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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

As you can see by my SparkPage, I am a breast cancer survivor. I would be remiss if I didn't post a blog reminder that:

Ladies, please go get "the girls" checked out. Promise me that if you haven't had a mammogram in the last year that you will go THIS MONTH. As an incentive, most places give free gifts if you have your mammogram in October. I got a nice lanyard for my work ID badge & a nice water bottle to take to the gym last year. And, as things turned out, that mammogram changed my life forever. Mammograms are not fun & they are a bit uncomfortable, but early detection is key!! Trust me, I know from experience. A few minutes of discomfort is so much better than the alternative.

Guys, you're not immune. If you have something wacky going on in that area, don't be macho & think it'll just go away on its own -- go have it checked out ASAP!! My poor brother has a higher risk of breast cancer because I've had it.

Sooooo, just so we're clear:

so that you can:

Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I loved your Blog! Thanks for sharing. I remember
    so well in getting my Mammo in October 2010. I
    had no clue that I might have BC! Later in Oct.
    I had to go back and get an ultrasound. Then,
    a biopsy after that. Sure enough, I had a small
    tumor deep in one breast. I could not feel it.
    In early November, I had bilateral mastectomies.
    In November, I will be a two year emoticon emoticon survivor!
    2740 days ago
    NILLAPEPSI, I had my first one last month and I was very proud of myself. I had been dragging my feet on this for years. I decided when I joined spark that I would take care of all aspects of my life. I had a mammo, pap, UI test, and weigh in with my doctor once a week. It is time to be the one to take care of me and nobody has to take care of me but me. Thanks for the reminder, it took hearing I should get one over and over and over to get into my think head.
    2741 days ago
    I go every year on my birthday, isn't that a great present? Go get mashed! emoticon
    My maternal grandmother had breast cancer, so did my mother, and I had a scare two years ago. I don't mess around with anything in the "tata" area! emoticon

    2743 days ago
  • DEE1221
    Loved your blog. Is is so very important to have a mammo. Thanks for the reminder.

    I had mine done September 24th and I'm OK for another year. I've had a breast biopsy, been on the 6 month plan (mammo twice a year) and had to undergo more than the usual squeezes by the machine. All well worth the words "you are good to go, everything is ok". My grandmother had both of her breasts removed so I know how important it is.

    So glad that you are a survivor!! emoticon emoticon

    2743 days ago
  • ANJELIA1968
    One of our local hospitals is having a Mammothon. They are giving a free Vera Bradley gift. I've never had a mamogram (at 44 I am overdue) but I think I'm going to do it this month.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    2743 days ago
  • GINNJEN1974
    Great blog to spread the awareness
    2743 days ago
  • KWEENIE777
    On my way! Thanks, you are emoticon
    2743 days ago
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