I had tried to be “good” and get my annual mammogram at the same time every year. My mom had breast cancer (38-year survivor!) so my sisters and I knew we were at risk. I kept putting it off a little more each year, getting it later and later, until my annual October exam was now in April!
I had finally gone in April 2007 because the pain in my breast was waking me up at night. In my heart I knew it was breast cancer. The pain turned out to be nothing, but there was an irregularity deep inside that caused concern. I had the biopsy, and was given the news on Friday, April 13th that yes — I had breast cancer.
When people say to me that Friday the 13th was really “bad luck” for me I get the chance to explain it was the BEST of luck as it was discovered very early on a routine exam! Here I am, five years later, and I am doing great! GET YOUR ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM, it can save your life!
You can say what you want, but I truly believe angels were pointing to the cancer by providing the pain that made me get off my lazy rear end and get my mammogram!