October 13, 2008

October ~ The Squishy Month

Okay Girls...time for some serious business.
If you are near 40, have cancer in your fam or are just blessedly precautious October is the month for The Squish.
Here in the Shooter household we take this whole Awareness real serious.
Big Shooter's momma died of breast cancer when she was in her 40's.
His big sis is fighting breast cancer as I type this...she's winning.
My Grandmother has had a mastectomy on my Dad's side.
My aunt has had a mastectomy on my Mom's side.
I have several lumps "of interest" we keep a real close eye on.
Therefore, I have very regular Squish Appointments.
The first is the worst. You're not sure what to expect. You're nervous about the pain. But really, it's not bad...

And no one will be the wiser...

I jest. Really, it's not at all this bad. Please. Please make your appointment right now. Don't put it off for another moment. Take it from someone who's seen some cancer in her short life..."shoulda, woulda, coulda" is not an option.

Love Note to my Big Shooter: If I haven't told you lately Love, I am very, very proud to call you a Cancer Survivor. You are a real life hero. Thank you for your inspiration. I love you.

6 comments:

Flea said...

End of October is my appointment. Doctor's orders. It's what I get for being over 40. Glad to hear your sis is winning the battle. :)

Pat said...

My appt is Nov 3rd, I went on Halloween last year. I have a bad family history too as you well know. Happy to hear that your sister is winning the battle. Funny cartoons :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I wish my mother would go and have the squishing done. But, she won't! Drives me nuts. My great-grandmother died of breast cancer so it would be very wise of her to go... I just keep pestering!

Those comics.... HILARIOUS!!

-Andrea

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[Somebody Loved] said...

I do this every year around my birthday... I have had mammograms from the time I was 25. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 36. (after nursing seven babies)
I agree with Straight Shooter... go get squished! It's not that bad.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

Kristina P. said...

Man, that Chen guy gets around!!

And my mom's adopted, so we don't know her family medical history.

I'm only 30, but I should probably worry about this a bit more.