Saturday, October 6, 2012

For The Sake of My Daughters



While it's not confirmed that my daughters have the "gene", I'm still committed to learning more about breast cancer and what people are doing to help improve survival rates, provide options for treatments and what not. My daughters won't have to deal with this issue for many years but I want them to be properly informed. I can only ensure they know enough by arming myself with enough information.

I came across this article on the Huffington Post today which talks about the latest (2012) findings on breast cancer. It's a really interesting read which can help those who are pre-disposed to the disease by way of family history. 



Please follow this link to get to the article and spend some time reading it. It's really insightful.

On another note ... it's Sabine's report card day today. First time since she entered the big school! Normally, it's tough waking her up early on weekends but look!


She was so excited to leave for school this morning with her Dada. Unfortunately, my lower back decided to throw a friggin' tantrum today. It's been taking most of the crap as a result of my surgeries. If it could only speak, it would've thrown a lot of cuss words my way by now. 

It's the weekend, everyone! Time to relax, forget about work and just enjoy being with family!

1 comment:

  1. Terry Alcantara BayOctober 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    hi patty,my mom was diagnosed with breast CA when he was 45-46 and passed away 6 years after therefore my interest in this topic too. just thought you would like to know about Tig Notaro, a female comic who was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer on both breasts in August. I heard her on NPR today: http://www.npr.org/2012/10/08/162514763/standup-comic-tig-notaro?ft=1&f=13


    I first heard for on This American Life (also NPR) a few months ago and it was the funniest thing I have ever listened to . I dare you not to laugh while listening to this: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/464/invisible-made-visible?act=2

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