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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

We interrupt this blog for an important message...

Yep, mine is this morning.  I've had an appointment every January since I was about 36.

My great aunt on my mother's side is the only identified family member having had breast cancer, but as we have quite fibrous breasts, the regularly scheduled check-ups started early for my sister and I.

I admit, I'm lucky because the squish and squash doesn't bother me much, and after having two children, I'm not squeamish about baring the girls when necessary.  I know there are those that are uncomfortable, and hey, that's okay.  Just don't let a few minutes of discomfort stop you from taking care of yourself. 

You are important. Always.

The fact that I live in a smaller town and the same, familiar, amazing nurses have been doing the procedure since I started helps a lot, too.

Mark a reminder on your phone, on your calendar, on a sticky, but just make sure you take care of you, too!


  1. Thanks for the great reminder. I'm in the same situation you are (1 great aunt diagnosed, fibrous breasts) so I go religiously. Just to ease the hassle, I schedule my gyne exam for the same time and take the whole day off--a day out with the girls, so to speak. I eat a nice lunch, usually with a friend, buy new bras and something just for fun, maybe indulge in an activity my husband doesn't care for. So while I still don't enjoy the mammogram, the other stuff gives me something to look forward to as well.

  2. That is an awesome way to do it Nikki!! I admit, I did go shopping after, too LOL.

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I was in my early 30's when I was labeled...'dense boob'. I have been going every year.