Wednesday, June 27, 2007

IBC-a Silent Cancer killer?

Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Do you know what it is? If not, you could be at risk.

Most women know; check your breasts, if you have a lump go to the doctor-and start having mammograms at age 40.

But what if the cancer doesn't make a lump? And is undetectable by mammogram?

Inflammatory Breast Cancer aka IBC is the most AGRESSIVE form of breast cancer. Estimates say it could be around 6 to even 10% of breast cancers are this type. Most women don't know they have it until it is TOO LATE.

symptoms may include:
One breast larger than the other
Red or pink skin
Swelling Rash (entire breast or small patches)
Orange-like texture (peau d’orange)
Skin hot to the touch
Pain and/or itchiness
Ridges or thickened areas of breast
Nipple discharge
Nipples that appear inverted or flattened
Swollen lymph nodes under the armpit or on the neck

And if you think you are exempt because you are young??? Wrong
Women as young as 16 and 24 are documented on THIS NEWS PAGE .

This is a serious issue ladies. Please, pass this information onto the women in your lives. If your doctor is not familiar with it (as most are NOT) then print off the reports from THIS NEWS PAGE and take it in with you.

If you have a symptom above GET A BIOPSY! this is the ONLY way to know for sure if you have it.

Know your breasts ladies. Pay attention to the changes. NOTIFY your doctor and GET THE CARE you need before it may be too late.

Monday, June 25, 2007

So we had our ultrasound today

Do you see what I see????

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It was pretty in your face the moment he put the doppler on my tummy! LOL, he took it off immediately and moved somewhere else since he lets us stay in suspense till the end and I don't think he realized we already saw it! LOL but of course, I wasn't "SURE" with the view

Everything looked good. We had a hard time with getting pictures because of the placenta really being in the way. At the end when Dr Lowder went to show us the gender, the baby closed its legs! LOL he says "AH! tell it to open the legs back up!! but I already know cause I peeked!"

Currently he is weighing in at 12 oz.

so he checks again, legs are open and freezes the picture on the screen and just puts the arrow there and turns and looks at me. I could see it and started laughing and was thinking "guess that isn't an umbilical cord!!!"

The kids saw it then and said "its a boy!" and Bella started crying and burried her face in Shawn's neck because she was insistent that it be a girl!

so Harrison Parker will be joining our family sometime late this fall

Dh kept saying " I told you so" and I didn't want to take away his thunder that I was already feeling it, just not accepting it! LOL I don't think he reads my long blog entries so it is ok for me to admit that I already knew--duh! why else was I buying boy clothes and fabric??? I just didn't want to admit it cause his "I know it is a boy" was getting really annoying! LMBO Secretly, I really wanted a boy and I am so very excited that he is coming!

So here is our 20 week belly shot. I had to really scrunch it up in this picture to get it to show
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My weight is now under my starting weight, but we aren't too concerned. Baby is obviously growing and looks good.

Thats's all for now!

time to catch up (crafty)

I haven't posted here in a while!

First off, some more longies I did for the baby
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The first pair is Malabrigo and the second pair is Pure Wool

Then I did this yarn for the store:

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and started these squares for the baby blanket

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Random thoughts and a tag

So, first, I've been tagged by Jo - one of my most favorite women in the world. I have to share 8 random items about ME!!
1) I am pregnant with my 7th child, and I am 31 years old.
2) I was a cheerleader in highschool, back when it was about talent! LOL
3) I love to knit.
4) I often feel like I don't measure up to the other women in my church.
5) My hair should be red to match my Irish temper.
6) I was engaged to my husband just a short 2 weeks after I met him.
7) I once went to a taping of the Jerry Springer show.
8) I don't care if I have grammatical or spelling errors when I type online. I am not writing an english paper darn it! LOL

Ok, so on to things.
In reading Jo's blog this last week, I came across some really despicable people. People that once again believe all the propoganda they are read about every thing they ever learned. This particular topic was the new Gardasil Vaccine for HPV aka Human Papilloma Virus and how dumb we were for not getting it for our daughters.
First off, Gardasil has already caused 3 deaths and over 1,637 adverse vaccination reactions reported--including 371 very serious reactions which included paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures.
All since it was first adminstered.
Doctors are recommending girls as young as 9 get this vaccine.

here is an idea. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease! TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABSTINENCE! Teach them to be abstaining from sex before marriage. Teach them to be responsible. But that is just too hard for some that don't want to have to actually raise their children after they bring them into this world and teach them values and morals.

Why why why do we keep coming out with all these vaccines that are not 100% effective - that do cause deaths and serious reactions.
Why? Its all about the money.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I Can Only Imagine

If you have never seen this video before, you must see it. In honor of Father's Day, I share it with you. What an amazing father this man is:

About the men in the video:

Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.

It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.

For the past twenty five years or more Dick, who is 65, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines. When dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that dick is pushing. When dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When dick swims, Rick is in a small but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by dick.

At Rick’s birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain. dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child’s development.

To read more about this amazing father and son team, visit: Team Hoyt

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Update to the abdominal u/s (ie gallbladder stuff)

Looks like I never posted the update Dr. Lowder gave me.

I have numerous smaller stones in my gallbladder. I also have one that is a bit over 2cm. I didn't think it was that big until I actually saw it on my measuring tape!
The size makes most alternative treatments go out of the picture.
One of my other measurements pertaining to the gallbladder were also listed on the high side of normal (can't remember what it was) but they will have to watch that too.
Good news is, no dilation of bile ducts.

So for now, I deal with it. I have to eat low fat. That only turns out to be hard when take out is offered or when we eat food not prepared by us.

Monday, June 04, 2007

A Very Powerful PSA: Watch Your Swimming Pools

The actress in this commercial is a sister of a friend. It may be hard to watch, but the message is so very important.
It is set to be released soon.

Click on it to view.<

if that link does not work, try this one:

Link to commercial