Hope In Bloom, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 I am one of the lucky ones. Since 2017 I have had issues with breast masses. Each has required multiple mammograms, ultrasound, MRI, biopsies, and lumpectomy. So much time and energy has been extended on my behalf by amazing diagnosticians and caregivers. While each of these incidents with lymph node biopsies included have had their moments of concern, everyone who knows me knows that I have already survived the worst happening in my life, so all this does not rattle me too much. Concerned? Of course. But , again, I am one of the fortunate ones. Just last week I had another event, pathology is pending but the doctors are fairy sure it was benign.

So, what is the point of this conversation? Well, in idle time while I can't do much I have been scanning the sewing sites to see how many of our fellow stitchers contribute their skill to support ladies after surgery. I thought this was a very good idea. If you wish, it might be something that interests you.  

A heart pillow, Riley Blake. (they have designed a fabric line for breast cancer awareness month Named Hope in Bloom,) with a portion of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  • In my area the American Cancer Society is fully involved in supporting women after surgery. They accept donations and provide many services.
  • Again, in my area, an anonymous donor has contributed free parking at Magee Women's Hospital for anyone receiving breast screening and diagnostics there during the month of October. 
  • I will check with my doctors office to see if they would be interested in receiving something like this for their patients. With current Covid restrictions that might not work but I know of some local church groups that may be interested.