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17th of June
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Today J-Mom and I made up for our previous lack of shopping. Mike was home from doing his radio show by 1:30 and we were off. No shoe store was safe. We tirelessly hunted a specific chocolate brown blouse for J-Mom. We bargain shopped and we argued about the way pants should fit.  We shopped.  We did not rest until hours and hours of quality shopping were had and then we collapsed into a booth at Chili's for dinner. It was 9 by then, but stopping any sooner would have been unthinkable. It was that kind of day.

I got a couple of pairs of cute, cheap shorts. Yeah. Cheap shorts. I'm having some veins in my legs 'collapsed' on Monday and will be sitting around with my feet up for a few days next week. Cute, cheap shorts were in order.  Shoes were not, but of course it was fun to look. 

I have those bumpy varicose veins that sometimes come after pregnancies. So I went to see about getting them 'lasered.' That sounded so easy and painless and high tech and as simple as a manicure on the commercial. Why not?  So I went to see the doctor. He reminded me so much of Steve Irwin, it was eerie.

Not his mannerisms or anything. He wasn't bodyslamming me to the examining table and yelling "By Crikey, those are some beautiful veins." But he really does look like the guy.  Anyway.

I'm not getting lasered.  Dr. Crocodile said that we can go more conservative and just fill my veins with foam.  Um. Gross. That's better than laser?  And somehow the answer was yes. 


And that's why I bought cheap shorts, not that you asked, and not that this is even why I'm blogging right now but I got distracted and so oops. sorry. 

This was supposed to be about THIS!

Today happens to be the 17th, so please go do your monthly self breast exam and then say you did in the comment section. 

You will be eligible for a fantastically well chosen prize that J-Mom and I bought today, AND you will be totally proud of yourself for being so health conscious. As always, feel free to click here and read about how and why we do this. (Also, find out how to get a cute little blog button.)

June Bonus: you'll make the lady in the cute, cheap shorts with the bumpy veins very happy. 

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kelli Said:

Done :)

LOng time monthly examer ....

First time announcing it to the world-er ....

on Jun 17, 2007 2:11:05 AM
bluepaintred Said:

done.. but also done the 14th, at my physical.

I wasn't sure the 14th would count, so I did it again LOL

on Jun 17, 2007 3:07:58 AM
Heather Said:

Done. I need this reminder. Thanks.

on Jun 17, 2007 8:40:56 AM
Elaina Said:


on Jun 17, 2007 8:50:14 AM
Daisy Said:

Done. I am so paranoid about breast lumps that I do this every morning in the shower. :-)

on Jun 17, 2007 3:16:24 PM
Tammy Said:

The doc will be doing my breast exam this Wednesday, does that count?

ANYWHO, I'm more interested in how your procedure goes with the bumpy varicose veins as I talked to a doctor last fall about my own bumpy varicose vein road maps on both legs. I just couldn't bite the bullet yet....

So, do post afterwards, okay?

Tammy ~@~

on Jun 17, 2007 10:30:13 PM
Stephanie Said:

Done, great reminder, for me the very forgetful person. Thanks:))
I need to upgrade my BSE button too;)

on Jun 17, 2007 10:32:47 PM
jodi Said:

Sounds like a fun shopping day!

(BSE is done!)

on Jun 18, 2007 7:35:54 AM
nicole Said:


on Jun 18, 2007 9:07:32 AM
Amy Said:

Done! Off to remind some friends now, too.

on Jun 18, 2007 10:33:12 AM
Grace Said:

Good news - they're both still there!

on Jun 18, 2007 10:52:55 AM
TaunaLen Said:

Yep, counted two, and no changes. :-)


on Jun 18, 2007 11:23:43 AM
Amy Said:

Check! SIL is done with chemo and starting on radiation next month. She's doing well!

on Jun 18, 2007 11:50:49 AM
millicent Said:

done :)

on Jun 18, 2007 12:18:56 PM
Stacey Said:

Foam, really? I have never heard of that. You'll have to tell us all about it after you're done. I would love to have something like that done!

I'm done checking... it's weird though. It's the first time since the baby was born and I wasn't sure what to think about how they felt while nursing. Not sure why I'm sharing this with all of you :-)

on Jun 18, 2007 1:44:11 PM
emily Said:

i did it!

on Jun 18, 2007 2:21:48 PM
Jan Said:

Done. I do it regularly, but I don't think I ever announced it to the world before.
I am intrigued about this foam thing. Please post and let us know how it goes.

on Jun 18, 2007 5:28:57 PM
Shalee Said:

I actually went in for my yearly and my doc (a female) said that my perky girls are just fine and dandy. And then she totally made my day by telling me that she won't start mammos until I'm 40. I so love her.

Oh and have a blast with your Spider Conquering Mom!

on Jun 19, 2007 4:17:15 PM
Summer Said:

Thanks for reminding us all.

And I too, am interested in knowing how that procedure goes. I had my 2nd baby 6 months ago and those nasty little veins popped up on my left leg. Glad to hear that there is something that we can do about it.

on Jun 21, 2007 8:34:16 PM
Melody Said:

I did it, but forgot to come by and tell you...
This is month 4 for me! Two more and I get my crown -- woo-hoo!

on Jun 22, 2007 5:23:33 PM
HolyMama! Said:

finally did mine!

on Jun 22, 2007 9:28:40 PM


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on Jun 27, 2007 8:50:46 AM