Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thanks for the Mammaries

I'm sorry, I had to do it, really, I'm sorry, I just had to.

It has been brought to my attention that there are still those of you, some very close to me, who are still procrastinating on the mammogram and in general, being proactive with your health.

You have read blow by blow what I've been going through, and let me tell you, this would be a very different blog if my tumor had been detected even a year or two ago.  I have met so many Sisters who were diagnosed early and only had a lumpectomy -  no chemo, no radiation.  Big diff.  Miss a day of work then get on with your life.  It ain't the diagnosis that is so hard, it's what happens next.  It's the treatment and the worry and the uncertainty.

What a difference an early diagnosis makes.

I have been going at this since early April.  It's now October.  With the exception of a few shifts in August, I have not worked since May 1 and have been on short term disability since then.  I will probably be on disability through January if not longer.

I'm asking you, this Monday morning, call and schedule your mammogram.  Get your annual physical if you need it.  Get your Pap Smear if you are due.

Get her done.

If it were your kid, would you delay?

If it were the dog, would you delay?

Get her done.

Please.

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