Grace came home yesterday and asked what zits means. I told her it was another name for pimples. She said her friend told her it means boobs. I chirped back quicker than I could think and said “No that’s TITS, but don’t repeat that word because it is disrespectful to talk about female boobs like that plus it isn’t a nice word.”
I obviously wanted her to have the correct term and I did tell her she can correct her classmate the next time he uses the wrong word.
When it comes to breast health I want you to have the correct lingo and information to keep your breast tissue healthy.
All joking aside, I am being open and vulnerable in this post. We are talking all about boobs and how to keep them healthy. Men you are more than welcome to read it and share it with your wives, I just warn you to proceed with caution.
As a 35 year old woman, wife, and mother I think about the statistics of young women developing breast cancer. I watched a friend I taught with suffer and loose her battle with breast cancer leaving a young family behind. You may have your own story.
Why? How? What?
You may ask the same questions.
My own mother had a very large tumor removed from her breast tissue and the doctors were amazed that is was benign. She had a mammogram and the little speck that they disregarded grew into a massive tumor.
You may be wondering how you can take preventative measures over your own breast health.
Here is my story. I am sharing for those that want to take action now instead of waiting until an age appropriate mammogram is covered by insurance.
We are going to get real folks. If you don’t want to hear about my boobs then stop reading.
I started having pain in my right breast about 5 months ago. So painful that it felt like a water balloon about to burst. The pressure would release after my period began. Months came and went and some months it was worse and some it was better. All along I new I needed to do something about it.
I had read about thermography 8 years ago when my mom was going through the removal of her breast tumor.
Thermography is also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging. We will call it D.I.T.I
It is the only method for visualizing pain. You can get scans for any part of your body including your whole body.
I knew there was no way I would want my boob squished into a mammogram machine. Nor did I want to be exposed to unnessasary radiation if I had another alternative to try first. D.I.T.I is a non invasive, no touch procedure that is FDA registered.
Through the use of heat it shows abnormalties present in the muscles, nerves, and organs in the body. Scans are read by a Thermologist, a certified doctor, for interpretation. If there is an abnormalty then you are sent to the appropriate specialist.
These images are not mine. They are from The American College of Clinical Thermography You can search there website for centers in your area that perform D.I.T.I scans.
This is a normal breast scan
This is a scan that shows fibrocystic changes in the tissue and should be monitored with another scan in three months.
This is a baseline test. As you can see the breasts are asymetrical.
This is the 3 month follow up and as you can see the breast tissue is symetrical and showing less fibrocystic tissue after routine daily care.
What is the difference between a mammogram and D.I.T.I?
D.I.T.I indicates the early stage of breast disease. It shows abnormalties in breast tissue or areas that could be of concern a couple years down the road if preventative body care is not taken. If a sign cancer is present in the breast tissue the patient is then sent to have a mammogram completed. A mammogram measures the size of the tumor. The United States is one of the only countries that does not use D.I.T.I as a preventative to breast health. Australia and European countries use this technology to help women care for their breasts instead of trying to put out fires when disease has taken its place in the body. Fibrocystic and congested lymph in the breast tissue can be a breeding ground for cancer cells to form. That is why having a picture of your breast tissue at an early age can indicate the health of your boobs for proper care so you can reduce the risk of health concerns in later years.
Why would our country do that? Easy answer. MONEY. https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/truth-exposed-komen/ We have a whole month dedicated to the TA-TA’s It brings in good money to have EVERYTHING pink. According to The National Breast Cancer Oranization. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. It is the second leading disease of cancer death in women. One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
The outcome of my D.I.T.I scan showed that I had inflammation in my breast tissue due to fibrocystic and/or hormone imbalances. The lymphatic system in my breasts were also congested meaning I need to do a lymphatic massage daily with the use of an essential oil based massage oil to pump the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the only system in your body that does not have a pump. That is why it is vital to drink clean water, move daily, and have routine massages.
These are my results. Front, side, and back scans were completed.
Another cause of my severe pain is stress. We all hold stress in different parts of our body. Many women hold emotions and stress in there breasts. When stress levels rise so does cortisol. It is usually stored in our abdomen, but excess quantities can leach out to our breasts and can actually have a negative effect on our breast tissue. This can cause serious problems down the road. http://cortisolconnection.com/ch6_6.php
My protocol is stress management, breast massages, and schedule another D.I.T.I in three months. I am also taking it upon myself to schedule hormone testing to see if that could be a result of the pain.
The cost of the breast scan was $125. That is worth it considering the cost of cancer treatment out of pocket and also in emotional damage to one’s family.
It seems that if you want to take preventative measures you have to pay the price. You either pay now or later. Is your health worth it?
Take care of those udders ladies!