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Pink Thoughts Thursday

October 8th, 2009 · 8 Comments

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I am joining in the lovely Christina’s Pink Thoughts today.

Pink thoughts are hard for me.  I want to stick my head in the sand and pretend that breast cancer doesn’t exist.  When October rolls around each year and I hear “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” I think, “Oh, crud, I don’t want to think about this.”  Several members of my family have had it, including my mom, so that puts me in the high risk category.   I don’t stick my head in the sand.  I do what I can do.  Monthly self exams, yearly mammograms, yearly ultrasounds, and since two years ago, yearly breast MRI’s.  I’ve had the BRCA gene blood test.  (It was fine.)

Don’t stick your head in the sand.  Take advantage of the technology we have today and do what you can to stay healthy.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 christina // Oct 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

    you are a beautiful and brave soul! i adore you!
    xoxo
    .-= christina´s last blog ..pink thursday =-.

  • 2 margie // Oct 8, 2009 at 9:33 am

    exactly. being aware is the only preventative medicine.
    .-= margie´s last blog ..love – to help =-.

  • 3 Puna // Oct 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I confess…I didn’t go last year. I’m going to make an appointment today.

  • 4 elk // Oct 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    yes..you are bright and beautiful like the flowers here…no head in the sand here!

  • 5 Katie in MA // Oct 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Good for you! My OB/GYN laughs at me. I have been asking for mammograms and ultrasounds since I was 27. My mom’s mom died of breast cancer when she was just 29 years old. That is really young. Her cousin died of breast cancer when she was the same age. So I am rather vigilant. I’d rather have someone laugh at (with) me than tell me he’s sorry to break the news…
    .-= Katie in MA´s last blog ..A collaboration of love. =-.

  • 6 patty // Oct 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    yes!
    .-= patty´s last blog ..Finding Peace =-.

  • 7 Relyn // Oct 11, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Good for you! I’m proud of you that you refuse to ostrich no matter how your heart longs for it.
    .-= Relyn´s last blog ..Pink Thoughts =-.

  • 8 Se'Lah // Oct 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    great post Gayle. So glad you are taking part.

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