Friday, July 06, 2007

Again with the boobs thing.

As my faithful readership can tell (all 3 of you that are now left) I have been BUSY BUSY BUSY and unable to blog. But thank goodness my friends continue to send me PSAs about breast cancer and stuff. I mean, I BEG them to send me porn, but I guess this is as close as they feel comfortable getting. Anyway; once again-let's pause for a moment and think about saving second base:

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND DO THIS. Thank you for your time!

From a nurse:

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.

Mastectomy Bill in Congress

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 attached.

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.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/petition/signpetition.php

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and
family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS.

3 comments:

Peedles said...

LV: I had no idea! I'll definitely pass it on. May I also post it on my blog as well so that my 8 readers can also be informed & pass it on?

Lorrie Veasey said...

certainly P-and then you won't even have to blog that day!

ShE Knows said...

Hey Girlie, I'm still with you...just busy here in Hot Ass Atlanta! I'm checking in every now and then, and when I do, you really make me laugh out loud. I've passed your website to other folks (they admire my/your Diamond Divas Mug!). Amen to the insurance companies' awful & inhumane policies. I literally did a drive-thru with my first baby deliver, but insisted on 48 hours of sleep with the second. I say we all get VISAs and migrate to other countries that offer better healthcare, education, housing, and jobs...or not get VISAs. The American dream is slowly fading for me 'cause I won't have much and all of my down-to-earth friends won't survive...not that I need a freakin' $600 cell phone.