Mother's Day is hard for me to deal with at times.
I never really did have the greatest relationship with my Mother. She had her problems and I had my issues. In some ways, I guess I still do.
Unfortuneately, I will NEVER be able to deal directly with my mother as she died a few years ago from Breast Cancer.
Therefore, as stated above, Mother's Day is hard for me to deal with.
My mother's story is somewhat typical for someone of her age.
My mother did not discuss sex, nudity or other issues in the home. It just wasn't the "RIGHT" thing to do. My mother and father never discussed the body, its care and its feeding. Additionally, they never discussed the emotional issues either.
However, my mother was addicted to Caffine. I mean, there were definte signs of addiction, like you wouldn't believe.
My father tells stories of my mother and CocaCola (or Pepsi) in the 40s and 50s where she could drink a six pack in the morning and another six pack in the afternoon. Later in life, instead of Coke or Pepsi she switched to coffee. IT was her addiction --- without two cups in the morning and two cups in the evening, my mother would become abusive, argumentative, et cetera ---- you just learned to make sure that she had her coffee before you dealt with her or it would be hell to pay.
Well, its common for women who consume a lot of caffine to develop non-magligant growths in their breasts. Caffine lumps so to speak. My mother had several such lumps.
HOWEVER, upon her own breast inspection, she found yet another lump and made her own diagnosis that it was just another caffine lump. In this case it wasn't --- it was cancerous.
The thing is that she didn't tell anyone, not even my sister (a nurse) that she had found another lump. She just assumed that it was nothing to worry about.
She ended up having a full blown mastectomy, however, it was too late. The cancer had spread into her bones et cetera.
With some chemo she was able to enter into a period of remission. HOWEVER, it didn't last long and soon she had to endure radiation. The radiation was diabilitating and made her very sick and tired.
Eventually, it was too much for her body to take and she died within minutes of entering the hospital for the last time. There was nothing more that could have been done for her.
Therefore, ladies, take care of your breasts. Inspect yourself regularly, take action if there is ANY, and I mean ANY question. Catch things early and there may not be a problem. Wait, like my mother did, and it will soon be too late.
I'm sorry that I shared this with you all on Mother's Day. But if my mother had taken care of herself, she'd be here to celebrate Mother's Day with us. I don't want it to happen to anyone else!
Also, sorry for being a little long winded but you had to know all of the facts for the full impact of my story.
Take care of yourself!!!