I’ve got a small “thing” scheduled for tomorrow (as a friend of mine calls it) because of a finding on my mammogram from last week. It should be fine, according to the radiologist who spoke to me, what they call a low suspicion of malignancy. Intellectually I know that’s true, but in my heart and the pit of my stomach, I’m a little worried. But, truly, just a little. I’ve been through this before three years ago and that finding was benign.
So please don’t worry, I just wanted to let you know I will probably miss a few days of blogging, but after they wrap me with an elastic bandage to hold an ice pack on my right side and give me some pain meds I’ll be happy just reading your blogs!
It’s October 1 and Breast Cancer Awareness month, so, if you haven’t already, it’s time to get the girls checked. I would have my blog go pink for the month but frankly, I don’t think it could get any pinker, LOL!
I lost my mom to complications from breast cancer just over a year ago, so this is a subject near and dear to my heart. Ladies, this is what I’ve read and what my doctor tells me: please get your mammograms, they are still the gold standard for early detection. If you have a family history, talk to your doctor about starting mammograms earlier than recommended.
And beginning at age 20, start doing your monthly self-exams (make it fun — ask someone to help you) 😉