Saturday, October 28, 2006

Susan G. Komen Foundation needs your help!!!

I am having somewhat of another good day in spite of the fact I was up from Midnight until almost 5:00 am this morning....my body was exhausted but I couldn't get my mind to shut down for the night....popped a xanax and managed to get in a couple of hours of sleep....I'm sure I will be napping most of my day away later.....but all in all, I feel much better after this round of chemo than I did with the last one.....now let's see if I can make it through this weekend without falling down and going BOOM! lol lol lol

When I was first diagnosed with BC, I wanted to read everything I could get my hands on, since my surgery (8-16-06) I didn't want to read one more thing. I had come to the conclusion that BC had taken enough of my time and effort and body parts and I didn't want it to become "everything" about me. So I put away all my reading material, then when October came around I was flooded with BC commercials due to the fact that October is national BC awareness. I have to admit I changed a lot of channels and so many shows did their own telling of BC. For all the awareness it raised I am eternally grateful, but when I had those blissful moments of forgetting what I was dealing with, I found myself getting upset being reminded of it constantly.....this too did pass and I am back to finding ways to promote awareness, to find a cure and to help other women who will be on the same path as me.

So yesterday's post was about signing a petition to stop drive through mastectomies, today's post is going to direct you to the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Foundation..... Once again Congress needs to be reminded that all women should have access to lifesaving screening and treatments and with the cutbacks that they want to make to  Medicare regarding this issue will make it almost impossible (financially) for our Older American Women on fixed incomes....please stop by and read up on it and if it moves you to do so please fill out your information and send the form letter to your Congressmen and Congresswomen.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation | Take Action: Be a Champion!

Thank you so very much for caring about me and other BC patients who are trying to find their way to becoming BC survivors!

Love,
Kimberleigh

16 comments:

fisherkristina said...

i sent that site on to others.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Thanks for the site info...Big hugs to you...try and get some rest this weekend!  TerryAnn

promiseluv372 said...

I do their race for the cure every year (usually held here on Mother's day) even when I could hardly function I did it.. it's an annual thing my sister, neice and I do.  Nothing will stop me from doing it.  I try to get as many "sponsors" as I can.
It's a great foundation!

I find the sleepless nights to be the worse, silence makes my mind go crazy with worries, wonders and worse... I gave up fighting those nights and get up and do soemthing.. puzzles, computer games, paint.  Klonopin worked for me too lol.  Hang in there .. you are always in my prayers!
Luv you,
Promise

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candlejmr said...

For you, my dear, and for all women who have to battle this terrible disease, I will most certainly visit that petition and sign my name!

((hugs))
Jeanne

pbaldrey said...

Good luck with your nomination.
Pete
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pbaldrey/PetesPlace/

schnozbeary said...

Hang in there..... I signed the petition... lost my granny to BC....and for anyone lurking... get a yearly mammogram!!!! YES, It IS That Important....!!!! Penny

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kbeatty99 said...

My sister had these moments.  I was her escape plan.  She would call or come over and we would do stuff completely unrelated to BC.  It was what I could do for her to help.  It gave me a job/purpose and I was grateful for that.-k

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delela1 said...

The Komen Foundation has always been in my top five.   So hard to find reputable charities these days and yet I've always been impressed with this one.   Hope they will always be around, for you, me and future generations...

Dona  

stupidsheetguy said...

I'm glad you seem to be feeling ok today. I'll make it short...I went and filled out the letter and had it sent, ok?

Good luck. I'll be thinking of you.

Jimmy

bbartle3 said...

Oh my God. Immediately I'm
praying. No kidding. Reading your
fine entry (thanks for your Comment
in my journal!) brought back to
mind sitting at lunch years ago with
dear, now lost friend actress Diana
Hyland. She went on and on about "Fate"
and at the time I hadn't a clue what she
was talking about. When, shortly afterward,
she died of "BC" I felt stupid as slop for
not listening with a keener ear. I
don't know, but I suspect now that she
might have procrastinated in going to
the doctor.

Fight, fight like all get out. Thank you for
your courage, good cheer and communicativeness.
And may God bless and save you for an larger
hunk of life.

Barry