As I was leaving she asked when my last mammogram was taken. I stopped. Oh! I have no idea how long ago that I was in the horrid machine. At that time I thought I should never like to do that again! As I stood there, clamped down and getting radiated, I had prayed that I would not be forgotten if we should have an earthquake!
"I believe - I was ---40 when I had my first and only mammogram!" I said. Plainly I could see that she was disappointed in my long-time neglect. Tomorrow I will be having my second mammogram (thirteen years later).
I am not a firm believer in yearly mammograms, believing the exposure to radiation to be worse than neglecting these tests to at least ten years apart. I callously told her, "If I get a lump, I will hurry in and have it removed." She was saddened and said, "Oh that just about makes me wanna cry to hear you say that, my Mom just had a lump removed two weeks ago." I felt like a jerk!!!! I apologized several times for my flippant words and I learned the importance once again of controlling this wild tongue.
I was visiting blogs and ran across this Click to Give Free Mammograms. They sell pink ribbon stuff there too, I thought these "organic" socks were cute. All sales and clicks contribute to helping ladies who cannot afford mammograms to get them done for free! Please visit.
My husbands Mom, Jan, is a breast cancer survivor. I made her a pink pearls bracelet and necklace set to add to her "pink" collection. I wish I had a picture of her wearing them! I didn't take a picture before I mailed the set out to her in Florida.
For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. From James 3.