My mother has been fighting breast cancer for the past 3 months. When I was told about the horrible news, "mom has breast cancer," I felt like my umbilical cord was been severed-sharp pain.
I am close to my mom all my life. I have lived 2 hours away from the homestead when I moved to set up my own life experiences. My mom and I had many family fun times. I am the oldest of 4 siblings. My mom gave birth to me when she was 17 years old, in 15 days she was 18 years old.
My heart is swelling and tears are swelling in my eyes as I write, as I think of her, and when I had my recent mammogram. I entered the mammogram office-OH MY-my emotions of sadness. The technician placed my breast in the machine,squeezed, hold your breath and I cried. My mom did not get a mammogram for 3 years.
Mom was busy caring for her elderly mother, who passed away last 6/08 at the age of 99. She forgot, she thought about it, she forgot, her doctor reminded her, she forgot and life circumstances took her away from doing her annual mammogram check.
By the time Doctors figured out what mom had, her breast cancer was a stage 4 in the bone. This makes her prognosis 50-50 change for recovery. Her pain is unbelievable-she is in pain misery most of the time.
My message to all women is make time every year to do a mammogram. Do your breast exam between time, because a lump can form before you do your next yearly
mammogram. Early detection means life!
I am sharing the Elizabeth Edward's story link by clicking my title, " honor your mom." Read her story of inspiration, and do mammograms.