We decided to go to the cafeteria to get something to eat while Donna tried to nap before the doctor was scheduled to come in. We were down there for about 15 minutes, when Donna called and said she wanted us to come back up there because a doctor came in.
We get back up to her room and there is a wound specialist there hovering over Donna. He saw us come in and turned around to introduce himself to us. When he moved, is when I almost broke down.
The wound specialist was cleaning Donna's wound on her stomach. I assumed there was going to be some stitches from the emergency c-section they did, but I was wrong. There, I saw this very large hole in her stomach full of tissue and blood, where the baby used to be. They were unable to stitch the wound because of problems. They have to come in and clean it a few times a day to keep it from getting infected. I was so shocked seeing her like that.
I know the guy that caused the accident, and every time I think about it, I just want to go to his house and hurt him like he hurt Donna. I couldn't imagine being in a car accident like that and losing my baby. I felt horrible sitting with her while she's going through the loss of her baby and be sitting there being healthy and still pregnant.
When we left, I was really quiet and Debbie tried to make me feel better about it. I haven't been able to get the picture out of my head.
♦ An estimated 182,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2008.
♦ Approximately 42,200 deaths will occur in women from breast cancer in 2008.
♦ One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
♦ Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
♦ Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
And these numbers keep raising.
To start off, I'm linking a few good sites to read. Please talk to your family and know your risk. Do a self breast check every month. It's very simple to do and can be done in a minute while taking a shower, or even while laying around watching TV. Doing a simple self-exam is how my mother caught hers.
Susan Komen for the Cure: Breast Self Awareness
Susan G. Komen for the Cure: How to do a breast self-exam
Please read and watch the video and share with your girlfriends.
Early protection can save your life!
P.S. I'll be updating blog all month long with tips and facts. Oh, and sport the pink so show you're a supporter!
LoL.Fall time also means another thing to Alaskans. No more 22 hour sunlight. As much as I'm going to miss summer, I'm going to miss the sunlight. But it also means I can take more pictures of sunsets which I love! Aaron and I were driving to Walmart the other day and the sun was setting. The clouds were in such the right spot that I got an awesome shot. I was hoping for a better shot, but the traffic wasn't moving!!! Grr.
Snow has also started on the mountains. I am dreading that part!!! But it's still beautiful.
By Jeremiah Bartz
Alaska State Troopers on the scene report the Blazer, traveling south on the Parks Highway toward Wasilla, was observed crossing the center line. As the Blazer tried to swerve back into traffic, the vehicle was T-boned by the Plymouth, which was traveling northbound toward Big Lake.Two adults were in the Plymouth. Both were taken from the scene to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was 19-year-old Donna Gallant, of Big Lake. Wasilla's Timothy Abell, 44, was the passenger according to the AST report. According to Troopers on scene, Gallant is pregnant.One of the juvenile passengers of the Blazer was medevaced from the scene to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage with critical injuries. Bisonette, the 15-year-old driver and two juvenile passengers were transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. The two juvenile passengers were later transported to Alaska Regional Medical Center and Alaska Native Medical Center, according to AST reports.In addition, AST reports from the scene were that at least one person was ejected from the Blazer as result of the accident.Troopers responded to the scene at about 4:15 p.m. and as of about 6 p.m., AST officials had closed off a 40-yard section of the Parks Highway and were diverting traffic through the parking lot of the Meadow Lakes Center.
It was the best feeling in the world.....until 13 other people called bingo too. I was pissed!! Here, I thought I was going to win $1,000. Instead, I had to split it between 13 people. I got $71.25. I guess it's better than nothing *Shrugs*