October 4th, 2011

Boobiethon 2011 – Support can have benefits!

It’s been two years since I won the Boobiethon and had this amazing blog redesign. If you’ve been ogling mine (my blog, people) and have the inclination to both support breast cancer research and possibly win your own blog design, I highly encourage you to enter to win this year’s Boobiethon!  You can’t possibly work with a more fun and classy team than The Moxie Girls and Green Couch Designs, trust me.

Promoting the Boobiethon is particularly poignant this year since something suspicious popped up in my aunt’s mammogram, and now during Breast Cancer Awareness month she’s entering treatment at the same time her sister did 21 years ago.

I’m still not to the point where I can put everything into words. I may never be able to. I have learned so much about what being a medical librarian really means after having the first 3 years of my career in the field be rather abstract by connecting with and teaching other medical librarians for the most part. I work for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine promoting National Library of Medicine resources so you’d think this wouldn’t be such a shocker to me, but the current research and quality health information I provided my aunt to discuss with her care team floored highly regarded oncologists and made my always-hip aunt look very cutting edge. I am in awe of my colleagues who get to do this every single day.

I lost my blogging mojo due to needing to focus on my family (with the notable exception of the morning I backed into my own mother’s car) but now that a treatment plan has been put into play I’m back in the saddle again.

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