I know I give you a monthly reminder to "check your boobs" and I frequently remind you to get regular mammograms. The truth is that self-examination and mammograms won't prevent breast cancer and they won't prevent cancer from returning or spreading. I keep up my reminders because they just might catch this damnable disease early. Truth is, I keep up my reminders because I'm still struggling with my guilt, my feeling that surely if I had been taking good care of myself I would have caught my cancer before it spread. I need to work on that. And you need the truth.
No one says it better than Ginny at the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network in this post from last month. You should read it.
And I guess I should let myself off the hook.