Monday, 27 April 2009
~ GOT BREASTS ???? ~
If you have then you should read this.
My gorgeous friend of over 20 years is in facing surgery today as i type. A double Mastectomy. Her name is Ally (Grum to all of us who know and love her) and she is my Hero right now.I am inspired by her energy,laughter, positive attitude and overall determination that she is gonna KICK SOME SERIOUS CANCER ASS (sorry if you think my use of the word ass was crass but i think its called for on this occasion).
Below is a message Ally posted on FaceBook and im sure she wouldnt mind me posting it here. I know she wants to get the word out and help as much as she can.
Post #1 Allison Lavey wrote on April 14, 2009 at 8:11am
I am a 36 year old girl who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was not detected through scans or a mammogram but by me squeezing my nipple and a small amount of discharge coming out. The books I have been reading stress that not enough information is out there on the correct way to do your monthly checks. Squeezing the nipples gently should be included in every check! Had I not done this the outcome would have been fatal if I had left it just another 2 weeks. The cancer has spread that far that I am having a bilateral mastectomy on the 24th of April. Just 6 weeks after I found the discharge. I urge you to let every female in your life know about this. Squeezing is just as important as feeling for lumps. I hope I can save someone from the agony and frustration I have had to endure over the past weeks. Allison
Until Ally told me this, i had never squeezed my nipples when checking my breasts...i just DID NOT KNOW.How many other woman dont know that?
This past weekend Ally hosted a BOOB VOYAGE party to say goodbye to 'her girls'. Just look at this cake ! I luv it.
They raised over $600 that night for Cancer research! Full SNAPS to everyone i say !
So today Ally faces the C word head on and i know she will be fine. She is a gutsy gal AND she has the most precious angel watching over her....Our beautiful friend Sharyn whom we heartbreakingly lost last year to Cancer. We know Sharyn will look after her.
So, today Ally, my biggest ever hugs are coming your way and my heart is so full of love and admiration for you.
Ally and her lil cherubs.
NOW GO FORTH AND KICK ASS GIRLIE !
AND ALL OF YOU GO AND SQUEEZE YOUR NIPLES !!!!