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3/13/08 9:25 A

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Thanks for the info.!

 
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3/7/08 3:52 P

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I signed too


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3/7/08 12:34 P

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I'm trying to bring the site up. I will sign it! Hugs to you and thank you for bringing this to our attention. I do know it is true that women having mastectomies are treated this way. I think it is part of the world not valueing women and no one stepping up to say, hey we are people too! Look at how many centuries have gone by and finally women's health issues are being looked at!!! emoticon Cherie

Ok, got the petition signed. Thank you emoticon

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3/7/08 9:52 A

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Thanks for the information, will sign it right now. Sidebar: My mother had (and survived PTL) breat cancer after surgery and some time in the hospital. I would not have wanted her to come home right after surgery with all the pain she was in. We treat our animals better then this, this is crazy! emoticon

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3/7/08 9:13 A

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Thanks for sharing this, I'm on my way over to sign the pettion.

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3/7/08 8:57 A

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I agree with you, I already signed the petition.
I did not know this was going on, what an horrible thing to happen to someone who really needs help. emoticon

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3/7/08 7:52 A

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Absolutely horrible. Will go right now to web site and sign petition. thanks for info. LOL. Betty

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3/7/08 5:01 A

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Hi Everyone! I received this from my friend Linda! I was going to delete it but I decided to take a second and read it. Please don't delete this. Please read it. It is something that is so horrifing about the power of Insurance Companies regarding women getting a Mastectomy. Please take the time to go to the website that is provided and voice your opinion. This is something that needs to be done now! Please remember to pass this along to EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW!

Thank you!

Vanessa Lovvorn


Please take the time to follow the link to this site:

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

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 hea r 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 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.

It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important .. Please take the time and do it really quick! 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.
http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/p
etition/signpetition.php

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