When Maggie left, my infusion nurse, Karen (who was also Maggie's infusion nurse), asked me if I saw Maggie on the news last night. No! I exclaimed, And she's in so much trouble for not telling me about it!
Well, this is what Maggie gets for trying to hide information from a girl and her blog (wink, wink).
I admit, this video is a bit outside of my cancer cocoon (i.e., some of the information scares the crap out of me). But if Maggie can be brave enough to be in the video, I should at the very least be brave enough to watch it -- even if I only have one eye open. Because even with that one eye open, I am slowly starting to see how important it is to raise awareness among young women about this disease.
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Yesterday's New York Times also included an article about breast cancer incidence in young women. I won't lie, the hair on the back of my neck is standing up over a particular sentence in here that I will not repeat. It's absolutely terrifying though and I'm jumping back into my cocoon now. If you're like me and don't want to know this stuff, do not click into the article. For you brave ones out there, you can click HERE.
Finally, for any of you who want to keep clicking (or just end on a brighter note), here's a quick link to a prior entry, Meeting Maggie.