My family’s gynecologist saved my mother’s life twice. When I was 5 years old, he discovered her ovarian cancer in time to treat it. My younger sister and I didn’t know what was going on. The treatment took a long time but, thankfully, she recovered, we grew up, and I didn’t really give it much thought. Youth and a protective family environment has its advantages.
I don’t think I even realized she’d had cancer until sometime in high school when I revisited old family photos and, seeing my mother hairless from chemo, put two and two together. While I was away at college, she made it through breast cancer too.
While October — traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month — comes and goes, breast cancer unfortunately, isn’t quite taking a long leave of absence just yet. It seems as though everyone knows someone whose lives have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another. Even with the knowledge that early detection — via mammography and breast exams — has improved the chances of surviving breast cancer, many women still fail to schedule their mammography exam and, hence, place their lives at risk. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Continue reading…
I just had to post this. I’ve held onto it for years because I so related to it when I first saw it and, have to say, still do. Ya gotta love women! Read this and lol:
There were 11 people hanging onto a rope that came down from a helicopter — ten men and one woman.
The rope was beginning to fray so they all agreed that one person should let go because if they didn’t, the rope would break and everyone would die. No one could decide who should go first so, finally, the woman gave a real touching speech saying how she would give up her life to save the others, because women were used to giving up things for their husband and children, giving in to men, and that, after all, men were the superior sex and must be saved.
When she finished speaking, all the men clapped.
Never under estimate the power of a woman.
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I adore my husband and I just love my dog/child more than anything on earth and under any circumstance. Most of all, however, I am wild about, respect and admire the women in my life to extremes I can hardly describe … but I’ll try. All these women are accomplished in their own right and/or generally overburdened with responsibilities these days.