I’ve finished my exam written task that kept me away from blogging for the past few days, even submitted it electronically. What’s left to prepare for is my oral or verbal examination which is tomorrow. But never mind the exam now, I just have to do this very important exceptional tag from Rozella. It’s about spreading the word about the Breast Cancer Site and by clicking the pink button as many times as we can. If the site gets 8 million clicks in June, their premiere sponsor – Bare Necessities – will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms.
I do have my own little story of a possible cause of breast cancer. One day when I was still in Davao, I discovered a little lump on my right breast while taking a bath. Thought it would be some kind of cyst, I went to see a doctor. But he told me to wait for a couple of days and see if it would get hurt or enlarge or something. It didn’t hurt though, during medical examination. When I told my work colleagues about this, one of them was alarmed and incidentally found a lump on one of her breasts. She went for a medical check-up and she was surprised when the doctor told her she needed a surgery for the lump that turned out to be a cyst. And thanks to me, she wouldn’t had detected it if I hadn’t told about mine. But the little lump on me just disappeared like a bubble in the air.
My story didn’t end up there. A few years after I moved here, I discovered the little lump again, on the same side of my breast. Scared of what it might be, I went to the doctor and got a sched for mammogram. Oh, how I hated it! Mammogram hurts! I got the result immediately but the doctors could not see possible signs of a deadly lump. So they sent me to the next room for ultrasound examination. Then the doctor said it was “vattencystor”, which if I may translate in English, “water cyst”. The doctor then pricked a very thin elastic needle right into where the water cyst was and drained it. Glad to say I haven’t noticed anything more like it after that.
According to medical experts, a breast cyst is often painful but benign. But by ultrasound, the cyst can be examined if it contains solid nodules which can be determined if it’s pre-cancerous or cancerous. Thinking about this, my colleague and me had done it right by consulting a doctor when we noticed those lumps, or else…God only knows…
So Sweetiepie, Farah, Ging, Joy, Maiah, Jessie, Amor, Bojoy and Irel – let’s help save someone’s mother, daughter, sister and friend. Please join me in spreading the word about this cause in the blogging community.
P/S: Don’t forget to click as well. Thank you…
Thanks sa tag, friend. I can’t imagine the pain of mammogram, sobrang sakit nga daw talaga. My aunt had her left breast taken almost 7 years ago because of breast cyst. Nabangga yta sya somewhere at dun tinamaan. She took it for granted kasi wala nmn syang nararamdaman. When she read an article in Readers Digest about Breast Cancer she went to her doctor and have herself checked. She was surprised to learn that she had one na pala, according to the tests done at her.
Anyway, I’ll post this tomorrow. As usual friend, nagloko n naman si Jurassic ko, hehe. Pero this time, dahil sa alikabok sa loob ng pc. Madumi na pla yung cpu fan kaya ayaw mag boot, puro long beeps lang. Now lang ulit tuloy ako nkpag online. 🙂
Amor, so sad to hear about your aunt. Ganun nga, wala ka talagang mararamdaman ni konting sakit ng cyst. At kung meron naman ay ibig sabihin medyo malala na. Ack! unexplainable talaga ang sakit ng mammogram at ayoko nang ma-experience uli yun.
Hehehe, mabuti at alikabok lang this time. Napaka-sensitive talaga ng computer ano, alikabok lang ayaw nang umandar. 🙂
Assignment done, friend. Inabot na naman ako ng syam-syam dito… nagloloko pa rin kc si Jurassic. Pagreretire-rin ko na to this year! 🙂
OMG Marlene… that must have been so scary for you. I’m just glad that both you and your friend are okay.
I heard that the older machines were really bad because it makes you hurt like hell, but the newer machines are very gentle.
Rozella, yes, and I was worried about what the result might be.
I don’t know if it was the older machine the hospital had in 2003 but it was a pain, really, I don’t want to experience it again.
Award!!! For all your good efforts 🙂
Thanks for the tag my dear. Actually I’ve just done this a few days back. Check it on my memes and awards blog.
Have a nice weekend…are you done with your exams yet?
Oh, we must have been tagged the same day, hehee….
Yes, yes, yes! I’m done with my exams and I’m satisfied with the result. 🙂 Thank you, have a nice weekend, too.
Kanina pa ko nagcli-click dito sa pink button na to. Napudpod na daliri ko sa kakli-click. Pero dahil kaibigan kita eh magcliclick pa ko ulit. Padalhan mo na lang ako ng band-aid na imported from your place. Hehehe!
Fren, bait-bait mo talaga. Hahaa! Pare-pareho lang naman siguro ang itsura ng band-aid, at malamang na hintuturo mo lang ay napudpod ay padadalhan na lang kita ng bilog na band-aid. 🙂