Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mom.....Thinking of you......

Thinking of my dear mother today. She lost her battle with breast cancer 5 years ago today.

This year doesn't find me sad, just missing her. Missing being able to call her just to say hi or tell her of something silly the boys just did or said.

I could really use her kind words and support for my own mammogram screening process. I had my 2nd ever mammo two weeks ago and shockingly got a very generic letter in the mail stating results show I need further examination with a specialist. How's that for patient/doctor communication? So after the initial shock and thoughts of EVERYTHING possible ran through my head, I made the next appointment and go again next week for yet another squish and ultrasound.

Any ladies reading this, doctors say to start screening at 40. Let me tell you, I am not 40 yet and have had been screened twice already. Breast cancer doesn't care if you are 20, 30, 40, or 90; if it wants to find you, it will. We just need to stay proactive and ahead of this dreaded disease to kick it in the butt if it decides to find you.

On that note, I'm staying positive & hope my screening next week comes out clear and no signs of anything. What else can we do? Can't worry yourself sick, right?!

So, ladies.....go get your mammograms. While you are at it, grab a friend and make her go too and give yourself kuddos for your "plus one".


quiltsbylee said...

Teri, thoughts are with you today. I can tell that it is getting a little easier for you. I am so blessed to have my mom still and even more blessed that breastcancer doesn't run in my family. You did such a good job and the charity quilt and I know you were thinking of your mom as you were putting it together.

Jackie said...

I couldn't agree with you more about how important screening is. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm very fortunate that breast cancer does not run in my family but I still need to be diligent. I'm thinking of you and pray that this is all routine for you.

FabricsNQuilts said...

There are few words to help you through your times of missing your mom. You know you can still talk to her & most times you can imagine what her response would be.

You are an inspiration to share your personal story. Blessings