Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yes, it is that time again. That day I don't like and is filled with so much dread. Dread may not be the right word.................. FEAR is the right word. You see, this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yes, the month is almost over. I have my appointment this evening to get, not a typo. I go with a lot of anxiety. I can work myself up into a frenzy. The first time I went, I was changing into the lovely paper top that they give you and almost snuck out the back door.

I always tell all of my clients and my motto has become.....Labor and Delivery is not a place where ignorance is bliss...educate yourself.

This is where what you preach must be done. Talk the talk and walk the walk. The rubber meets the road or breast tissue lays on the cold plate, however you want to look at it. You see, Praise the Lord, my Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor. Her Mom was a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have watched MANY women who are Breast Cancer Survivors. I have educated myself and maybe know TOO much if that is possible.

I'm going this afternoon and this year I talked 2 friends into going with me. That way I can't back out. Last time I made an appointment, I cancelled it 3 embarrassing is that???? I have tried a couple of times but the answer was always NOPE!!!!! Gotta do it.
Therefore today at 5:20pm EST, I will be squished. I can do this because He is with me. He will not leave me or forsake me. He gives me the peace that I need and no matter what, I am His and He is mine. He already knows the outcome. PRAISE HIS NAME!!!!!!!

I'll let you know how it goes. Oh, and by the way, if you haven't gone to get your squishing this year....MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!!!!!!!!

Laboring with You (and being squished)
Doula Mama Pam
(This is as close as I could get to Pink, because of my background)


roadrunner201 said...

Good for you for bringing attention to this. We (my sis and I) have to force the issue with our mom every few years or she won't go.

P.S. Hope you hit your 6000. From another childbirth educator in training!

chadandnikki said...

Good for you. Yearly mammo's are key to Breast CA prevention. So very important, and so very ignored. Thanks.