Get your mammogram

From the Yakima Hereld

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/11/12/11-13-10-letters-to-the-editor

To the editor — On Jan. 18, I received the gut-stomping, breath-robbing diagnosis of breast cancer. Ten days later, I had surgery, closely followed by 38 days of radiation. We are so very blessed to have North Star Lodge. Every single medical person with whom I came in contact was professional, knowledgeable, compassionate. The volunteers are cheerful, informative and kind. Each day I met some remarkable women in the waiting room. Oddly, I choked up when my treatment ended; I was leaving behind what had become my second home and very dear friends.
My point in telling this personal story is I had no appearance or feel of a lump. It was only through a mammogram that my cancer was discovered. I passionately urge all women to be diligent with their breast health. Don’t let the fact that you don’t have insurance delay this test. There are resources available for people who don’t have the funds. Contact North Star, ‘Ohana or Wellness House for information.
Don’t let fear of the outcome keep you from getting a mammogram. Go with a friend; do whatever it takes to take care of you. You matter. Now, get that appointment made.

Authentic Happiness with Author Patti Digh

This past November, in honor of Hospice Month, author Patti Digh joined our Central Washington community to share some of her humorous wisdom about life. She shared excerpts from her book LIFE IS A VERB: 37 Days To Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally. Our local Hospice groups are the embodiment of this philosophy. To learn more about our regional hospice groups at helpfromhospice.com. Enjoy these brief clips from Patti’s presentation.

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Patti Digh on Happiness

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Patti Digh on Hospice

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Patti Digh on Relationships

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Patti Digh on Loving Yourself

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Patti Digh on Trusting Yourself