I’m no stranger to Cancer.
My Nana was a 5-time survivor.
(Note I didn’t say 6-time.)
And so I’ve been careful. I’ve gone for my annual exams.
I’ve done breast exams.
But only once in a while. Maybe even fewer than that.
A couple of weeks ago my Aunt found a lump during a self-exam.
It was cancerous.
She’s scheduled for a partial mastectomy.
I’m praying/hoping/wishing for the best possible outcome.
And I’m taking this as my wake-up call.
It’s time to be more vigilant about self-examination.
I need to remember to check myself monthly.
My doctor once told me:
“Once a month,
Pay your bills.
Check you boobs.”
Easy enough, right?
I vow to remember and do a monthly self-examine.
Will you please too?