Ok, I know this is something most readers may be thinking-Do you have to blog about this??
No, but being an active member of EtsyProjectEmbrace, donator to the American Cancer Society,having 98% female blog readers/followers and having family members who are fighting cancer themselves. One should be concerned and want to keep up with their own personal health yes?? Besides, it's my blog ...;-)
Well, I have been secretly freaking out about my own breast health. One of my breast has been causing me some pain over the last few months- again but a lot more than usual-I admit I am terrified.
But the real problem is my doctor-she sees stats and is giving me a hard time about getting a mammography and special ultrasound. I was diagnosed with a breast condition since the age of 20 and had severe breast pain when I turned 30 and threatened to get another doctor if she wouldn't refer me to have the test done.
Well, I had the tests done back then and everything was fine..but I eventually left my previous doctor anyway. Now at 36 years old, my current doctor is giving me a hard time. "But you are so young, you don't have a history, you had children- blah blah blah.."I don't care, my breast hurts again- I have dense breast tissue and I have Fibrocystic Breast Condition I want another mammogram" I said
Unfortunately, I got desperate and had to play the race card. I said" As a professional you should know that breast cancer strikes earlier in women of African American decent than whites-as young as 33. I had the same article from the Journal of Medicine, the American Cancer Society as well as some community health articles that are geared towards African American/Minority women's' health. She just glared at me after that....
I am going to bother her about it tomorrow......I want my exam, I'm not kidding. Before I forget, here are so links geared toward African American women and breast health and a link to fibrocystic breast condition:
Just do me a favor family, pray for a positive outcome and a clean bill of health for me. I would greatly appreciate it. In the meantime PLEASE VOTE on my blog poll located above my Follow button.
Thanks and be well,