The thought has never been more appropriate. Our personal and professional lives have been inundated by hitherto unknown phrases:"across the isle", "little d, little r" and "executive order".
But it is more than just words and phrases that are changing our lives. It's the implementation of an overwhelming tide of rules and regulations desensitizing us to change and creating an almost apathetic attitude toward daily life.
Recently a senior businesswoman remarked to me over coffee, "its all coming too fast, there is really nothing we can do!"
Over the past 5 years, the post mastectomy profession has had its own personalized introduction to the political two-step, finding that politics and acts of congress control even the minutest details of the provision of breast prostheses and breast care.
So what do we do?
- We get involved!
- We join the daily fight against the insanity.
- We defend our right to practice our profession.
- We acknowledge that "we" means each and every one of us.
It is always too easy to let someone else: be the first to volunteer, do the fighting or pay the bill. But now its time to step up and be counted as one of the over 7,000 post mastectomy professionals throughout the United States.
Currently and as a result of this apathy or failure to get involved, both breast care professionals and post mastectomy beneficiaries are suffering. Breast cancer survivor benefits are dwindling and the federal government is finding ways NOT to pay for vital services by drowning the providers of post mastectomy services in a bottomless vat of rules and regulations.
"There is always strength in numbers." And with a single, focused post mastectomy message we can make a difference. They will listen!
Doctors, Therapists, HME, DME and O & P professionals all have national organizations that are currently fighting the onslaught of negative rules and regulations.
Post Mastectomy has a national organization too. It is the American Association of Breast Care Professionals. And the AABCP has been educating and fighting for post mastectomy rights and benefits for eight years.
But now the need for physical and financial support is greater than ever and AABCP is asking for your recognition, your voice and your support.
This is your Call to Action.
visit http://www.aabcp.org for more information.