Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Breast Cancer Petition - Please sign

I recieved this email and i thought i'd blog it:
Be My Bra

From a nurse: I'll never forget the look in my patients' eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies. So there I sat with my patients, 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.

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 discomfort and painafterwards.

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.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which
will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital
stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the
drive-through' Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a few
hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy
from anes thesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their Web page with a petition
drive to show support. Last year over half the House signed on.

Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give
more than your name, state, and zip code.

Breast cancer petition

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and
family, and on behalf of al l women, THANKS

Breast cancer petition

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