At lunch, I took a walk to blow off steam. No … I was sad. I took a walk to shake the cobwebs from my soul. Today will forever be known as sad sack Monday. My fictional short will follow eventually.
Anyhoo, as I made my laps around the level 5 parking garage, I read a FB article. Walking and reading made me dizzy and that’s why I cannot remember the whole thing. That and my memory ain’t what it used to be.
The title was eight myths about breast cancer. The two myths I remember are:
- wearing antiperspirants causes breast cancer
- wearing a bra causes breast cancer
Oh and as I write this I remembered one more
- only people with a family history get breast cancer
I will elaborate on the first two. I quit wearing deodorant when Lisa Scottoline wrote that she did. That is also when I quit wearing a bra. Because Lisa Scottoline wrote she biked braless and that it was ok to do so! In a recently Modern Family episode, Claire went braless to a Steely Dan concert. Lol!
Now I know what you’re thinking? I sure do. You’re thinking, Hmmm … 🙂
If you know me in “real” life, you’re trying to remember the last time you saw me. And if you saw me recently, you’re trying to picture what I was wearing. While trying to remember what I was wearing, you try to determine if I was braless and stinky. Lol! No worries, I am only braless and stinky on the weekends. I jest … not really, kind of, maybe??!?
And this is no joke. Breast cancer is serious stuff. My mother had a mastectomy when I was in 2nd grade. I wrote about that experience here. It’s why I have had a regular mammogram more many years … a baseline at age 35 and annually since I was 40. I even spring the extra these days for the 3-D version. Stingy insurance was supposed to pay after that first year but not yet … .maybe not ever. Shame on you insurance company that shall remain nameless. I believe am worth the extra $75 dollars even if you don’t!
As always, more to come.