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 Susanâ€™s explanation, from Boobs on Ice, the blog sheâ€™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 radiologistâ€™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 Iâ€™d need to keep things
cool. Traditional ice packs are hard and heavy. As much as I try to be
a good sport Iâ€™m not into having a brick sitting on my chest.
Enter a bag of frozen peas.