- donated money through my local grocery store
- purchased several “pink” products where profits go to research
- prayed for those I know and those I don’t know who are fighting this terrible disease
and last but not least
- I went to get my overdue mammogram this morning (I only skipped it last year because I was nursing the sweet baby)
I had my first mammogram at age 35 to get a baseline reading and then every other year starting at 40. My first appointment, I was filled with anxiety due to all the horror stories I had heard & read over the years about the dreaded mammogram. I do not like pain and avoid it at all costs. Imagine my pleasant surprise when it was not only pain free but quick and easy. I guess it might be because my “mammories” have been thoroughly “broken in” (read here – never to be the same again) as I have nursed multiple babies for a grand total of 8 years and have experienced the intense pain from “barracuda” babies, cracked & bleeding nipples and breast infections or perhaps it is because I have extra “fatty tissues” (finally fat that comes in handy) or maybe my pain tolerance is better than I thought. (I doubt this is the case!) Whatever it is – having a mammogram is a “no brainer” in my book….and even if it was painful, I would still do it!
This morning I was “in & out” in less than 15 minutes and because I went during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – I got a free bottle of pink nail polish. (which I will never wear as I am more of a bold cranberry, bronze or muted mauve type of girl, on the rare occasion that I even wear fingernail polish) but my “girlie girls” will LOVE it!
(the puffy dark circles under the eyes today are from staying up far too late working – 3:30am – forgetting that I had an 8am appointment. Can you say …nap needed?)
Are you current with your mammogram? If not – schedule that appointment today.