Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wait, you're saying this DOESN'T make you think of breast cancer?

I added more stuff to this post since this morning. So scroll on down and check it out!
(You know, if you want to.)

I wrote a blog post in my head right before I went to sleep. It was awesome, and funny, and I couldn't wait to get up and write it.

And now I can't remember it.

But because I feel like writing something, here is my recent facebook post:

(Oh, come one. You know you smiled.)

I am not exactly sure what this has to do with Breast Cancer. Self exams aren't the first thing that comes to mind when I read these status updates.

But hey, it's amusing and kind of naughty, and that is never a bad combination in my mind.


Speaking of self exams, have you ever discovered a lump in your boobs? Because I have.

A few months ago, I was feeling myself up in a medically approved way, when I noticed something new and unusual.

And it scared the crap out of me.

I knew it would probably be fine. I knew it was probably nothing, or at least nothing cancerous. But I also knew that while unusual, breast cancer is not unheard of in 25 year olds.

Plus, my mom died of cancer, and so I just kind of assume I will, too.

I made an appointment, and went in for my very first breast exam. The doctor was female, but I didn't really care at that point. A homeless man on the street would have been welcome to my boobs if it meant I could get my answer.

(Don't worry. They never even offered)

A few hours later, the nice doctor set my mind at ease. I did not have breast cancer. But she was very glad that I had been checking, because that could have just saved my life.

"Relieved" does not even begin to describe it.

I don't think I will die of breast cancer. But who ever does? And so from now on, I plan on being very friendly with my boobs.

And I cannot recommend that enough.



Donda said...

Mine went something like "I find it rather burdensome but if I must then whereever is closest". My inbox has been inundated with the instruction email;/

Anonymous said...

Woot woot! Way to take it to another level, m'dear ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't check myself often enough. Thanks for the reminder. And good for you for not ignoring it.

Sara Strand said...

I don't check myself enough either and I really should since every woman on my mom's side has died of breast cancer and my mom has had lumps removed. So yeah- I'm the statistical retard not doing her part. I actually don't think I'll die of that, but I'm totally dying of a brain tumor. I just know it.

Unknown said...

I gave you an award today! And why? Because you make me laugh.

the thrifty ba said...

my update would be 'while reading life in the pitts'
glad you are ok too!
i always assume that i will die of lung cancer (from living with smokers most of my young life). but on the topic of breast cancer, it runs in my family...for the MEN! that is right-the boys get it. and since men never ck themselves, my greatgrandfater and his son both died b/c of breast cancer. my other uncle and his son both had lumps removed.
ive never been so happy to be a girl...

Mongooseholly said...

I hate that facebook stuff at the moment. It's got NOTHING to do with breast cancer awareness.

viewfromdownhere said...

I am horrible at remembering to check myself...I know I should since my grandma lost a breast from breast cancer so I know I should. Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder . . . and I'm not sure the FaceBook updates really do anything either. Unfortunate.

Chantel said...

I'm glad you got it checked! and that it wasn't anything to worry about. That's great!

and you really should be more friendly with your body. Just sayin' :-P

That facebook thing is too funny

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