Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tomorrow is a Busy Day

Tomorrow is full of appointments. I will have to get up at 4:30 am to take my husband and the neighbors to the airport. Then, at 8:30 I have my yearly mammogram.

I am probably one of the only people in the world who says to the technician to press harder....what ever they need to do to get the clearest shot.

I know a lot of people worry about it. I don't. I look at it as reassurance, that they will catch something if it is there, and if not, then I get another year.

Do I like it? No, not really. Yes, it hurts. I think if men had to have them on a regular basis, we would probably have less expensive, and less painful methods to take a look. So in the meantime, I'll just grin and bear it... Going to court with my daughter for her traffic ticket is probably going to be a whole heck of a lot more painful in the long run. Repeat after me: "This is only temporary. "

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Army of Women

I owe everyone here a HUGE apology....time has gotten away from me and I've fallen off the blogging wagon. I'll try to be better.

Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a neat breast cancer spot, the Love/Avon Army of Women.

There's a lot of good information there, even if name is a tad sexist. This is a problem my cousin's husband faces ALL the time---he's a guy who's had breast cancer and has pink shoved down his throat all the time and the assumption that all breast cancer survivors are women, but that's fodder for another blog.

One of the coolest things is that they are taking information for a HUGE online survey and following people (men and women) who have had and who haven't had breast cancer. They hope for it to provide meaningful answers because they hope the sample to be big. The survey is called HOW For more information, check here Kind of a cool concept and I'm all for gathering the largest sample possible.

Another thing they are currently offering is the Army of Women necklace which I think is pretty cool. It's only $5. For more information on this, click here.

So, be of good cheer. This is a new year and I pray it will be a good and healthy one for all!