Friday, February 16th 2007
Join the Club, Already!

It’s that time again!  We get together on the 17th and applaud our health consciousness and I get to feel all proud of you who participate.

Everyone please do your BSE, and then say you did it in the comment section of THIS post. I will draw a winner from those commenters on Sunday night. Notice: no blog required, just a name or an alias and a valid email only i will see.

Then once you have participated only once, you are eligible for this beautifully designed Club 17 button from Desert Diva!

Club17_2_1

I hope LOTS and LOTS of you get buttons today! (remember to check here for instructions, more details, etc.)

Once you’ve done a BSE SIX times, you get the one with the crown, like in my sidebar over there on the left.

Highlighting IBC awareness this month. Don’t know what that is? THEN YOU MUST FIND OUT. MUST. Start here. And then go here. And yes, really, do yourself a very QUICK favor and go here too. You need to know that the most aggressive, fastest growing form of breast cancer doesn’t involve a lump, and isn’t detected with mammograms. So yes, do the BSE by all means, but educate yourself on this other form of breast cancer too, please!

My mom says I should tell you that women are finding lumps, seeing doctors, and following through on health issues as a result of this ‘club.’ And yes. I know. My mom also says that if you want to appear taller, walk a short dog. But that’s when she’s being funny, and this is when she’s being all mommish.

updated: I forgot to tell you what I’m giving away this month!  Oh well. It’ll be GOOD, but I"m still not tellin’. Ha! 

~hm

40 Comments on “Join the Club, Already!”

1
bluepaintred
February 16th, 2007
10:44 pm

I did mine today (16th) in the shower. Just like last month I was soaping up and though of the date, and immediatly you came to mind. We really need to stp meeting this way LOL

All clear AND clean lol

2
bluepaintred
February 16th, 2007
10:46 pm

pee ess. how do i get the image? I could just copy and paste it into Photo bucket, but then it doesn;t link back here, is there a code i can use?

3
HolyMama!
February 16th, 2007
10:51 pm

not sure if this link will work here, but you can also click on the Trackback left on the BSE post to get back to Desert Diva’s instructions on how to use/get/work a button.

Yeah, that made a WHOLE lotta sense, huh?

http://desertdiva.typepad.com/desert_diva/2007/01/club_17_help.html

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HolyMama!
February 16th, 2007
10:52 pm

woo hoo! that worked!! YEA!

5
boomama
February 16th, 2007
11:04 pm

Done. :-)

6
HolyMama!
February 16th, 2007
11:43 pm

mine’s done

7
Kim
February 17th, 2007
5:34 am

done

8
Becky
February 17th, 2007
7:07 am

I did mine for the first time today! Thank you for bringing awareness to this and encouraging all of us to do our BSE’s!!! Proud to be a part, thank you!

9
Kelly W
February 17th, 2007
7:49 am

All clear here!
Thank you for posting the info about IBC.

10
flipflopmamma
February 17th, 2007
8:28 am

Just had mine done during my first lovely OB/GYN visit!! So, done! And now I get the queen button!!! Hooray!!!

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Rocks in my Dryer
February 17th, 2007
8:57 am

All clear! Linked to you today.

12
Amy
February 17th, 2007
10:17 am

I saw this over at Shannon’s today~excellent idea! My SIL was just diagnosed with breast cancer last month and had started chemo and radiation. My husband is always asking my to do a self exam and I put it off for some reason. Thank you for the links on what to do and look for. Mine is done and to the best of my knowledge I’m all clear! Will do it again on St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you!

13
Melody
February 17th, 2007
11:30 am

Done! This is a great idea. I just found out a friend has been battling breast cancer, so I am grateful for the reminder to check myself on a regular basis.

14
Karen
February 17th, 2007
11:34 am

I discovered your blog via Shannon @ Rocks in My Dryer…first time BSE’er here. And the sad thing is I’m 37 years old! Thanks for the important reminder…no bumpity bumps here. PTL!

15
Stacey
February 17th, 2007
12:24 pm

I’m done!

16
tas
February 17th, 2007
1:00 pm

I saw this at Rocks in my Dryer, and it hit home. I was doing a BSE the other evening (after never doing one) and found some bumps. I am checking every night to check the conditions of them, and waiting for a doctors appointment. Here’s to blocked milk ducts……

17
flipflopmamma
February 17th, 2007
1:01 pm

Oh, sorry! I meant first ob/gyn visit with this pregnancy!!!! lol. I go every year like a good girl!!

18
Elena
February 17th, 2007
2:02 pm

check… and… check.

19
Ami
February 17th, 2007
2:40 pm

Done.

20
Heather
February 17th, 2007
3:10 pm

I did mine. I’ll post a reminder on my site as well linking back here. Thanks!

21
On the Journey to Victory
February 17th, 2007
3:35 pm

I came over from Shannon’s site. I just did mine and will continue.

This is a great idea. Thanks for doing this. A very special person in my life (my 2nd mom) was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

I just love the blog world for these types of reasons.

~Betty~

22
sidetrack'd
February 17th, 2007
3:38 pm

De-lurking for a good cause :-)

Done. Thanks for the reminder!

23
allena
February 17th, 2007
4:16 pm

i did mine today in the shower. this is my first time as part of this club (hopefully)how do i join? i’ll look around and see if i can click anymore links. thank you so much for all this information i had NO idea what IBC was! i’ll now be looking out for it and telling all the women i know about it! thank you!

24
Beth F.
February 17th, 2007
4:31 pm

DONE! Thanks for putting this together!

25
Anessa
February 17th, 2007
5:26 pm

so done.

26
Anne
February 17th, 2007
7:50 pm

Done! My first BSE… thanks for the encouragement. :)

27
Kim
February 17th, 2007
8:20 pm

Okay, I’m all examined. This is a great idea. I’m terrible at remembering my BSE. Thanks for the reminder.

28
Caroline
February 17th, 2007
9:33 pm

Done! Great idea!!

29
Desert Diva
February 18th, 2007
12:01 am

Done. Just gotta get the button on MY blog!

30
Stephanie
February 18th, 2007
7:25 am

Birthday exams are always the most fun:))
Done;)

31
KD
February 18th, 2007
11:23 am

Hi there! I also found you through Shannon’s Rocks In My Dryer blog. I’m a breast cancer survivor. It was in February of last year that I found mine through digital mammography. I had a lumpectomy and then 6 weeks of radiation. I’ve put the cute Club 17 cartoon button on my blog and will plan to do my BSE on the 17th from now on…an easy way to remember. Thanks for doing this! What a wonderful idea! BUT…please encourage everyone to get their annual mammograms. It’s important.

32
Megan
February 18th, 2007
7:55 pm

Done!

33
Lindsey
February 19th, 2007
2:28 am

Forgot to come here on Saturday, but I’m done!!!

34
Jerri
February 19th, 2007
11:14 am

A little late, but “I’m Done”…
what a great idea!

35
Frannie Farmer
February 19th, 2007
1:45 pm

D.O.N.E.!

36
jodi
February 19th, 2007
4:05 pm

All done!

37
Sarah
February 19th, 2007
11:59 pm

Better late than never, right? I’m done.

38
TaunaLen
February 20th, 2007
4:26 pm

I’m new — I’m in — I’m checked — and I’m good. Thanks for the reminder. :-)

~TaunaLen

39
Rona
February 21st, 2007
11:06 pm

What a fantastic idea. I’ll join you next month.

40
April
February 23rd, 2007
7:31 am

Done and Clear.

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