Friday, April 9, 2010

Save the Ta-Tas


Let's talk breast health for a minute....

CHECK 'EM OUT and FEEL THEM UP

How many of you do breast self-exams every month??  (Yes, men can get breast cancer, too...)  I've done it a couple of times in my life (literally a couple of times).  My husband told me that's what he was doing more than once, but I don't think he had breast health on his mind at the time. :D

I don't know this from personal experience, but it's my understanding they all feel lumpy.  That's why you've got to do it every month...you need to know what's normal for you, so you can detect what shouldn't be there, if that's ever the case.

Listen, it's not only easy, it's necessary. 

Here's the link showing the how-to's for the serious types.


Here's the link for those of you, like me, who would rather laugh a little bit... (it's a little long, but the "exam" starts at 3:50--and although it's funny, it's also informative.)  This video, on the other hand, is just plain funny.


And, for those of you who just don't want to do it yourself....these guys are more than willing to help...

AND...SMASH 'EM DOWN

If you're over 40 (or younger, but have a family history of breast cancer), in addition to the monthly rub down, get a yearly mammogram.  At the very least, get 'em smashed every other year.  

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Yes, for those of you who read my last post, this is the thing I'm not going to worry about....one of my girls has to go get smashed again today because they apparently didn't think "flat as a pancake" was good enough the first time!  
 
My mom had lumps removed...and then survived not one, but two rounds of breast cancer --because she's a SERIOUS over-achiever!  Consequently, I had my first mammogram at 30.  I had to go back because they wanted to be sure to document every millimeter of tissue.  A few years later I had the joy of doing it again because I had some "issues" that had to be checked out.  A mammogram ended up not being enough, so they did an ultrasound.
  
I went in a few weeks ago for my "now-I'm-40-so-I-get-to-have-my-girls-tortured" smash-down.  They gathered up all my old tests....and compared them to what they're seeing now...and today they're going to take a closer look.

The only thing that I'm NOT going to be worried about is the fact they have all those old studies to look at....is there something new in there?  

And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span? Luke 12:25

Okay....I'll let you know what they don't find!!

1 comment:

  1. AMEN and I'm standing in agreement with you!

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