01 October 2008

October is...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PB has personally been touched by breast cancer when MommaPB was diagnosed a few years ago when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Yes, MommaPB received routine mammograms which did not detect the masses in her breasts. Fortunately, PB's Momma was persistent with the doctors and insurances companies and she prevailed. A more precise MRI revealed what doctors confirmed through blood tests, the spread of the cancer in her breasts to a tumor on her spine (although this tumor is what forced her into see the doctor in the first place). Long story short, MommaPB went through chemotherapy and radiation and has been cancer free for about 3 years! She survived a double mastectomy and has since received complete reconstruction. Since this is a somewhat serious post, PB will refrain from making some of the more "joshing" comments she does on occasion with MommaPB. So, please help those in your life who could be affected by this disease (including men). There are few simple things you can do: 1) Click on The Breast Cancer Site daily, 2) Create a Celebration doll through the Celebration Chain with AstraZeneca, 3) complete monthly self-exams, 4) Eat a healthy diet, 5) Exercise on a regular basis, and 6) Stay up to date on current research and make small donations where you can-Education is powerful.

2 comments:

Erin said...

leave it to Momma PB to do some cancer ass kickin!! oops..sorry..u wanted serious...
u go girl!!

mikeyp said...

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1002082allergy1.html

Dear pb and lil,
The above article tells the very disturbing and chunky story of two high school classmates. One of the duo unfortunately suffers from a severe peanut allergy. In a salty move, the healthy kid "smeared the inner contents of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich" on the forehead of the boy with the affliction. While the incident resulted in no harm, it could have been deadly