Monday, October 03, 2005
Monday morning stuff....
My SIL's ( well, 2 of the 3!) Patsy ( where we spend most Saturdays) Janet ( Hubby's twin, and wife to "River BIL") and me!
Yes, I know I said I'd be back here after I went to the Dr. Well, they just called and rescheduled me. Seems something came up, so I'm spared the pain for today! Anywho, I thought I'd do a little preaching today:
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. As you all know,I've been dealing with that "beast" for the last year. And although I've finished my treatments, and am healing from reconstruction, my fight is not over. Did you know it will be 5 YEARS before I'm officially declared "cancer free"?? 5 YEARS! and though I'm optimistic that everything will go fine, there is always the chance that it may reoccur ( as Tig can testify). So I will continue to do my part in the battle. But I'll always have that "Sword of Damocles" hanging over my head. Now, here is where you all come in:
I want every one of you show someone how much you love them. If you are a man, take your wife/mom/sister/friend to get a mammogram. You women of my age, get one yourselves. Take your Mom/sister/friend with you. Make it a party! Lunch, mammo, shopping! If you're younger, do the same for one of the above. Check your breasts weekly. (for the Guys- this should be a fun task for you!!! :-p) I don't want to see ANY OF YOU go through what I have. If you catch it early enough, the chance of cure is 98%, and you won't have to go through 1/10th of what I did. I didn't catch is soon enough. I had all the excuses: it doesn't run in my family, don't have time to get the test, Yada,Yada,Yada. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID! I just can't say it enough-
GET TESTED DAMN IT!
I love each and every one of you. I would come to you and hold your hand if I could. But this is the best I can do at the moment. Go, get it done. And notice up by my profile, I have a new link. Click on it, and there you can click to fund mammogram's for those who can't afford it. Save yourself, and then help save someone else. It's a battle we all can win. But I truly hope with all my heart you never have to wage it!
Ok, Off my soapbox now. I'll be back later with our regularly scheduled silly stuff.
Peace and Love, KC
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