Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello all you gents and ladies out there! Just wanted to talk briefly about something serious for a moment. As we all know, October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness. Recently, I went for my very first mammogram. Something I’m going to continue from here on out. Now that I’m 40, I’ve decided to take another step towards better health. One can never be too safe.

When I went for my mammogram, I initially was a little apprehensive to be honest with you. Why? Because it was something that I had never done before and I always heard they were quite uncomfortable. Depending on the situation, I guess anything could be. However, my experience wasn’t frightening at all. Everything was extremely professional and not painful in the least bit. Also, the clinic staff were all very kind.

A few days later I received my results that came back with a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for a very dear friend of mine. A few short years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent treatment and came out with flying colors. Then, as some time passed, the cancer had returned…. spreading to other parts of her body. She continued with the fight, as strong and beautifully spirited as she was, but sadly the cancer eventually won. It’s been nearly two years since her passing and losing her is still as painful now as it was then. Even though I watched her health decline, I’m still very grateful for every moment that I was blessed to have with her. She was a great mentor to me, a radiant beacon who shared her light not only with me, but with everyone else as well.

Breast cancer is very serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Early detection is the best prevention!