So, we are nearing the end of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Alright, already, I’m aware, having celebrated my 15th cancerversary in May. But here’s the thing. All over the media we are being bombarded with BCA — on the Today Show we are following the heroic journey of Julie London, TV anchorwoman and we see the picture of her bald and beautiful head on the cover of People magazine.
I hope this will make us take the matter of breast cancer more seriously. Don’t be afraid to check your own boobies for changes; that’s how I discovered the tiniest pea-sized lump in my breast in 1999 with my dear husband’s help.
And guess what? I am not out of the woods yet. In April, my yearly mammogram came back abnormal. My ultrasound appointment is just before Christmas. My dear husband will accompany me to my appointment because that’s what a man does, a man who loves you completely.
I hope and pray that I shall walk out of the examination room with a smile on my face and an audible sigh of relief. But if I do not; he will be there for me, to hold my hand to the next room for perhaps a biopsy. But I am getting ahead of myself.
If I can leave you with one message, it is do not be afraid. Do BSE, talk to you doctor if you have any questions whatsoever and trust, just trust.