I recently found a lump on my breast and endured one of the most agonizing weeks of my life. On the day of the biopsy, I took to twitter to over share in hopes of bringing just a little more awareness to the importance of self exams and mammograms. The following is what I posted via @twokidsandafish on April 13, 2013:
8:13 AM - 11 Apr 13
Hello world, it's been a while. Don't have much time so will use a few
tweets to catch up because my life may never be the same after today.
8:17 AM - 11 Apr 13
See, I found a lump on my breast last Friday night which sucks because
it's not like you can go to the ER for this.
8:19 AM - 11 Apr 13
So over the weekend I had the unfortunate pleasure of waiting for 9am on
Monday to "get here already!" so I could schedule a mammogram.
8:21 AM - 11 Apr 13
Well that didn't turn out so hot either because today is the biopsy. And
like I said, my life may never be the same after today.
8:25 AM - 11 Apr 13
Why am I grossly over sharing such personal info?
8:26 AM - 11 Apr 13
While this may cause some to scream "TMI!" I'm hoping this
sounds the alarm for those who don't do self exams or have annual mammograms.
8:28 AM - 11 Apr 13
I just had my yearly mammogram in January and here I am four months
later... That's how fast things can change!
8:32 AM - 11 Apr 13
After sharing this with a few close friends and family members, I
learned some hadn't had exams in over 5 years. Unacceptable!
8:34 AM - 11 Apr 13
So think of this as a not so friendly PSA and get your damn boobies
checked!!! Monthly self exams! Annual mammograms!
8:36 AM - 11 Apr 13
The past 7 days have been hell but I've found comfort in the fact that
I've had my annual check ups and have stuck to my monthly self exams!
8:38 AM - 11 Apr 13
So if this turns out to be "something," (God forbid), then I
know I've caught it early.
8:38 AM - 11 Apr 13
If this turns out to be nothing, then I can look back at all the tears I've
shed this week and laugh my ass off!!!
8:44 AM - 11 Apr 13
So long for now. I'm going to spend the morning with my man. He's
amazing plus he makes the most decadent desserts. I think I'll keep him.
And finally, at 2:48 p.m.:
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