I am climbing up on a small soapbox.
One I haven't ever climbed on before because it hadn't really affected my life. It had been there in the periphery but not something that had touched this close to home. My attitude towards it was well... lackadaisical. It seemed so far off, until I realized I am now in my (gulp) mid thirties and these things need to be a priority.
Reality comes fast when it affects three friends (two my age) in my life in the last month. Three women in one month.
Three women who through self examinations found lumps in their breasts. Three women who took the initiative to see their doctors and get a diagnosis. One of these women was diagnosed with breast cancer. The other two are having further tests done this week.
So, ladies we need to be diligent about going to our yearly exams as much as we dread them. We need to be diligent about doing self examinations. As busy as we all are with little ones at home or jobs or just life, we need to take the time to take care of ourselves and be aware of any signs our bodies are giving us.
Okay, stepping down off the soapbox now. I will return to regular blog programming tomorrow!