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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!


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! 

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bluepaintred Said:

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

on Feb 16, 2007 10:44:19 PM
bluepaintred Said:

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?

on Feb 16, 2007 10:46:03 PM
HolyMama! Said:

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?


on Feb 16, 2007 10:51:28 PM
HolyMama! Said:

woo hoo! that worked!! YEA!

on Feb 16, 2007 10:52:17 PM
boomama Said:

Done. :-)

on Feb 16, 2007 11:04:43 PM
HolyMama! Said:

mine's done

on Feb 16, 2007 11:43:45 PM
Kim Said:


on Feb 17, 2007 5:34:51 AM
Becky Said:

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!

on Feb 17, 2007 7:07:44 AM
Kelly W Said:

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

on Feb 17, 2007 7:49:19 AM

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

on Feb 17, 2007 8:28:51 AM

All clear! Linked to you today.

on Feb 17, 2007 8:57:28 AM
Amy Said:

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!

on Feb 17, 2007 10:17:11 AM
Melody Said:

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.

on Feb 17, 2007 11:30:16 AM
Karen Said:

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!

on Feb 17, 2007 11:34:40 AM
Stacey Said:

I'm done!

on Feb 17, 2007 12:24:43 PM
tas Said:

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......

on Feb 17, 2007 1:00:23 PM

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

on Feb 17, 2007 1:01:28 PM
Elena Said:

check... and... check.

on Feb 17, 2007 2:02:46 PM
Ami Said:


on Feb 17, 2007 2:40:15 PM
Heather Said:

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

on Feb 17, 2007 3:10:23 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.


on Feb 17, 2007 3:35:58 PM
sidetrack'd Said:

De-lurking for a good cause :-)

Done. Thanks for the reminder!

on Feb 17, 2007 3:38:59 PM
allena Said:

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!

on Feb 17, 2007 4:16:51 PM
Beth F. Said:

DONE! Thanks for putting this together!

on Feb 17, 2007 4:31:33 PM
Anessa Said:

so done.

on Feb 17, 2007 5:26:47 PM