When I ran across the Avon Books Kiss and Teal Campaign a few weeks ago, I didn't have any idea that its message would soon impact my family's life in very real ways.
One week ago, my mother-in-law's doctor sent her in for extra tests after a routine exam. Today, she's undergoing exploratory surgery. No one in our family will ever look at our health the same way again.
I don't have much time for a real post this month, because I'm off to the hospital waiting room, but I wanted to share with you the Kiss and Teal campaign. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and considering that Ovarian Cancer is still one of the most deadly forms of cancer for women, I think it wouldn't hurt to be a little more aware of the early symptoms of this disease.
Please pass along the Kiss and Teal message to the women in your life. My mother-in-law had many of these symptoms for the past few months, but didn't think anything of them. None of us knew that they could signify anything but some minor gastrointestinal upset. I don't think most women even know what to watch for when it comes to Ovarian Cancer. But as these messages show, there are signs, and knowing those signs can increase a woman's chances of catching the disease early.