MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- If you can chuckle about your double mastectomy, then be grateful for your happy spirit. Pam Weyandt is grateful that she's an upbeat lady.
Weyandt has cried just once since she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she said. She did Buddy Check 12 and found her own lump, which she described as a hard knot, much like a Werther's candy.
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Weyandt has faithfully done Buddy Check for years and got one of our free Buddy Check kits and the shower card to help remind her to do a self exam.
Her entire life, Weyandt was well-endowed, and she laughs when she shows off her 38G bra. She carried around a lot of weight for a lot of years.
Now, Weyandt said the mastectomy wasn't so horrific. "I went from a big G to a little O."
She wears a hat that says, "I'm too sexy for my hair," and said being bald from chemo just means she doesn't have a bad hair day - ever.
Pam, who lost her husband to cancer a few years back, knows the sadness that comes with cancer. But her oncologist has declared her cancer free and she plans to keep doing Buddy Check 12 and telling everyone else to check.
- If you want a Buddy Check 12 kit we will mail you one or more for free. Just call our partner, Baptist Health, at 902-202-CARE.
- And if you can't afford a mammogram call our M-Line at 1-877-9-MY-MAMO OR 1-877-969-6266. The Mammogram Hotline is our project with Komen for the Cure North Florida. Both Buddy Check and the M-Line are non-profit projects through Jeannie Blaylock at First Coast News.
- If either project has helped you please email Jeannie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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