I need to request a general message board but until it's here, I'll use this section.
When I arrived at Coffee Time Romance today and read "Save a life, squish a boob" I broke out in laughter. So did my husband when he read it.
But then I sobered. Breast cancer is very serious.
I lost my mother to breast cancer twenty-two years ago. She was much too young to die, only a few years older than what I am now.
My heart aches for her. I miss her so much. I still get teary-eyed thinking about her and how she died much too young.
I'm sorry for her and I'm sorry for me. I'm sorry for my two youngest children who never met her. I'm sorry for my grandchildren who never met her. I'm sorry she never met them.
Just today I received a letter from my insurance company telling me I'm overdue for a breast exam. Oops! Of all people, how could I forget?
Not only did I lose my mother, a friend at work has been fighting breast cancer for the past five years.
Breast cancer isn't a pretty way to die. Mom was in a lot of pain. She didn't want to leave her loved ones so soon. She was scared to go.
So please, take good care of yourself and get checked often. Monday morning I'm going to schedule an appointment to get my exam.