Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Breast Cancer Awareness

Friday was "Breast Cancer Awareness" day, or something like that. Toddler Bank took part in a fundraiser for it. In honor of the occasion ...

I did one of those self-examinations that women are supposed to do monthly. I hardly ever do this, not just because I'm lacadaisical about my health (which, admittedly, I am) but because I've never known what the heck I'm supposed to be feeling for. Lumps? What do you mean, lumps?

My breasts are lumpy. My breasts have been lumpy for, as far as I can remember, as long as I've had breasts. How am I supposed to notice one more lump in a mass of lumpy tissue? When I was young, this process petrified: "Oh my lord," I thought, "my whole chest is a mass of tumors!" I've since been assured by doctors and nurses that my chest is fine and that I would "know it if I felt it". The former was reassuring but the latter isn't. Am I the only one that feels this way about the process? Does anyone know how you dotell?

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