Saturday, October 1, 2011

Push Up Your Boobies and Be A Big Girl


Get a mammogram ... you too ladies

My Mom (on the left with her baby sister Olga) died at 59 because of breast cancer. She sought treatment too late.


Early detection and treatment are vital ...



Lisa Deblanc-Smith, an eight-year breast cancer survivor



Breast cancer survivor Lauren Weaver, right, gets flowers and hugs from best friend and fellow breast cancer survivor Marti McHugh




Actress Christina Applegate is a young survivor of breast cancer. Realizing how unprepared she was for the diagnosis she started her own foundation directed toward younger women.


LIV.com  has many useful links. At the American Cancer Society you can find places where you can get an affordable (maybe even free) mammogram.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation continues to lead the effort to raise research funds.

So at some point this month do what you must or do what you can

and never forget

there is always ...

HOPE


here she is as Dr. Hope tending to Mickey and Olivia




BE BRAVE

22 comments:

Ron said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post, Dianne!

LOVE the overall pink tone!

Touching photos you've selected. Made me very emotion. And what a lovely image of your mother and sister. How beautiful they were.

And of course....dear Hope!

I had a close friend in Florida who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31 years old. Luckily, they caught it in time and she is now a 18-year survivor!

Have a wonderful weekend, dear lady.

X to you and the gang!

Jinksy said...

Check it out, ladies! The best way ♥

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, beautiful post, Dianne! Thank you!
Big hugs to Hope!
Sylvia

ds said...

Wonderful post with an important message. And yes, there is always Hope, adorable as ever!
Thank you.

Rambling Woods said...

This is a lovely post Dianne. I just heard an ad for women without health insurance who can get a mammogram and gyn exam for free...I just had mine....

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You cannot be alive and not have had cancer touch your life in some way---sometimes clkoser than others. Really lovely and important Post, Dianne...Thabk you for this...
AND, look at that wonderful outfit dear HOPE is wearing....My goodness she ius growing up so fast--Or is it that time is moving at a galloping pace for me these days....
Anyway...there IS always HOPE! Gve her a big hug for me, and take one for yourself, too....

DJan said...

Dr. Hope just made my day, along with this wonderful and moving post, Dianne. My mother and sister both survived breast cancer, after a fashion. Blessings to all of us women all year long, but awareness of breast cancer is crucial to effective treatment.

So sorry to hear of your loss when she was so young.

Linda Reeder said...

Breast cancer has hit my family too, with the death of my sister-in-law at a very young age. She left behind a husband and two young children.
Hopefully we'll find cures for Dr. Hope's generation.

Tatiana said...

Very touching post, and thank you for writing it and sharing such a beautiful photo of your mother - may she rest in piece, and her sister...

Jeni said...

Very good words, Dianne! And, while thinking about mammograms and getting them scheduled etc., don't overlook lots of other tests that should be done on a regular basis too -like those not-so-lovely but very needed colonoscopy tests! My Mom died of colo-rectal cancer 32 years ago next week most likely because she refused to see a doctor on a regular basis, therefore, no tests, no chance for survival without those things! I know because I'm now an 8-year survivor of colo-rectal cancer as well as a one-year survivor now of endometrial cancer too! I've lost both my parents to cancer, an uncle, an aunt and many friends as well. With the many tests now available, as well as many methods that can be employed to effect a cure, cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence but you have to get these things checked out to give yourself a darned good fighting chance first!!!

HermanTurnip said...

Is this the month when the NFL players don pink during gametime? I thought they just recently did that, or is time slipping away from me as I get older?

Au and Target said...

When I saw your heading I had to laugh because I have a rack sufficiently large to guarantee that if I fall over I won't break my nose. I'll just bounce :-)

Good post on cancer; I believe that hope can help heal sometimes. What a shame about your mum. We're purring you're not too depressed today.

Daryl said...

my yearly squoosh is this Saturday, the radiology group I use recently started Saturday hours for mammo and sono visits .. YEA!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post! And a good reminder -- I do that stuff when we're here in Oregon -- it was easier than finding new Drs and labs and stuff in Florida.

And PS: I don't have much to push up but I still need to be a big girl and go do that thing ;>)

Marg said...

What a terrific post. I need to get myself in gear and do a post.I have breast cancer but am all right at the moment. So I really want to do this. Have to go look for some pink things.
Take care and thanks for those wonderful pictures. They were fabulous.

Sleepypete said...

Spotted this yesterday while continuing the "what bits are out there for my next PC ?" thing :

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/NZXT-Phantom-Case-breast-cancer,news-36587.html

Very pink. Very pink indeed.

Jim said...

Dr. Hope is a cutie! :) Good advice, Dianne. Now be sure that you and your family follow it.
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jabblog said...

Timely post, Dianne. Mammograms are free in UK.

Paz said...

Wonderful, inspiring photos. Beautiful mom.

Hilary said...

Great post, Dianne. Thanks for keeping us ... abreast of things. ;)

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