I don't know if you remember almost a month ago that I mentioned that I am planning on making the 15th of each month "Frisk" day. All jokes aside, we all know that early detection of breast cancer is your best bet to surviving this disease.
In my post I explained that I regularly [forget to] do my breast exams each month, and I wondered to myself how many other busy women forget themselves? I made a pact with the MIL that we would remind each other to do our exam on the 15.
I then realized that since many a wondrous thing are discussed on the net, why not see if other women are interested in posting a little graphic on their blog to remind themselves and other women they know. I don't want to limit this to women only, guys if you are interested I can make some in green or blue too. Let me know. Also, as I said in the original post, breast cancer doesn't just affect women. Each year 450 men die from breast cancer, so it's important for men to do exams too, especially if they have family history.
As far as the title, I didn't want this to be such a serious topic and I couldn't figure out a name for the graphic that wouldn't sound stern and clinical. Or that it could be the title of a manifesto. *LOL* Soooo, I came up with Frisk the 15th.
I think as adults we are pulled in so many directions sometimes that we forget that we need to take time for ourselves too. Maybe each month on the 15th we could pencil in a little "me" time. Couldn't we all use a little of that? I'm thinking "make it a routine": have a bubble bath, do your nails and do your exam. :)
Each month on the 15th I'll post my regular post, and/or one of these graphics as a reminder for those of us who need it. That's it. :D
If you would like to post one on your blog to remind the women bloggers you care about to "frisk" themselves monthly, please feel free to get yourself a graphic here. There are 3 styles and 4 sizes of each style (marked LRG, MED, SMALL, XSMALL). In order to make sure you are getting the right size and not just the preview on the front page, click on a preview to view then "right click/ save as".