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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I Had Mine ~ Have You Had Yours?

Your Mammogram, that is!
I had mine today.
When was the last time you had yours?
I've heard some women say,
"I'm never getting another one!  It hurt!"
They don't really hurt ~ hurt, it's only a pinch for a moment!
OK - your decision - I'm not one to tell anyone they have to do anything.
My best friend in the whole world, sisters by different parents,
so close we could finish each others sentences,
Mutt and Jeff close,
tell any secret to, share those inner most thoughts with,
the one you cry, laugh, be honest and tell each other to knock it off close to.
Suzy ~ she died 21 years ago.
Never saw her son marry.
Never met her grandchildren.
She found the first lump ~ one side mastectomy.
11 months later ~ second side mastectomy.
4 year 11 months later ~ she knew,
she didn't want to go in either, this time it had spread to her liver,
and 2 places in her left lung.
After removing one lobe of the lung, over half of her liver,
4 months of the meanest chemo they had at that time,
she entered Hospice.
2 months later she went home to be with the Lord.
Suzy carried the cancer gene.
Her grandmother, mother, aunts, cousins, all had surgery for
or died
of breast cancer.
Cancer hurts worse than the mammogram does.
Go get yours done ASAP!



  1. There was an abnormality with my mammogram last year and I had 3 mammograms done. I will get one every 6 months from now on. I have a niece who is in remission with breast cancer.

    Thank you for this post Donna. I hope that many people read this and act on your advice.

  2. Thanks for the reminder Donna. It is important.


  3. Such a great reminder, Donna. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

  4. Amen, Donna! I am so sorry about your friend. It is so sad to lose someone and I KNOW what a good friend you were to her-even in those final days.

    I go every year and it is such a relief to get an "all clear". Now about that colonoscopy! xo Diana

  5. Yes a great reminder. I am sorry to hear about your friend.

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Had a lumpectomy and have been in remission since then, 7-8 years now.

    It is so important to take care of yourself and get a mammogram it does hurt but only for a few seconds. But it is worth it to make sure something worse like cancer is there.

    Ladies please get it done. :)

    Donna, take care, Janet W...

  6. As a breast cancer survivor, (10 years this summer!) I can ditto this reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow, this is an excellent post and a strong reminder!

  8. Donna, when I came here to see all the wonderful crafty stuff you have here on your blog, I didn't expect to see this post. I'm so glad I did. It was strong and powerful and so moving. My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear friend. We never really completely get over such a loss, do we?

    And now I'm off to browse the rest of your posts. :)