Monday, May 25, 2009

What a Boob

Hi Sweet Ladies, I know I've been a stranger lately. Of course, I'm still in a blogging funk, and while I would love to regale you with anecdotes rich in hilarity, I don't have any to share (many promises to get back on track shortly). What do I have for you today, though, is a reminder and warning.

I'm 22, and I have never taken self-examination or mammograms very seriously. Of course I've considered them important for older women, but not for myself. Over the last few months I have developed several hard, painful knots in my upper right breast tissue. The number has increased in the last few weeks, and in my hypochondriac head, I feel as though they've also grown in size.

I'm sure that these knots are nothing more than calcium deposits, or something else non-serious, but the discovery really alerted me to the need for regular physicals, a good relationship with your OB-GYN or internist, and excellent overall health. Thankfully I have many of those, and I was able to schedule an appointment for Friday afternoon.

Again, this post isn't "Poor Polka Dots," but rather my own personal BSA (blogger service announcement) to never be complacent or apathetic about your health and body. Stay well, dear friends!

I hope you all enjoyed a blessed and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

7 comments:

Ashley said...

haha, thanks for the BSA!! good luck at your appt, like you said, i'm sure it will be fine, but it's always good to eliminate a need for worry!

Preppy 101 said...

Keep us posted. Am missing your humorous anecdotes!!

Liana said...

good for you for making the appointment, hopefully they'll be nothing but you wont have it going in circles in your head right :) thanks for the BSA!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are good to post to make us all alert and be the advocates of our bodies- because if we don't stand up for our selves, no one else will. will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

kHm

USCEmily said...

Thanks for the alert- I sometimes am slack in checking myself out. To make you feel better, I have always read that lumps that are painful are not cancerous or anything, but I know you want to get confirmation of that!

Jessica Lee said...

My mother had breast cancer, and so I'm a regular checker! PS: I think I'm in a blog funk too, so I definitely understand! I did just post though, so I guess "Yay"

Dugout Daisy said...

Great post! It is so true, we all have to take care of our bodies and be aware to things like this! :)