I first met Miss Shellbee (co-blogger at coffeesmoke) roughly three years ago through Second Life. She had come into my old shop, Marlys, and we struck up a conversation. With our goofy humor and love of all things vintage, it was easy to see the connection. Eventually, we met and continued being good friends to each other. It’s pretty fucking awesome that this “game” can make that happen.
So late last year, a series of unfortunate tests occurred and BAM! My Miss Shellbee has cancer. The good thing is that she found it VERY very VERY early. If you look at the American Cancer Society website, they say early detection really does save lives. Here’s a listing of all the regular checkups you can get, at what age, and how often they are necessary.
So it’s now the beginning of 2011, and my Miss Shellbee has a tough year ahead of her with radiation and chemotherapy. Luckily, by overwhelming her with love, text messages, borderline stalking her facebook, and now blogger challenges in her honor – she can know that she is loved from head to toe! Thanks Sylvia for making this challenge! I think you and I will be doing a lot of early detection coverage in the next months. Maybe I will film myself getting a mammogram.
*thinks about it…cringes* maybe not.
I loves you Miss Shellbee. Be Bald and Beautiful!
PS. I recommend the shop DeeTaleZ for a shaved head!