Monday, October 15, 2012

Please Get Squished and Squeezed--PLEASE!

Today I got squished. I wasn't looking forward to it, but breast cancer is a killer. I know. Too many women dear to me died of breast cancer--young.
Several left earth before 40--the age we are advised to get our first mammogram.

So girls, just because you are younger than 40, don't think you are safe. If there is no cancer in your family, don't be sure you are blessed with good genes. Some of my friends passed away with their healthy mothers and grandmothers grieving by their bedsides. Please check your breasts and see a doctor immediately if you feel a lump. I beg you to do this so your name doesn't appear on my heart as one who died too soon.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We can do a lot to raise awareness: people run races for the cure, writers blog about being squished, pink is everywhere, women wear pink bracelets, pink nail polish, have pink parties in October. It's all good.

The most important thing you can do is not talk, but act. Go get that mammogram and then announce it to the world with your pretty pink toes.

Love you, girlfriends. I want to have you around a long time. Be a splash of serenity to me and comment on this post that "Yes, indeed, I had a mammogram this month."

Remembering my special friends now in Heaven. I write this for them and I write this for you,