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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2007, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Breast Cancer Recovery - Petition

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND DO THIS.

Thank you for your time!
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 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.

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 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.


Mastectomy Bill in Congress

It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important .. please take
the time and do it really quick!

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all women.

Please send this to everyone in your address book.
If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard,
this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I
think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it
on to others
you know who will do the same.

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 anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

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

PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the Web site below. You need
not give more than your name and zip code number.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/index.php

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and
family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME AND DO
THIS.

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Here is a direct link:
http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcanc...gnpetition.php

Remember folks, if you are not a registered voter, your signature does not count on petitions like this... Get yourself registered!!!
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Done and thank you for posting this.

We have a dear friend who has gone through two battles with breast cancer, and at only 28, has lost both breasts. It's very sobering to see such a beautiful, vibrant and YOUNG woman go through something like that. I think it's easy for a lot of us to push it to the back of our minds and think it's something only 'older' women go through, when in fact that's not at all the case.
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Done and thank you for posting this.

We have a dear friend who has gone through two battles with breast cancer, and at only 28, has lost both breasts. It's very sobering to see such a beautiful, vibrant and YOUNG woman go through something like that. I think it's easy for a lot of us to push it to the back of our minds and think it's something only 'older' women go through, when in fact that's not at all the case.
Very True. My friends mother had a double mastectomy and reconstruction. Breast Cancer runs rampant in their family. SHe has been getting mammograms since she was 23. Cancer can strike at any age.

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Done

I volunteerred at a cancer hospital for 1 year.
They would give pink bears to the breast cancer patients who were having surgery

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Hope it helps...
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Signed it, along with a comment to congress to get their asses in gear.

This privacy note actually scared me in the last part.
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The information you provide here is intended for this petition only. We will pass the information along to Congress. Lifetime will not use the information for any commercial or other purpose. However, Lifetime cannot be responsible for the use of this information by Congress
I'm SO getting audited next year.
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Thanks everyone. I'm believing more and more that insurance companies are the devil.

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