I AM so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers. (And Anne of Green Gables...sigh...love that book!)
I am also so glad, and oh so thankful, to live in a world that has came so far in the advancement of breast cancer treatment and to have my Mom and Aunt Wendy (both breast cancer survivors/thrivers) here with me to celebrate this October and more to come. We have a strong family history of breast cancer and they have lost their grandma and two cousins to the disease.
I went for my yearly mammogram a couple weeks ago and am happy to report my results letter contained normal results. I pray for those whose letters contained other news.
If you have never had a mammogram and have a family history of breast cancer, or are age 40 or over, I would strongly encourage you to consult your doctor and schedule one this month. They are only slightly uncomfortable and the feeling only lasts moments. Early detection is key.
I would also encourage those who purchase breast cancer awareness products to do just a bit of research to see how much money, if any, goes to actual breast cancer research or funding for breast health services. There are great products out there.
October is a month of pumpkins and it's a good time to think about the health of the two "pumpkins" your body was blessed with : )
Wishing you all many more Octobers~