Friday, October 28, 2011

Check Your Cha-Chas: A Twitarded PSA

In our usual uber-timely style, I bring you a very important message that I found in my in-box at the beginning of this month:

Hello,


Just wanted to ask if you would remind all the girls who read your blog to feel their boobs this month. It's October, breast cancer awareness month. :) I was diagnosed last year when I was 24, and 14 weeks pregnant. I am doing fine as of now but it's a horrible experience and goes to show that cancer doesn't care how old you are, if you have family history, or whether or not you breast fed your babies.


I have been following your blog (secretly of course) for about two years now and adore everything you ladies do!


Thanks ;-)


-Rachel

You can read more about Rachel's story and say "Hi!" at her blog, I'm a lucky one.

Men, you need to check yourselves, too.
(Rob, if you need help, we're here for you. j/s. Because we care.)

Need a little more motivation to get those hands of yours on your ta-tas??? I think I have something right up the Twitarded alley... Make sure you watch this all the way to the end - you'll thank me later - 





This app seems like a lot more fun than that mammogram I keep putting off, says the Twilight fan of a certain age...

9 comments:

  1. STY- My Great Aunt had breast cancer and opted to have a double mastectomy, and a very close friend of mine had breast cancer (single mastectomy) when she was 32.

    It doesn't discriminate, that's for sure. I feel my boobies quite a bit. BUT now they're saying that isn't always the best preventative measure, because a lot of women don't know what to look for. SO, do your research girls, IF anything seems off, see your Doc ASAP!

    xo J

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  2. A, I love that video. B, I found lumps at like age 16 - turned out to be nothing (other than a seriously too-high daily intake of caffiene) but I hightailed it to the doctor then and still keep a close eye on them. Better safe than sorry.

    PS, do they have a Droid version of that app? I want.

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  3. I was watching Eclipse when I checked the blog during a part I didn't need to give my full attention to (read: a part that Edward wasn't in). I decided to go ahead & do my breast exam - because I have been meaning to start. Then I realized how it would look to an outsider...me watching Rob on TV while touching myself....well, wouldn't be the first time I guess. Nevermind.

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  4. An excellent PSA. And Ruthaford has a body, yo! Damn, old man! I'm happy to check my melons if it means I get to stare at yummy boys...

    That lead guy...Anthony? He's got some seriously dark nips. Can't miss 'em. Sheesh!

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  5. I'm forever absently squishing my boobs when I'm home. I hope I don't do it when I'm at the office but that might explain why people think I'm so weird.

    Great PSA, STY!!

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  6. Love that PSA!! Must get app now and remember gurlz....TLC!

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  7. On Sept 25 I participated in the Susan B Komen Race for the Cure in Coeur d'Alene with my daughter. I was abit nervous about the 5k walk. It was my first time and I think I'll do it again!

    There was ALOT of information at the booths and the hospital had a display that you could touch so you would know what to feel for. That helped me.

    I have had several people in my family die from other cancers than breast cancer. I was amazing to see all the people out there to support this cause. That was alot of PINK that day!

    So, I think I'll save this video and watch when I check my ta-ta's.
    Another great PSA brought to you by Twitarded!

    TLC Ladies & Gents! LOL!!

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  8. Excellent PSA ladies. Glad I'm not the only one who thought the 'doc' had a hot bod too! ;-)

    Manohman! I gotta get me that app! And I'm gonna be squishing my bewbies at every opportunity from now on!

    (As it happens, one of my very close friends had a mastectomy last year. It gave me the chills when she first told me that she was going to have to have the surgery, but I've learned a lot from her. The major thing being: I don't want that to happen to me...)

    Thanks for the reminder!

    CC x

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  9. A good friend of mine was just diagnosed two weeks ago. I go every November for my mammogram and check every month.

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