Friday, 3 August 2007

For all you special women ...

A few years ago I lost a beloved cousin to breast cancer. She was in her early thirties and by the time the disease was detected it was too far advanced for any treatment to help.

I'm at the age where I get to have a mammogram every three years and I take advantage of it. I know women who don't. Okay, so it feels like having your breasts shut in the refrigerator door for a couple of seconds, but please, if you're reading this and thinking of foregoing the test - DON'T! You're too important not to have it. I always think of my cousin when I have the test, and in some way I feel it honours her memory.

Anne, I'm thinking of you today, kid. This one's for you.


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