The testimony of a mother for whom time and health are a priority.
My name is Marie , I am an editor in a bank, I am 41 years old and 3 children : Julien 11 years, 8 years and Lise Paul 5 years. My husband , Marc- André works as financial advice . The alarm rings at 6:45 every morning.
I descend prepare lunch while Marc- André prepares before waking the children. I go in the shower while eating with them. It is 7:30 when we begin to dress . Lise and Julien are doing quite alone now . I check their schoolbags and times of the day , I go out their lunches . When everything is beautiful, Lise and Julien leave about 8:15 with Marc- André who deposits the car , I go with Paul that I table walk before work .
When I arrive at the office is just 9am. Often I forget my lunch! I have not much time for me then for my lunch break I try to exercise at least 2 times a week, but it is not obvious to stick to . In the evening we are lucky to have a daycare at the school who takes over after school for children. Marc- André and I divide the week to recover children alternately allowing us to have a little time , it’s important. Often I do the grocery shopping , occasionally I take a little personal appointment or to network, take care of me or see a friend. I always have to juggle priorities and I must say that I often tend to procrastinate the little things to me.
Last year at this time, precisely in October , I went to the doctor one evening after work. I was quick to make an appointment to see had since June. It is prescribed by met a blood test to do. It had completely messed up our agenda. It’s always complicated. In these cases we must get up much earlier and Marc- André takes care only of children. But it was nothing when I think , compared to what awaited me .
I had to return to the doctor who prescribed a mammogram. I had a little suspicious mass . He told me it was okay , we had to test it, it was perhaps nothing, that we should not panic.
I thought of my husband , my children . I seemed to abandon them. I was scared. How to tell them? Perhaps finally say nothing , why the panic when I had no safe diagnostic ? I could almost see my life flash before me. I told myself that I had to pay more attention to what I was eating , sports more regularly. I felt that my body was betraying me . I swore me not to procrastinate my health.
I had An incisional biopsy is a removal of part of the suspicious mass for analysis. I had said nothing to Marc -André , but when I left the hospital I needed to wait for the results with someone , so I told him everything and I did well .
The results arrived after 3 weeks and the mass was benign. What a relief!
That does not always happen like that. My lesson : We must take the time to take care of itself . It sounds happening everywhere , but health is really important. October is the month of Breast Cancer Prevention, so do not put more tomorrow your appointment with the doctor. A blood test , a mammogram, a check up is the best way to prevent serious illness.
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