Sunday, January 30, 2011

Breathe



breathe in
breathe out
calm my mind
quell my thoughts

another breath in
another breath out
assuage my fears
ease my doubt

in through nose
out through same
found a lump
play waiting game


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I attempted to write a post for Monkey Man's 160 (story/prose in 160 characters). This is the poem that wanted to be written. It's a tad over 160...174 to be exact. What triggered this topic? Well, it is that time for my annual mammogram and for some reason I always stress about it. Also, I recently received a packet for Avon's Walk for the Cure (a 2 day, 26 mile walk). I am seriously considering participating this year. 

I must be off to work now. Please allow me to thank you, in advance for dropping by. Unfortunately, on my work weekends, I do not have the luxury of visiting you or personally replying to your comments. Have a great Sunday!

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24 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I always get concerned when I go for my annual mammogram (my sister fought breast cancer). But I hold my breath and think positive thoughts.
I hope you're thinking positively too.

Brian Miller said...

oy a bit scary to find that lump...cancer sucks....

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Mammos save a lot of lives but women must be diligent about having them annually. Mine is upcoming, and I'm always a tad nervous, too. I don't have bc on my side of the family, but my husband's mom died of bc, so I worry for my daughters more than for myself.

Michelle said...

I have not yet had one, but I am sure it will be a day filled with anxiety when I do. Prayers for you..

Monkey Man said...

Here is hoping all turns out normal at your mammy. Great message even if it goes 174. Thanks for sharing it on the Sunday 160.

samurai said...

Praying that the Holy Spirit will fill you with peace, and for a perfectly read clean scan.

ChristineM said...

Me, too, my friend! (About the stress and the walk!)

Good luck! I'm sure everything will be fine!

Ms Bibi said...

Yes, it's time for mine too and this will be my first one. Talk about being terrified.Not sure what to expect.

Jingle said...

I know that fears,
what a powerful 160...

women who have given birth to children are less likely to get that ...

best regards.

Alice Audrey said...

I went in for a mammogram recently. Got a lump that's been there for years. They didn't find anything wrong. Whewh!

Mama Zen said...

I'm so glad that this was inspired by your upcoming mammogram and not finding a lump!

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I have friends who do that walk! They really enjoy it. I enjoy cheering them on from where I sit on my duff. I haven't had the mammogram yet, I am hoping they invent something less squishy before I turn 40.

moondustwriter said...

As a woman, it's a big deal.
glad you put it into words for all of us...

I'm waiting

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Wish you the best of luck in your mammogram!

★Mumsy★ said...

Good luck with your mammogram, Polly, and I'm sure you'll be just fine.

gautami tripathy said...

Mine is coming up soon...

is it an illusion?

Tina said...

That reminds me...I'm due. I've been ignoring the reminder letter...GREAT poem. And if it takes 174, who am I to complain? I'm not the blog police ;-)

Tracy said...

we have been lucky, never touched by the big "C" in any way, but I know those who have. What a scary thing.

Kavita said...

Ouch.. this kinda unnerved me a bit...

But what a poem what made out of this fear, my friend! BRAVO!!!
And cheers on the walk!!! Way to go!!

Here's my 160..

Sue said...

Great poem, and way too many women can relate to it. Fortunately, as we are all told, most lumps are benign.

Good for you for getting your mammogram. I just had mine a couple of weeks ago. We are good girls!

=)

TortugaRachel said...

I think finding a lump is one of most, if not all, women's greatest fears. Thank you for your quiet words of understanding.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I have way too many friends who've had breast cancer.
mammograms--not fun, yet important.

Christine said...

I know exactly where you are coming from. I too had a bit of a scare when I recently went for my first Mamo. I'm sure you will be fine. PS: I am a team leader for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. It's my 2nd year walking, 60 miles in 3 days. Wanna join us? ;-)

Unknown Mami said...

That waiting game is terrifying.

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