Friday, September 30, 2011

Find A Cure

My grandmother had breast cancer - and though she survived, the possibility of it being hereditary was always in the back of my mind as I got older.  2 years ago, I discovered my first lump.  I tried not to panic as I made the doctors appointment, but fear can be an all-consuming feeling.  Thankfully, the mammogram showed that it was benign...still they continued to watch it closely for another full year to ensure it stayed that way. 

A few months ago, I went to what I thought would be my last appointment.  To my surprise, they located another lump that now must be monitored frequently.  As I walked out of that office and saw the dozens of women sitting in the waiting room, I couldn't help but feel fortunate & sad at the same time.  Every day there are hundreds, probably even thousands, who have the opposite outcome.  And the mammograms & ultrasounds I must schedule every 6 months simply pale in comparison to the treatments that countless others have to endure.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I am sharing my story to reinforce the importance of early detection.  As this month continues, I will be collaborating with some companies to host giveaways & feature products that are tied to this cause.  I hope you will join with me in support of organizations working to put an end to this devastating disease.  For those women who are fighting this battle & for those who have lost...let's never stop trying to find a cure. 



My Peace Of Food said...

Best wishes for continued health and happiness!

Fashion By Alicia said...

I lost my grandmother to breast cancer so it is always on my mind. So far everything has been fine but I always worry about it. I wish you the best with your health and thank you for sharing this story.

Real Girl Glam said...

Thank you for sharing such a personal story. My grandmother had breast cancer as well and I know it is so important for women to be aware of this disease. We have to take care of ourselves and work towards finding a cure!

Alysson said...

thanks so much for sharing this!!

Syl's Evermore Style said...

I am glad you found it so soon, my aunt also had breast cancer and luckily she was able to beat it to! My company is doing a Breast Cancer awareness promotion all month long too to be able to donate to research and help spread awareness.