Sunday, October 01, 2006

I am participating in The Boobie-Thon For Breast Cancer Awareness
click the ribbon to know more

I deliberated long about my contribution. I told other participants I blog with that I would only put in a photo of my younger boobies. I didn't find that photo.(not naked if you are wondering)
So I took a current photo of my 43 yr old boobies.
I thought that it was important that my boobies get shown.
In 1996 I had a lumpectomy. I was fortunate that I did not have Cancer(after the pathology was tested). There was a large(1/4) portion of one of my breasts removed anyhow.
In 1997 I had reconstructive shaping surgery done(without implant)
My boobies look good! No one would even know.
Maybe someone who is worried about their breast shape and is trying to hold off surgery, because they feel like they will not look good after, would change their mind if they saw my boobies look great!

Go to the site via the ribbon, look for my boobies in the pink. They are in a violet sparkly bra, and cuz they are covered anyone can view them.
But if you go, and can afford to donate to see the uncovered ones please do it!
I want everyone's Cancer Scare in the future to have the same outcome as mine!
We cannot do that without research!

I am doing this in Memory of my Nanny who died of Breast Cancer complications when I was 15, and my best friend Annie-Fanny who died of Breast Cancer at age 40, leaving her daughters behind, and alone.

(I hope you are teary now)


robyn said...

Thank you so much. I can't say that enough!

Clublint said...

I'm very glad that the lumpectomy came up clear and I commend you on taking the plunge and donating your pic.

If more women read your story and showed the same bravery then maybe we could stamp out death by breast cancer once and for all.

I had a scare a couple of years ago and didn't tell anyone that I'd found a lump. I eventually confessed to Jack who went right off the deep end when I told him I wasn't going to get it checked (I don't handle bad news too well) and he told me that I was selfish for not going and then listed the reasons as to what I'd be missing out on if I didn't get it checked. He only needed to say the names of my children and his own name before I was down at the doctors getting it checked and it ended up being nothing.

I was stupid, but also very lucky.

Deb xx