October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
JD over at Amateur Azerothian made a post to encourage all to transmog a pink outfit to help observe the event.
I knew I had to participate because this is something that has personally touched my life.
A year and a half ago, when I was 33, I found a lump in my breast. I made an appointment with my doctor and he didn’t seem that worried since I was so young. Most women don’t start getting mammograms till they are 40, but to be safe my doctor ordered a ultrasound. The results came in and my doctor was a little worried about what he saw and decided I needed a mammogram. I was scared of what they would find.
I made the appointment and went in for a mammogram. Needless to say, not the most pleasant experience. The mammogram was finished and I sat around for 30 minutes waiting for results. I remember sitting in the waiting room still in my gown quietly freaking out. The nurse came out and asked me to come into the room again and told me I would be getting another ultrasound. At this point I was really losing it. I had already had an ultrasound and a mammogram why could they possibly need another ultrasound for? All I kept thinking was that they had to have found something bad for me to be having this many tests.
I started asking the nurse a lot of questions and she told me they just wanted one more look to verify the results. So I sat through the second ultrasound trying to calm myself down. The doctor came in 15 minutes later and told me the lump was not cancer. I must of been pretty white, because he told me to sit down and take a few deep breaths. He apologized for the second test and wait and assured me he just wanted to be thorough. These two weeks were the scariest of my life. This was my second cancer scare. When I was 29 I also had a cervical cancer scare, but it was caught very early and after surgery I was fine.
So now I never forget to do my monthly breast examines. This is something all women should do regardless of your age. Breast cancer can strike at any age. Though more uncommon among younger women it does happen and the earlier you catch it the better.
For more info on Breast Cancer check out the website Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
As for my outfit well…I hate the color pink. I had absolutely no transmog pieces that were pink so a friend of mine, whose favorite color is pink, let me take a pic of her. I am working on my own pink outfit, but am still farming the pieces for it. When I get the outfit complete I will make another post.
I didn’t want to wait to make this post though. Knowing my luck and the outfit I’m trying to farm October will be finished before those dungeon bosses drop all my pieces.
My girl Tay is wearing Vestments of the Shifting Sands, Vestia’s Pauldrons of Inner Grace and Merciless Gladiator’s War Staff. Thank-you Tay for letting me take a snapshot of you