it is a happy day. but it is also a reminder to all ladies [and some men???]. check your boobs regularly!
the story. my half-sister [same father] was diagnosed with cancer of the breast this past February.
it was detected after her first mammogram at the age of 40. it was only her FIRST mammogram!!!
in the past 7 months, my sister’s positive outlook on life and the stage one situation never wavered. The support of her husband of 17 years and the rest of their family and their 15 month old puppy Kwando has been strong and constant, she is now able to say she is Cancer FREE!!!!
this isn’t the first time that the beast of the breast has infiltrated my precious and priceless world.
my 89 year old nana [mom’s side] is a cancer survivor – they were radical in treatment when she got it….age 50ish??? they lopped off the boob. obviously they got it. obviously she’s amazing and hilarious…because at 89 she isn’t sure why she doesn’t have that boob. love her.
my aunt [mom’s side] was diagnosed with cancer of the breast a couple years ago too. Her’s has been a battle. But she’s amazing and wonderful and funny as heck and she’s beating odds and i believe living C-FREE as well.
due to the family history of the BIG C attacking such lovely ladies – my boobs are getting squashed in that mammogram machine five years earlier then the recommended age of 40. And if you’ve been following this blog and doing that math. That trauma is only 4 years away.
In the meantime, I have 4 years to religiously feel myself up on a monthly basis to make sure nothing is infiltrating me. FilmGuy offered to help me accomplish this feat. i said only if i get to do it to him. fair trade right?? 🙂
Happy day everyone! And don’t forget to CHECK YOUR BOOBS!