Monday, October 1, 2012

Going Pink for October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but believe me, I don't need a special month to be aware.  My precious Mama is a survivor and once you've been through the experience (even if only from a daughter's perspective), you're always aware.  Although it has been years since her diagnosis and treatment, there are lingering reminders--including lymphedema in her arm which resulted from her cancer treatment.  I am so grateful to still have my Mama.  I know that my God is the Great Physician and our Healer!  Despite that knowledge, I still do my monthly self exam and have a yearly clinical breast exam performed by my doctor.  Ladies, please speak with your doctor and take the appropriate steps to screen for breast cancer.  It may save your life, just like it saved my Mama!!