Guess what month it is?
It is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time for me to get all "lecture-y" and tell you all about it and how much it sucks ass and how much it has affected my family and how much I want everyone in the world to stop smoking and how much I want harmful chemicals to be replaced with roses and lemons mixed in with a little bit of vinegar.
But I will keep wishing until I can no longer wish.
My daddy had lung cancer and I cannot stress enough how horrible it was to watch him go through it.
My daddy passed away April 17, 2012.
It will be forever known as the worst day of the 365 days in the year for me.
This is a picture of my Daddy as a young boy.
I know. He was the cutest.
Still the cutest.
Most of the world believes that smokers are the only people who will get lung cancer.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong, my friends.
The truth is, that the rate of new lung cancer diagnoses in people who have never smoked is rapidly increasing.
No one gets a "free pass" with lung cancer.
Exposure to harmful chemicals.
Second hand smoke.
Any of the above affects most of us, which means that we are all at risk.
And if you read the statistics, it is effing scary.
Maybe next week we can discuss them.
But in the meantime, be very aware of the air you are inhaling.