Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My first time...

Today was my first time to have a mammogram. Yes, I'm only 35 but breast cancer unfortunately knows no age. You see, last year my dear friend Robin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She has been through more than any woman (or man with breast cancer) should ever have to endure. In April I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Robin. It was a truly humbling experience. Our classmate from high school, Joanna, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer a couple of years ago. And then there's another employee in my same department that had her double mastectomy last week! Yes, these ladies are all pretty much the same age as I am.

I had an annual visit last week and shared my fears with my Dr. and she said I could certainly have a screening mammogram. Why not, right?

There I sat in the waiting room. I honestly was a bit anxious because I really didn't know what to expect. Stephanie and I were exchanging text messages and it REALLY helped me from getting too nervous! Thanks Steph! Ü The tech was very pleasant and before I knew it, it was over. It didn't even hurt. Uncomfortable and unusual but no pain. She had the Dr. review the findings and gave me a good report before sending me on my way.

So, if you have been putting off to get your mammogram, please do it not only for yourself but for your friends and family. They will thank you for it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 6/21/09

Some of the blogs I read have weekly "Menu Monday" posts. What a neat idea! I've decided to give it a try. Hopefully it will help us figure out what to shop for -in advance- so that I'm not running to the grocery store after work several times a week.

Monday-Leftover goodie from our Father's Day BBQ: Chicken, pork, creamed corn, daigu (pickled daikon radish), red rice, homemade apple pie and lemon cream pie

Tuesday-Spaghetti, salad and cheese bread

Wednesday-Chicken adobo and rice (Thanks to Steph for this idea!)

Thursday-Frozen pizza and salad

Friday-Panini's with ham or turkey

Sunday-Skillet Lasagna

Sunday-Pork chops and baked potatoes and a veggie

We may switch things around if needed. My step-son Bobby is supposed to be arriving on Friday so we may go out to dinner if he comes in. Let me know if you like to see more "Menu Monday" posts from me.

So what is your menu??