Sunday, March 27, 2011

My World Tuesday: Breast cancer Awareness

Kylie's photo, courtesy NZ Herald

we made these bracelets together.
Fellow blogger Ginny, posted a photo of a pink bracelet she and her grand daughter Anne Marie made.

I asked Ginny if she will decorate my bands for me?

I wear two Breast Cancer awareness pink bands.

People ask what is this, I tell them.
They then ask, why two.
So that it will attract you attention and ask.
It reads Share, knowledge, spread hope.

I was fortunate I only had two scares, I had two surgeries and my lumps were benign. So now I spread the message to tell women to have their mammogram done. It saves lives.

The Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, who recently marked five years in remission from breast cancer, broke down and cried during a television interview as she recalled the "really rotten dark moments".

The 42-year-old was interviewed by a veteran journalist and music critic, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, on the eve of her Aphrodite concert tour. Minogue was diagnosed with cancer in May 2005 and given the all-clear the following February.

The pop star also urged women to use "whatever means" they wanted to have children. In a previous interview, Minogue - who believes she may not be able to conceive naturally because of the cancer treatment - said she would consider adoption or surrogacy.


eileeninmd said...

Great post for Breast Cancer awareness. Thank God your lumps were benign, that must have been very scary.

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

oh...good thing that your lumps were benign, though you have to take good care of it not to be bump..cancer is a silent killer, so take good care of yourself always...thanks for sharing..

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Genie said...

Thank you for sharing your story and making this special post. I lost my sister to breast cancer and her daughter, a university professor, has had it twice. She had been cancer free now for over 10 years. I think I need to be wearing two of the bracelets, too...or maybe three. I am so glad you are cancer free.

Anonymous said...

i'm glad you're okay & i wish you well for the future
it's terrible, all these diseases we can get
i have never had a mammogram before, when are you supposed to "start?"

Indrani said...

This is scary, but I am so glad yours were benign. Take care friend.