Bwah-hah-hah-hah!!! Boo! This may be the month we celebrate ghouls and goblins, witches and warlocks, psychos and sickos but what is truly scary about this month is the staggering statistics about the numbers in breast cancer. They are one in eight for women!
My mother was a breast cancer survivor and although she has passed, before she did, she reached the five years free mark and thankfully, it was not the cause of her death. My sisters and I know we are at greater risk than most women because if it. A couple of years ago, I had my first scare and had to have some EXTRA titty-flattening procedures to dispel my doctor’s doubts, but last month I had my first regular mammogram in a couple of years (I’d had to have “special ones” prior to that.) It was a wonderful feeling to get the thumbs up.
A few days ago, I was informed by my soon-t-be daughter-in-law that I’m going to be a grandmother and I am SOOOOO excited and looking forward to it. Now I know I can face this next mile marker in the road of life with anticipation and joy rather than trepidation and sadness. I cannot stress enough, especially wives and mothers (and grandmothers!) how important early detection is. So please, please, all of my readers, get checked, get involved, donate your money, time, wigs or even the special bras for women who’ve had to go through a mastectomy.
Now I must get. ready for my last day at ACL (Austin City Limits Music Festival) and ugh!!!!!! It’s only about 7am this Sunday morning and it’s been raining for hours. Not looking forward to a very muddy day!!