This one is for the girls! Ladies, have you got your annual mammogram yet? If not, have you at least scheduled it? IF YOU HAVE NOT..pause this read, head on over to your phone and make your appointment!
I wish someone would have been persistent with my Mom. I wish I would have been persistent with my mom.
Lumps are scary, bottom line. If you self-check and discovered a lump, my best advice would be to get it checked immediately. DO NOT WAIT. Save yourself some heartache and ease your mind.
Save your loved ones some heartache and make yourself a priority.
I interviewed my Mom, who is sharing some advice on her experience and battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, an incurable and recurring disease which she refused to accept.
“I would make a point of getting yearly mammograms and not put them off. I would take my general health more seriously by getting routine wellness checkups and physical exams. Before my breast cancer diagnosis, I thought I had my priorities in order, but I realized after the diagnosis that I truly didn’t. Because of the diagnosis, I realized what’s really important in life and I try to help others realize the same.”
She closed by saying,
“If you are diagnosed with breast cancer or any form of cancer, it is important to remain positive because cancer is already a negative. I really believe that a positive attitude plays a major role in overcoming and beating this negative disease. Mind over matter and know that God has your back. Trust in him no matter what!”
I always come back to reality when my mom and I get on the topic of a somewhat dark time in our lives.
I remember those days I cherished every second I was with her and clung onto every word she said- afraid that my time with her was coming to an end.
I have stated countless times that my mom is a strong woman. I’ve seen her at her most vulnerable, holding her helpless in my arms when she thought her days with us were numbered.
I’m sharing this with all of you not to make you feel sorry for me or ask for sympathy. I feel as though God bestowed this journey on my family for a purpose…to be a symbol of hope to those of you who may be going through this.
We hear you and we are here for you.
I will always be the daughter of a breast cancer survivor.
One of the things I promised God as I pleaded with Him to save my mom, was that I wouldn’t stop spreading awareness. Here I am almost 7 years later keeping my promise to Him.
Help me and join my in spreading awareness this month. It’s the key to survival.
I love you, Mom.