Friday, September 18, 2009

Its someones BIRTHDAY!!!

Today is Brandon's birthday!!! He probably wont read this but I want everyone to know what an amazing husband he is! I couldn't be more happy. He takes such good care of me and always puts me first( even through football, basketball and track seasons). I'm so proud of him and the things he does. I love going to his coaching events to support him. We have had our hard times but he always makes sure I know he will always be by my side. I am so thankful that he honors his priesthood and has been able to give me some amazing blessings. Brandon, I love you and am so thankful you're mine!!! HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Lets spread the word and make more women aware of this "silent killer". With the recent passing of my Grandma who was taken from us because of Ovarian Cancer, I want to help other women know the sign and symptoms. Please take the time to read through the symptoms and educate yourself on this horrible form of cancer. If you would like I have fact/symptoms cards that would fit in your wallet.

Join the hundreds across the nation wearing TEAL to support National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. TEAL is the ovarian cancer community’s color and serves as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the cancers of the female reproductive system and a leading cause of cancer death among women.


Even in its early stages ovarian cancer has symptoms. Research indicates that 95 percent of women with ovarian cancer had symptoms and 90 percent of women experienced symptoms with early-stage ovarian cancer. Symptoms vary from woman to woman and many times depend on the location of the tumor and its impact on the surrounding organs. Many of the symptoms mimic other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Cancer Society, with significant support from the Alliance formed a consensus statement on ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has endorsed the consensus statement, which was announced in June 2007.

The statement follows:

Historically ovarian cancer was called the “silent killer” because symptoms were not thought to develop until the chance of cure was poor. However, recent studies have shown this term is untrue and that the following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population.

These symptoms include:

Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies. The frequency and/or number of such symptoms are key factors in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Several studies show that even early stage ovarian cancer can produce these symptoms.

Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist. Prompt medical evaluation may lead to detection at the earliest possible stage of the disease. Early stage diagnosis is associated with an improved prognosis.

Several other symptoms have been commonly reported by women with ovarian cancer. These symptoms include fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation and menstrual irregularities. However, these other symptoms are not as useful in identifying ovarian cancer because they are also found in equal frequency in women in the general population who do not have ovarian cancer.

Please wear TEAL and help spread the word!

Nothing to exciting

Nothing to exciting has been going on. We went to Enterpriese for the 24 of July rodeo, we've hung out at the lake and went to a boxing match where we sat ring side. Now that football has started we really wont be doing much but I really love football season so I'm ok with that.