Wednesday, October 20, 2010
If you're a regular at Sonja's you're bound to have met Judie, an avid cropper, wife, and mom of two boys, & baker extraordinaire among everything else. I'd like to share her story (with her permission)
This is National Breast Cancer Month...And here is my story…..
I had my yearly check in May and 3 weeks later I found a lump in my breast during my self exam. I went for a mammogram, ultrasound & biopsy. Saw a specialist who sent me for MRI. Then back to the doctor to review my MRI.
They found a shadow on MRI so I had another ultrasound & biopsy July 1, and then surgery on the 2 spots. The 1st was fine, but the 2nd was LCIS (Lobular carcinoma in situ pre-cancer cells). Mine however is invasive & w/ my family history I will be having double mastectomy next month.
The reason I am telling this is neither spot would have been picked up on a mammogram if I hadn’t done self exam. Gals check yourself every month.
We all know someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer and what moves me about Judie's story is how quickly the lumps developed and how she found it herself. We can't underestimate knowing our own bodies and advocating for our own health.
Here is an excellent resource for breast self exams
Now meet Vicki...she's a survivor and founder of Pink Link!
Please leave a comment on the blog to if you'd like to opportunity to receive one of these kits. I'll choose at random on November 2nd...Judie's surgery date!
Hug someone you love today!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I only have supplies for 10 kits to be sure to order yours soon.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here's some of that other stuff. Can I just comiserate for a moment?
I am at the shop on Monday, my one day off so that one of my walls can be ripped to shreds to handle the neverending leaks from my neighbor that shall not be named becuase I have nothing good to say about them! Maybe, just maybe this 18 month ordeal will be over with soon? Here's hoping!
And then, there's the paper....no, not this paper....
On the bright side, I did some creative work over the weekend and have put together my first kit project. I've had lots of requests and I can't promise how often I'll be able to design them (since I have all this other paper to deal with) but I'll get them out as often as I can. This kit will feature a double page spread, a wall hanging and a card assortment designed by me and feauring the Blackbird Collection from My Mind's Eye.
Ta ta for now,
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Start at the home site where there will be instructions for visiting the first blog. The first blog will then have the instructions for the 2nd, and so on!
If you visit all 31 blogs and leave a comment at each, you'll be entered to win a prize package from Paper Secrets.
Some blogs might offer their own prizes for visiting their blog who comment or become followers. They'll put details in their own posts.
You have Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday October 15th - 18th to particpate!
Ok, I'm getting back to work!