Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meet Kerri

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If you live in the United States, chances are good that you've heard that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I was honored when Kerri asked if she could mention a few of my posts on her blog.  She wrote a sweet post around it, too.  It's awkward to recommend a post in which she says enough to make me blush ... but if you'd like to read it, the post is on Kerri's blog.

When I was going through the process of diagnosing and treating breast cancer, I set out only to keep it real.  I wasn't "supposed to" get breast cancer:  I'm too young and I have no family history of it.  But there I was, facing a biopsy, surgery, and radiation therapy.  I wanted to share all I could, both the challenges and the blessings.  If you're new here and interested in reading the story, feel free to go back to my first post on the subject, Spilling the Beans, and read forward as much as you like.  For now, I will repeat my request from that post:
Would you do me a favor? If you are a woman, age 40 or over, and you haven't had a mammogram in the past year, please call your doctor and ask if you should. Yes, it's a little uncomfortable. Yes, it's one more appointment to keep. But for that small sacrifice, you might be preventing something much worse.
For more information, visit National Breast Cancer Awareness Month or the Breast Cancer page of the National Cancer Institute.

1 comment :

  1. so glad to see you on here..
    i miss you..
    hope you are doing good.. :)


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