If we were having coffee, I would tell you we are on the go again, spending time in Lake Tahoe this weekend to celebrate hubby’s birthday. We’re sitting at a quaint little diner having breakfast. They have coffee and tea. What would you like as I tell you about my week?
After two months of limping around and wearing a knee brace, my swollen knee and I finally went to the doctor. No meniscus tear (unless the x-ray shows differently), just my old patella (knee cap) injury re-injured the same way…twisting as I moved, walked, whatever. Heck, I can wreck my knee while I’m sleeping! I’m told there is no cartilage between my patella and the knee joint. It’s been like that for six years when I first injured it. Doc gave me an injection of steroid into the knee joint. So far so good. The swelling has gone down significantly!
Speaking of medical issues, I hope you have given some thought to the victims and survivors of breast cancer during this month. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I personally know (and knew) at least 10 women who battled breast cancer…some won, some lost. A best friend and work colleague, both just over 50…survived. My daughters’ step-mom, 41, and another work colleague, 63…lost their battles.
While I was waiting for my x-ray, I was able to squeeze in (pun intended) a mammogram. If you are a woman over 40, please get one. If your health provider balks at 40 year olds asking for mammograms, argue with them.
A young woman who worked for me a few years ago was diagnosed last year at age 31. The cancer was aggressive and resulted in chemo, radiation and a double-mastectomy. Did I tell you she is now 32? She, her mom and a huge group are walking today in Sacramento in the Making Strides To Fight Breast Cancer event near the California State Capitol. Events like these are the life blood of fundraising, in which I posted here.
As I mentioned, I am in Lake Tahoe, otherwise I would be there with my giant coffee mug and my slightly swollen, braced knee, walking for this event. Have you walked in a breast cancer awareness event or know someone who has?
If you can’t physically participate, you can always donate to the cause.
I hope you have a fantastic week!
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