Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Please Give Me Just One Click FOR LIFE

Some of You may know of my personal trial with Breast Cancer In My Own Family. It stole from me. Cancer took one of the most wonderful women in my life away - My Mother in Law - Clara. I will never forget how it robbed us of her wonderful presence. she was the glue that really cemented our family. Loosing her has taken the light out of my husbands' eyes. They were very close. He was her first born; He took her to her doctors appointments; held her hand through chemo and radiation burns; and finally he was the one to decide when she had suffered enough.

There is never enough time when someone you love is afflicted with this dreadful disease. it comes like a thief in the night, stealing your most precious loved one. Today I received a note from a friend and it demanded my immediate attention. I hope that I can now get Your Attention for just a few moments. this is an imperative for women that must be handled NOW.

We cannot wait any longer. this drive through mastectomy business is beyond barbaric; it's Life threatening. Women are the Wombs of Society. How can we allow our mothers, sisters,lover, friends to be treated this way ?

We Can't - 

I ask you to join me today in adding your name to the list of those who have had enough of the insurance company abuse schemes. Stand with us and repost this Please. Its's a small thing to do for Yourself - Remember Your Mom.


Written by a surgeon.

I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes when I had to tell them
they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I
remember begging the doctors to keep these women in the hospital
longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the
insurance companies.

So there I sat with my patient giving them the instructions they
needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp
half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened
look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they muttered.

A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove
cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a
mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain
afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an
outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly
in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

This Mastectomy Bill is in Congress now. It takes 2 seconds to do this
and is very important. Please take the time and do it really quick!
The Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill is important legislation for
all women.

Please send this to everyone in your address Book. If there was ever a
time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those
times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take
the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it on to others
you know who will do the same.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which
will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital
stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the
'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a
few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still
groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a
petition drive to show your support.. Last year over half the House
signed on. PLEASE! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site
below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number.


This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your 20 friends.

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

This type of treatment is no less than scandlous. The health care system has gone too far with their hurry up and get in and out attitude.

I will be back to copy the information that you've posted. My mom is a seventeen year Breast Cancer survivor. So I know difficult the treatment can be and how hard it can be on a family.

But this-this is just simply unacceptable.

Thanks for sharing the information.