Words and Images

You know you’re a writer when you get the written results of your mammogram and the first thing you spot is a grammatical error:

We are pleased to let you know that the results of your recent breast imaging examination on 6/30/16 shows no sign of breast cancer.

Um, don’t you mean “show”?

Not to make a big deal about it because if there’s one thing that bothers me more than grammatical errors, that’s breast cancer. Thanks for the good news!

Mammo Grahams


  1. Congratulations on the good news, Eileen! xoxo

  2. Great news on the test results. I review medical records, & that is nothing compared to many of the medical spelling, grammar & typographical errors that I see.

  3. Yay for you! Love the “mammo-grahams.” What a clever idea! And that grammatical error would bug the hell out of me too, even with good news. 🙂

  4. XOXO

  5. Good news! Have a great weekend!

  6. Dear Eileen, I am so thrilled for the good news you have had post mammos. Hope you are having a good summer. Love you, miss you, XOXOXO

  7. I echo that sentiment about your mammo results! (Apostrophe abusers also offer their congrats on the good new’s.)

  8. Hello Eileen…was looking around your website for your cancer story, something telling us about yourself but couldn’t find anything…still searching. I’m probably missing it…

    • Nita, if you scroll down just a bit on any page, you’ll see the category “Pages” in the right-hand column. The first entry listed, “About the Woman,” will give you my cancer story. Thank you for asking and for reading my blog.

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