Toye Mary Writes

6. Two Years On… Take Responsibility!

3rd February 2018 by Toye Sofidiya
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On this day 2 years ago, I woke up to what I thought would be a regular day for me…

Quite the contrary as I started off in the shower to get ready for work (as you do), in the process I felt the need to randomly check my breasts for any lumps, I didn’t do this because I was expectant to find something, but because of it’s history in my family in which it affected my late aunt’s health. Before this there had never been an occurence of Cancer in my family history, but as a result of losing my aunt, I had become very cautious and would check myself at the most random times.

This can be described as BSE (Breast Self-Examination).

It is important as a woman to know your body, study every detail about about your body so you are able to recognise any changes that occur in your body. For some this can be frustrating, for others (like myself), it can be life changing.

Personally, I think the earlier you begin to study and pay more attention to your body, you’ll be able to recognise the slightest change in your body much sooner…

…Something I did regularly.

I am not writing this to put fear into you in anyway, but to highlight the importance of TWO things:

  1. Paying attention to your body, and
  2. Recognise significant changes in your body.

The EARLIER you are able to recognise changes in your body, the SOONER you can get it checked, rule out what it is not, and eventually name what it is or give it a diagnosis.

We all have a responsibility to care for ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually just to mention a few. This does not just apply to women, but men too.

Before I found this lump, I did everything in MY power to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but to my surprise I went wrong somewhere… Till this day, they could not find the root cause of the appearance of it, so I made a decision to set new standards on my health.

One part of this whole process that still amazes me, and has me in AWE of God is that, I WAS NOT ACTUALLY DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER…

Yeah I know, how right? Until The Next Post…

TM xXx