The post you have all been waiting for - the one about my boobies!
Not really. Well, kind of.
At any rate, I hope this blog post helps raise awareness about boobies, and how they should often be checked for lumps, bumps and abnormalities, and how when you find one of those pesky lumps, bumps or abnormalities - trust your gut and get it checked.
I recently went through a twelve week long breast cancer scare. I found a lump, had an exam, and they ordered a mammogram and ultrasound. Those twelve weeks were spent waiting on the exam, waiting on the ultrasound and mammography (they were scheduled 5 weeks from my exam because they had to be performed on the same day), waiting two weeks to get the results, and they were the most terrifying, depressing weeks of my life. When I pulled the envelope with my test results out of the mail box, I opened it right there on the sidewalk, holding my breath and expecting the very worst news. A few moments later, I was running and leaping through my yard shouting "I don't have cancer!!!" and crying hysterically. I am very, very fortunate that the results of the mammogram came back normal, and the ultrasound revealed the lump to be a ridge in my rib. I literally felt the heavy weight of worry and dread lift from my mind, and felt myself coming out of the depression that I didn't know had held me captive since my breast exam in February. I hadn't realized I had been so sad and worried until I had the results in my hand saying that I was in the clear and in good health!
And I am going to put my good health to good use - and help raise money for breast cancer screenings!
I made this Mon-stor to raffle off! Tickets are $2 each and proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Affiliates who donate free breast cancer screenings to clinics so that uninsured women are able to get the screenings and treatments needed.
What does a Mon-stor do, you ask? They have a plethora of uses! Hang them in a car, over a hook, or on a door and fill with toys, books, art supplies, plastic bags, DVDs, Cds, video games, Legos, doll clothes, diapers and wipes, a change of clothes for road trips, snacks, dog toys, hats, scarves, mittens, socks - anything you could possibly need storage for, you can feed it to your Mon-stor!
Raffle tickets can be purchased in my Storenvy shop! You can buy one, or several for more entries!
There are other ways to earn entries, too!
Buy a raffle ticket (mandatory, no other entries count unless you have purchased at least one raffle ticket) - 1 entry
Share this blog post on your Facebook page and comment here to let me know - 1 entry
Tweet this blog post and comment here with a link to the post - 1 entry
Blog about Mon-stors and this raffle, comment here with link to blog post - 3 entries
The raffle is open from 5pm May 1st, 2012 to May 31st, 2012. Share it far and wide, my friends!