Monday, May 11, 2009
Breast Cancer Petition on the Lifetime website!
I received this in an email, and normally believe these are all hoaxes and not worth my time. But I did take the time to check the link and found out there is an actual petition on the Lifetime channel's website, so I thought this was too important not to post.
A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of emotional and physical discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.
According to the Lifetime Website:
Breast Cancer Petition: Protect Breast Cancer Patients from "Drive-Through" Mastectomies
The Bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Needs Your Support!
This week Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Senators Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will re-introduce the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act in Congress. Thanks to its viewers, Lifetime has so far collected more than 23 million online petition signatures urging Congress to pass this critical legislation, which would end the practice of so-called "drive-through" mastectomies when women are forced out of the hospital only hours after invasive breast cancer surgery.
Help restore patient and consumer rights to breast cancer patients and their families:
Sign Lifetime's growing petition. Lifetime will continue to deliver the signatures to Congress and make your voice heard.
Call or write your members of Congress and ask them to support the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. You may reach your member of Congress by calling the U.S. House of Representatives switchboard at 202-225-3121. To find your representative in Congress, go to: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml.
Here is the link to the Lifetime Website where you may sign the petition:
Imagine a look in a patient's eyes when a Doctor tells them they have to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast(s).
So there this doctor sat with a patient giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they muttered.
This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends.