What If You Had a Lump?

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I was going through my email today, it gets deep fast so I have to constantly sift through it. But to be fair, I have several email addresses forwarded to it, so it’s the culmination of a few. Anyways, I came across one that I wanted to share with you. It’s your link to a free Women’s Health Calendar for 2009.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/2009Calendar/

This is a Women’s Health Calendar that you can send away for and it is free. They only allow ONE per person. It’s a great FREE calendar/journal, full of information about and for women. It talks about topics of interest to us such as health, nutrition, life etc…
I advise all of you to order ASAP. Most women don’t find out about this book until Nov/Dec. and by then they are usually out. So you have an early heads up.

Click on any of the links below or copy and paste into your browser to get this great calendar/journal.
http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/2009Calendar/
http://www.4woman.gov/pub/2009Calendar/

So now you have a link to get a handy tool.

I wanted to mention again that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s important that everyone understand that the odds are not in our favor. It’s important to start doing regular check ups on your breasts for lumps. Go to your doctor for regular physicals and well woman checkups and men, go get your physicals and wellness checkups yearly as well. It’s important because we won’t live forever and quality of life is what’s important, not quantity.

Here’s a link to loads of information about Breast Cancer on Wikipedia. I learned on the radio this morning about Christina Applegate’s preventive mastectomy last year. While you would think Breast Cancer would only affect women, men are no exception, Montel Williams at 19 years old had the same procedure performed on him.

Me, I would like to think I would be strong and go through whatever I had to in order to rid myself of the disease, but I am almost 100% sure I would be a basket case. It would scare the Hell out of me and that’s only the beginning. I love my hair and my boobs, they’re a prominent part of my appearance and I think I would have a BIG problem with no longer having either. Likewise if my best friend or any of my sisters were to face this.

We’ve already had quite the scare with my youngest sister Sarah. I have never wished to be in someone’s place more than I did when she was being treated for Cervical Cancer. My boss’s wife lost her hair in her ongoing battle with Mesothelioma, you can read more here. They’ve been dealing with this now for almost a year! It was either a few days before or after Halloween that she went to the hospital and I believe only a few days later when I put together the site so that they could chronicle her struggle publicly, for her friends, family and for any one else that might benefit from the posts. That’s four people I know directly that have dealt with Cancer in my lifetime, too many.

So I ask you, what would you do if you found out you had a lump? Have you or anyone you know faced this or any other type of Cancer?

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