Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Whilst I wait for the clinic to advise me of an appointment for my first mammogram since my mastectomy last year, I cannot emphasise enough the importance of getting any irregularities or abnormalities in the breast checked out.
Mammograms are uncomfortable, but not painful as a rule, and Breast Cancer is not a death sentence.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. They are painful to me but I still make sure I get the mammogram and ultrasound every year.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Just do it (thank you Nike). And thank you Di for this important reminder! ❤️

  3. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. murisopsis says:

    I am waiting for my appointment. Because they were closed for several months there is a backlog of appointments to fill. I think I might be higher on the list so maybe before the end of the month??

  5. The last time I went, maybe a month ago, they had a new machine that was much faster and less painful! It didn’t pull all the skin and pinch like the older machine.

    • I never realised I had so much upstairs until they squashed it all on the plate. Should take half the time now as they only have the one side to do. Working on that as they’ve reset the clock for my 5 year watch.

  6. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    So important!!!

  7. You’re right. Early detection saves lives.

  8. uniboobie says:

    You’re so right. Check check check xxx

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