#MyLeftBoob Makes its Rock ‘n Roll Stage Debut for #BreastCancerAwareness

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My left boob made its stage debut last night with my all-time favorite local band, Mighty Ploughboys. Not only do these lads kick ass on their various instruments, they are all humble, nice human beings and genuine good eggs inside and out.

My left boob, along with my right, has been in the spotlight when I used to play in bands- I sing and play bass- but it has never gotten so much attention as in the past few weeks for something so life-changing. In case you’re just joining us, I have breast cancer. I found out less than a week ago, purely by accident (read how here) and, ironically got the news on World Cancer Day.

Mighty Ploughboys were playing a benefit show Sunday night to raise money for Danbury’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and they let me hop up on stage for a couple of minutes to talk about my challenge to raise awareness for self breast exams. Find out how to join the WendiPopRock #MyLeftBoob mission at the end of this blog post.

I decided on Day #1 of my diagnosis that the way I will get through this fight is with humor and by writing so that I can help others. I’ve already gotten so many awesome messages from people who tell me how much my writing is helping them. Here are just a few:

“I have always admired your strong will and determination. Your writing gives people hope whether they have breast cancer or not! You have already saved lives by showing the importance of self-examination, which I know. I should do but don’t. Now I definitely will. Thanks for being a lifesaver and for always speaking your mind!” ~M.B.

“Cancer, especially breast cancer, has been an important issue in my family. Your writing is spectacular.” ~D.L.

“You’re blowing my mind woman- you’re amazing! Thank you for sharing.” ~E.B.

“I am in awe of the way you are handling this news. I couldn’t be more inspired, as I observe you taking control of your future and deciding to focus on the CAN in cancer. Please know that my spirit is with you – even if I can’t bring myself to do a left boob selfie! Love ya big and rooting for you all the way, lady!” ~S.S

“What an amazing and brave awareness campaign you are doing!!” ~K.P.

I’ve also gotten many messages from people who fought their own private battle with the “C” word and have said that they are glad that I have chosen to go public because there are so many people out there, male and female, who need to be reminded of the importance of self breast exams.
SO! Let’s get #MyLeftBoob trending on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If I didn’t find mine when I did it may have been too late.
All you have to do is:
  1. Take a selfie with your clothed left boob prominently displayed
  2. Post it on Facebook, Instagram an/or Twitter, tag me @WendiPopRock and hash tag #MyLeftBoob #CancerSucks
  3. Tag your family and friends so they will do it too!

Check out #MyLeftBoob selfies so far on Instagram, this is not all of them, just a few.

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Check out #MyLeftBoob on Twitter by clicking here.

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What are the next questions everyone keeps asking me?
  • WHEN are you having your surgery?
  • HOW MUCH of your boob are they taking?
  • WILL you have to do chemo?
  • WILL you lose your hair?
  • HOW are the kids?
All these questions and more will be answered in my next blog post. Be patient and stay tuned!
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“Stay calm and think positive!”

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