|A photo of me that I like! It shows me doing what I do best.|
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I probably know this month better than anyone. My mother's side of the family has a history of breast and other cancers. I have to admit I have not been as proactive as I should in getting physicals and mammograms. But I promised my mother I would do my best to get mammograms and stuff.
Last Saturday, the hospital offered a free breast exam clinic along with mammogram. I figured I could go for free while getting paid as a reporter. Mammograms are not comfortable. They are a little painful and I don't like showing the girls to a stranger. But I did it and went on to cover a festival, where I had the best hotdog and fries ever and a deep fried oreo.
Today, I got a call from the clinic. Apparently, there were some issues with the mammogram. So I must return next week for an ultrasound. They wanted to do it on Friday but it is my birthday. And if there is bad news to given, which I hope not, I don't want it on my birthday. This has been a crappy year. My birthday and my son's birthday are the only happy dates left.
I am sure everything will be okay and when I talked with my boss, I was very upbeat. But secretly, I am scared and terrifed. I know my family history and my odds are not good. So right now, no one knows except my boss, my buddy D and whoever reads this. Why upset my brother, aunt and others until I know more.
But this will be part of next week's worries. I am about to turn 39 and I am going to enjoy my day. And the rest, I will take one day at a time.
1. Deep fried oreos!
2. Being proactive.
3. Knowing I have a lot to live for!