Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Fashionably Late"

I realize its Oct. 6 which means for the past 6 days its been Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone and their mother has changed their FB picture to this one:

or something similar.

The reason I haven't written about this significant month yet is b/c I can't seem to find the right words.

My aunt has been in remission for 12 or 13 yrs now- Thank the Lord... she was very lucky they caught it so early. Ms mom has been in remission for 2 maybe 3 yrs now, she too was one of the lucky ones.

But not every woman is as lucky as these two woman in my life. Like, A close family friend, who died at the young age of 31 b/c she thought it was just a clogged milk duct... she had just stopped breast feeding her 6 month old. By the time they caught it she was stage 4 and it had spread to her lympnodes. She left behind a loving husband, a 1 yr old, a 3 yr old and a 6 yr old. So sad. That was 5 years ago- Today.

The National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health, estimates that, based on current rates, 12.7 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives<<< That Statistic is scary.

But you know what is even scarier? MORE women die from Heart disease then Breast Cancer every year. February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. It gets the shortest month & not nearly as much publicity. I am in NO way scoffing at Breast Cancer Awareness!!

Just try and remember to keep yourselves healthy ladies- Not just the boobies but your heart under those boobies too!

Do your self checks! If you feel or find any abnormalities call your GYNO ASAP!

>>Don't forget to voice your opinion--...What would you all like to see me talk about??

((I've see some bloggers do a Q&A; where readers submit questions and the blogger answers them))

Incase you FORGOT -or- missed IT ; I am giving away a [custom] piece of jewelry (check here for an idea) to the reader who comments the most throughout the month of Oct. I know that is a long time to run a "contest" but I hope since its custom that my readers will be more inclined to comment!!

The "contest" has started! Good luck & Happy Commenting! :)

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Thx for sticking with me [us]... the journey has just begun!


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Ashley Riggs said...

I just had my annual this morning and got the boobies checked out! Everything is good here! lol My momma is also a survivor of breast cancer.
For those who dont know... October 31st is the breast cancer walk in Orlando and this saturday is the breast cancer walk in Jacksonville! I'll be at both!

Nicole said...

Yes, what a great month for Breast Cancer Awareness! Everyone should get checked!! Our lovely ladies need to stay in this world!