Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My new banner and why it's there...

While checking out the latest on the Kimkins Dangers blog, I noticed a pink "Breast Cancer Victory" banner on the main page.

You will see that I have added the banner to my blog, as well.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2001 and underwent 3 operations, the last being in December of 2001. During the last operation, I had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction done on both breasts. It was not a cake-walk, believe me. The "up" side of the whole ordeal is that I am as "perky" as an 18-year-old now, which, at my age, is nothing to sneeze at :^)

I consider myself so lucky that I am still on this side of the dirt.

I rarely think about my bouts with cancer (cervical and breast) until I see an ad campaign or banner. When I do, I am reminded of my friends who were not as fortunate as me and lost the fight. May they rest in peace.

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Princess Dieter aka Mir said...

I am so glad you beat the big C. After a scare with my first mammo at age 35, thankfully, the excised mass was just an adenofibroma, all my mammos have been clear. My sister, too. So, hey, I rejoice.

I hope you and your perky bosom live a long and healthy life.

The Princess--with the saggy bosom over here....

Medusa said...

Thanks so much, Princess!

I'm so glad your (and your sister's) mammos have been clear.

Now...if I could just find a way to get rid of the 30 to 40 hot flashes I get daily, day and night :^)

It sucks being a woman.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear this you beat the big C.Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, or as I often say, “Early detection-early survival.”

Medusa said...

Thanks so much, Sue, for your kind words. And you're so right..."Early detection, early survival."

Again, many thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.