Sunday, April 26, 2009


So, I decided to speak up for a moment about something that has recently become very near and dear to me... The fight against Breast Cancer. Now, before you stop reading - hear me out. This will be a short entry and I think that everyone should know where I am coming from and how easy it is for YOU and ME to help EACH DAY. Yea.

Things this past month have been a bit... I will get the “scarier news” out of the way first. I didn’t want to write about this because I didn't want it to become "public knowledge" until I knew exactly what was going on... Even then, I am not gonna broadcast it more than the blog my friends read.

I spent a bit of time in the hospital this month getting tested because they found a lump in my left breast. Now, before you freak out, I am fine; COMPLETELY OK! This past week I went to the doctor for an ultrasound and they found that the lump wasn’t cancerous and actually was filled with liquid… sorry if the it TMI.

Anyway, liquid is always good – means no cancer - and so I am safe and it should “go down” over time. If it persists over a year’s time then I have to get it cut out, but for now I am just keeping an eye on my body. All women should keep a closer eye on their body... I found the lump a few months ago, but it wasn't until it was a few months later and it wasn't gone that I went through having it checked, having the doctor's, my mom, and myself worry, and finally figuring out it was fine... It was really scary.

Anyway, what can YOU do to help more women out there that have breast cancer or might have breast cancer? THIS: Click on the link below and then click the big pink button that says, "Click Here To Give - It's Free!" Bookmark the sight and then click it EACH day... That's what I do and it feels good to contribute.


Song of the Day: I sang one of my favorite songs of all time at my ward talent show this past weekend and had a blast! A friend of mine recorded it and it's posted up on YouTube - Check out Linze Struiksma singing Jewel's Foolish Games - one of the best, heart-renching songs ever written... (The recording starts sideways, but changes after about 15 seconds! Enjoy!)


TPlayer said...! Thanks for sharing! You're amazing. Feel free to still join us on may 9th for the Race for the Cure!

Mindy said...

Linz, I am so glad you are okay! That must have been quite the scare!!!

Recovering Noah said...

Glad you're okay! I had two lumps removed in my 20's - not fun.

And Linze, chickadee, what an awesome voice! Why didn't you try out for AI????

Paige said...

Ahh scary scary. I went in for a lump check right before Christmas, and frankly was surprised how non-chalant the doctors were at first, but hey it can happen at any age. Turns out the lump was nothing AND I found out I was preggo... Good times.
Your song is seriously gorgeous, btw. AI here you come!