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Grab Your Boobies!

  First let me just say to all of you who read my blog post yesterday, that story was from about 3 years ago. I am very happy at my current church and am not leaving. I am sure all of you that enjoy my presence every weekend are quite relieved :)

I also seem to have a lot of new readers. So welcome!!! I am so glad you are here. I try and visit you when you comment, but I am so behind right now so be patient with me. And come back anyway cause I have got some riviting material in the line up. Well, not really, but I have some mediocre stories about boobs and poop so that should be good.

So part of the reason I am behind is because I have been sleeping all day. Yes, it was heavenly, but it was drug induced. Not the bad kind, but the good kind. The doctor administered kind. Although when the anesthesiologist injected it into my IV he said, “Here comes the hooch” and I instantly knew I was in good hands. And I think as it began to take affect I said, “Whoo, this reminds me of some good times in college.” My mother was so proud. Apparently I also said, “While you’re in there, can you see about making me a C cup? That would be awesome.” I blame the drugs.

You see, today, I got a lump removed. All signs point to the fact that it is just a cyst, but since my mom and aunt are breast cancer survivors we decided to just get rid of it. Surgery went really well and my friend brought me the yummiest homemade chicken pot pie ever so that made it so worth it. And I got to get pampered all day and to take a 4 hour nap so that was delightful. 

Let’s back up a little. You see, a few months ago, I was reading a blog I enjoy, Holy Mama!, and I took note of a monthly post she writes. Every month on the 17th, she reminds her readers to do a self breast exam. And that month I paid attention. And I found a lump. And I got it checked out which led me to today. And the embarrasing comments while under sedation.

So if you knew and you prayed for me, thanks. If you didn’t, that’s OK, I was a bit private about the whole affair. Until now obviously, when I am broadcasting it to the whole world. But the reason I am doing that is to encourage you to do your self breast exam. If you have never done it before, here is a tutorial with some VERY detailed pictures. I am hoping maybe my blog can do for you what another blog did for me. And I am praying that your results turn out well also. So go grab some boobies!!

*I should be clear. Please only grab your own boobies. Thank you, that is all.

Comments

  1. I am praying that everything turns out ok!

    Also, C cups aren’t always all that they’re cracked up to be.

    Here’s a post about an embarrassing thing I did pre-surgery, except that I wasn’t even sedated yet.

    http://heresthediehl.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/please-excuse-my-absence-today/

  2. I am so glad everything turned out okay.

    I *NEVER* do breast exams. Which is really dumb, because I was always good in school.

    Joking aside, you’ve inspired me. I just added Holy Mama to my google reader (you’ve been in there for quite a while, now) so maybe I’ll remember to start.

    Thanks.

    Tracyes last blog post..I hope she’s no Billy Joe McGuffrey

  3. Yay! so glad you had a “relaxing” day and everything turned out well!
    What a crazy church story as well…

    Kristas last blog post..Yellowstone Part 1 – First There Was A Wedding

  4. Valentina says:

    Wow, thank you for sharing that. I’m glad you’re doing well!

  5. Thank you for the reminder. I’m horrible at remembering and I’m going to go straight to the instructions with detailed pictures. I keep hoping I’ll find a set of instructions that will make it feel less like a chore.
    Thanks for the clarification at the end there… I will now remove my hands from my husband’s man boobs.

    Peanuts last blog post..A Hard Post to Write

  6. btw in the link for the tutorial, you’ve got http:// twice… I keep accidentally doing that when I make links.

    Peanuts last blog post..A Hard Post to Write

  7. Holly B. says:

    Hi there! I found your blog recently. Thanks for the tutorial. I hope you’ll correct the link so I can see it. Thanks! Glad you’re recovering well!

  8. Thanks for the reminder. I’m so glad that all signs are pointing good news! Take care. You’ll be in my prayers.

    Marias last blog post..Rose’s Lasagna

  9. Glad it went well. Better safe than sorry when it comes to the boobies.

  10. Phoebe says:

    Hi there! I’m your neighbor from around the corner ;) I’m so glad you are doing well! If the oatmeal raisin cookies the girls and I made had turned out when we made them Saturday, I would bring you some! ;)

    Thanks for the reminder. My doctor will be feeling my boobies next week!!

  11. Grabbing boobies….NOW!

    Heather of the EOs last blog post..Totally Flattered

  12. I’m glad that everything went okay, and that you are in high spirits after getting it removed. I wish I would have known…I would have brought over some left over cake to go with your awesome pot pie :)

    Chars last blog post..My Personal Definition

  13. I am so glad that you visited that website and did the self-check. I hope that took care of everything and your ordeal is over. Take care and get some rest!

    Nancys last blog post..Back to School

  14. I am so grateful that you are okay! Thank the Lord for putting people in your path to guide you during this journey. When I read your “title”(now that could be a pun), I thought oh good another funny story but then I realized it was serious. I am regular reader now so to know you are okay…just thrills my soul!!! =)

    the characters last blog post..Things I Love Thursday…..

  15. haha! I love how you can turn even a would-be scary story into something we can smile about, and learn from! I’m pretty sure this is the funniest PSA ever.

    Erin Gs last blog post..Date Night in Qum’ram

  16. Rachel says:

    Jill, glad to hear everything came out OK. Kudos to you for getting everything checked out.

    My aunt died several years ago (she was only 42) from inflammatory breast cancer. It’s the kind that doesn’t form a lump or tumor; it just sort of sprinkles cancer cells all over your breasts like salt & pepper. The kind she had can only be detected by mammogram and even then it’s not foolproof. By the time she discovered it it was too late. So I’d just like to add to remember to always have your annual appointments, and get those mammograms if you are over forty (as unpleasant as I’ve heard they are – I’m still below the forty mark). Your doctor might be able to find something that’s undetectable to you.

    Thank you for this post. I’m going to check out the website because I’m a little rusty on the form and function of “booby grabbing”! :)

    Rachels last blog post..In Which I Learn the Definition of Irony

  17. Auntie S says:

    Praise God! I am sooooo glad that you found your lump and had it removed. Glad, too, that it looks like it is just a cyst. I would like to encourage all to get mammograms regularly. My breast cancer could not be felt during an exam, but was found by my mammogram. We must be vigilant!!

  18. I, on the other hand, had had a mammogram that didn’t detect it but I found it with the self-check. So do both and stay safe!! I am so blessed to have been here to be with you through this. Love you…

  19. Hoping the hubby doesn’t read this post! :-)

    I’m glad everything went well. I love that you asked to be a C cup… it’s only fair.

  20. Thanks for adding that last line. I was about to start feeling up strangers. Hey, all in the name of saving lives!
    Great post, Jill!

    Jenny from Mommin’ It Up!s last blog post..Daycare Center Discriminates Against Child

  21. Oh my gosh. With my hand on my Bible, I declare I wrote post this morning! Maybe it’s divine intervention that God sent me to your site this afternoon. Anyways, today I’m all about telling ladies to FEEL YOUR BOOBIES!
    I’m also walking 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-Day this November. When you feel better check it out at:
    http://www.frontporchlegacy.com/Front_Porch_Legacy/Home/Entries/2008/8/26_Breast_Cancer_3-Day___In_Training_-_Week_8.html

    I hope you feel better soon and that your boobies are healthy too!

  22. Your posts always inspire me, and this one made me smile. “Could you make me a c-cup while you are in there.” Priceless. I am so glad that everything turned out okay, and that you are doing your part to remind women on the internet to do breast self exams. Everyone always thinks that it could never happen to them, including me. But now I am going to do mine once a month as well. Also, thank you for the link you posted to the detailed directions on how to do it correctly.

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  23. how about the rest of us pray one for thanksgiving!

    staceys last blog post..In the spirit

  24. Nicole says:

    So glad that you are doing well. I hate to be ‘that person’ the day after your surgery – but I do believe that TLC’s best hit was “No Scrub” – or whatever it is called. All I know is that ‘I don’t want no scrub, a scrub is a guy that gets no love from me. Or perhaps he is a guy hanging out the side of his best friend’s ride, trying to holler at me… I can’t recall.’

    I would be more on the ball about posting on relevant days, but I am giving myself a self-provided pass for being late due to newborn in la casa.

    Full recovery and negative results are still in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Glad that everything is looking okay! I had surgery a couple weeks ago for some other female anatomy concerns. Evidently I just snored under sedation and they had to put something in my mouth to keep me from swallowing my tongue. Good times.

    I’ve decided to opt for early mammograms + MRI for baseline because of 1)size 2) family history. Now its just convincing the insurance company this is a good thing.

    Thanks for reminding all of us to do our exams!

    Cheers!
    Jamie

    Polka Dot Mommys last blog post..I’m In Love…

  26. i bet you made that doctor’s day with your funny comments…!

    hey, have you seen those t-shirts advocating BSEs? They read “Feel Your Boobies” and have a little pink ribbon. I wore mine to bed regularly, until my oldest son started reading. :D

    HolyMama!s last blog post..Winner!(Gold, Silver, Bronze)

  27. Thanks for the reminder. I too had a lump removed three years ago when my youngest son was 2 months old and my oldest was almost 2. It turned out to be a lipoma the size of an egg. Crises averted, prayers answered. I just ran the Race for the Cure for the first time and will do it every year now. Amazing sisterhood of women. Happy healing to you!

  28. Heather H says:

    I’m just now getting caught up on blogs (embarrassing!) and I’m so sorry to hear this – but glad it went well and everything is okay…

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