August 29, 2008
If you haven't already gotten this message from this blog, then let me put
it plainly:  
 GO GET A  MAMMOGRAM ~ EVERY YEAR!!!   If you can't afford
one or don't have insurance that covers one,
click here for a link
to one of the many organizations that will help you.  The best thing
that's happened since I was diagnosed is how many women have told me that
they have gotten a mammogram or scheduled one after hearing my news.
What's with the Ipod, you ask?  Well, I don't have one (yet), but it occurred to
me that it's another thing that's about the same size as the slice of tissue my
surgeon removed during my lumpectomy (see the bar of soap below).  I like to
make things concrete when I talk about them.  And I'm still stunned about the
size of the excised tissue.  So, I guess I'm trying to get it to sink in with tangible
analogies.