the accessories and a cute color to boot!
I say…..Go CHOCOLATE!
I am a fellow anal cancer survivor as well as cervical cancer. I have read web pages that state that yellow is the ribbon color for anal cancer, and I have read that dark blue(which is colon cancer) and brown have been mixed for anal cancer. I have always thought we should be represented by brown.Afterall it is about that area of the body and what all we have to put up with while going through it and after. SH*T! Maybe we could make ours brown and purple. To cover all cancers and ours. Anyone else agree?
I am down with brown, purple, and yellow. I’m post treatment, 6 months out and two thumbs up (just be careful where). Doctors said I can have my pick line pulled out. I can actually sit on a bicycle seat for a couple of hours! Thank God, for modern medicine, prayers, and painkillers.
I’m down with brown. Maybe brown and yellow and purple.