This is a repost of many many blog posts on the subject of the Frozen Pea Fund. But it is simply too important not to talk about it.
Here is Susan’s explanation, from Boobs on Ice, the blog she’s using to chronicle her cancer experience:
aWhen I discovered a very thick area in my breast I called the
doctor. The next day I was in her office. A half hour after that I was
in the diagnostic radiologist’s.
A full afternoon and multiple stab wounds later we had a variety
of samples of malignant tentacles of tissue that were on their way to
I was in a little pain – it would increase as the local
anesthetic wore off – but left his office with a soft cold pack in my
To keep bleeding down & relieve pain I’d need to keep things
cool. Traditional ice packs are hard and heavy. As much as I try to be
a good sport I’m not into having a brick sitting on my chest.
Enter a bag of frozen peas.