Don’t be a Boobie…July 24, 2007
From Anal Glands to Secondary Female Glands…
Went for my yearly yesterday.
This appointment begins my yearly check up even though I am 35.
I got my first mammo at 30 because of the history in my family.
I hate these things.
I cry every time I go and I fear the worst. But I think of my mother and my daughter and my husband and gorgeous women like this and I go. For them and for me. It pays to stay observant.
And I wasn’t even gonna write about it but…
I read this yesterday and I want you to read it too…Go. I’ll wait. Then come back.
Isn’t she amazing? I am in love with her.
Mammograms aren’t the only way to check yourself.
Stay on top of this stuff. It’s mandatory. (Click that link, I put it there for a reason)
I never used to deal with it. I used to ignore it because I (still) have this fear that it is inevitable for me. But I am learning slowly that if I keep on it, I can take preventive measures for many things….
Did you know there is a blood test you can take to see if you are a ‘carrier‘ of breast cancer?
What do you think of that? Would you take it if it were a possibility? What would you do if you happen to be a carrier? What is the preventive steps after you get the results of that test?
The Mammographer asked me if I was taking that test yesterday. So nonchalantly. It threw me. Her aloof attitude made me queasy. Especially after she told me I was extremely cystic! Like it was nothing. These are my boobas lady…handle them with care!
So I cried before the screening and I cried after. And now I will pray they don’t call me in for more images. They always ask for more images. Always.
And I will begin to check myself monthly.
Yes. I will begin.
Because I have not done it regularly. Ever. Once maybe. That’s it. I know.
But I won’t be a hypocrite. I will check myself if it means you will check yourself.