Monday, June 18, 2007

The Next Exciting Event in my life

Scheduled for Wednesday this week, the next exciting event in my life: my bi-annual mammogram. Oh, sorry, you were expecting maybe a trip to DisneyWorld? Not this year.

Last Thursday was the six-month anniversary of my mother's death from breast cancer. Yes, I still miss her, and yes, I'm still angry that she never had a mammogram. If she had, she would still be dancing, and reading to her fourteen great-grandchildren.

I can't believe the number of women over sixty who have told me they 'don't need a mammogram at their age'. I'd like to fire their doctors!

FACT: the older you are, the more at risk you are for cancer. MORE not less.

Haven't had a mammogram? GET. ONE. NOW. Your family will thank you.

And so will I.


MerylF said...

Blast. Something else I need to do.

Thanks for the reminder.

Pandababy said...

You're welcome. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for scheduling your mammogram - I love Aussies - stay healthy.