I bet that title got your attention, didn't it? Good. I wanted it to. This is some serious stuff.
We all hear about October being Breast Cancer Awareness month but do we take the time really think about it? What it means to us as women. How serious this can be? You know when we were kids we always thought when something bad happened that it couldn't happen to us. And if you're honest...you still think the same thing. Well, I'm here to tell you it can happen to you. It'll turn your world upside down.
|Mom is such a fighter!|
Some aren't so lucky ... like my friend Ashley.
|Ashley - 1st chemo treatment|
- just look at the beautiful smile!
If Ashley were here today, she would tell you to not be stupid (because Ashley wasn't shy - she told you how it was) and that you needed to do self breast exams. And if you even think that you feel something, anything - go to the doctor. Don't wait. Call right away.
I know it's scary. I'm so paranoid. The thought of going through what these two women went through terrifies me. I don't know if I could do it with the grace that they did. I also don't want to not do anything and then have my kids grow up knowing I didn't fight to stay around for them.
I am begging you to please do self-breast exams and have mammograms. This is a matter of life and death.
To learn how to do a self-check go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation website . Do this once a month (at least) in the shower or when laying in bed at night. Mark it on your calendar. Just do it!