November Fluff

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 11:33am

Yes, it is November. Enough of the October "Pink". That doesn't mean we forget and still do things for breast cancer, but we need to go on. The "Pink" obviously works as if you saw GMA this morning, Amy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This was her first ever mammogram and she did it in October to go along with the "Pink" campaign. 

1. Do you have Thanksgiving plans yet?

2. What is your favorite side dish for Thanksgiving?

3. What is your favorite dessert for Thanksgiving (trying to get ideas as we were invited to a friends home and was asked to bring dessert)?

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 1:57pm

fallflower wrote:
Yes she did. Robin actually inspired her and coaxed her to do it and she did on, on TV that day. This was the first time she has ever had it and said she most likely would have kept pushing it off if it wasn't for this. </span></span></strong></p>

I really hope that they were exaggerating things for tv purposes. Really, any 40yo woman that hasn't heavily discussed mammograms and breast cancer with her doctor is an idiot.

 

Okay, I just read the press release.  And this comment astounds me:

"Sitting in that kitchen with Marie Monville, I had cancer and didn’t know it. In fact, I would have considered it virtually impossible that I would have cancer. I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little family history; in fact, all of my grandparents are still alive."

For any educated woman in America to think she can't get breast cancer because she works out and eats right is mind boggling. There is no excuse for that.  Obviously the PINK movement is either useless or needs to be expanded.

 

That said, she has my sympathy and good wishes. Breast cancer is cruel no matter who it strikes.

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 2:04pm

I really hope that they were exaggerating things for tv purposes. Really, any 40yo woman that hasn't heavily discussed mammograms and breast cancer with her doctor is an idiot.

 

Okay, I just read the press release.  And this comment astounds me:

"Sitting in that kitchen with Marie Monville, I had cancer and didn’t know it. In fact, I would have considered it virtually impossible that I would have cancer. I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little family history; in fact, all of my grandparents are still alive."

For any educated woman in America to think she can't get breast cancer because she works out and eats right is mind boggling. There is no excuse for that.  Obviously the PINK movement is either useless or needs to be expanded.

 

That said, she has my sympathy and good wishes. Breast cancer is cruel no matter who it strikes.

http://www.wistv.com/story/23933618/abcs-amy-robach-to-have-double-mastectomy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/amy-robach-breast-cancer_n_4254093.html

Thanks for doubting what I heard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes this morning, BAER.

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 2:36pm

Yes, I have a friend whose a radiation tech, she always warns me NOT to schedule it in October b/c of the rise in appointments from so many women trying to get in for the first time. That is what the pink cause has done, If a pink ribbon helps one woman get a mammogram that might not pay attention to it any other time of the year then it's working...  The men on the today show are letting their facial hair grow this month b/c it's awareness for mens health month, they have the power to influence so many watchers too. 

 

 


 


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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 2:39pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">fallflower</em> wrote:</div>Yes she did. Robin actually inspired her and coaxed her to do it and she did on, on TV that day. This was the first time she has ever had it and said she most likely would have kept pushing it off if it wasn't for this. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I really hope that they were exaggerating things for tv purposes. Really, any 40yo woman that hasn't heavily discussed mammograms and breast cancer with her doctor is an idiot.</p><p> </p><p>Okay, I just read the press release.  And this comment astounds me:</p><p>"Sitting in that kitchen with Marie Monville, I had cancer and didn’t know it. In fact, I would have considered it virtually impossible that I would have cancer. I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little family history; in fact, all of my grandparents are still alive."</p><p>For any educated woman in America to think she can't get breast cancer because she works out and eats right is mind boggling. There is no excuse for that.  Obviously the PINK movement is either useless or needs to be expanded.</p><p> </p><p>That said, she has my sympathy and good wishes. Breast cancer is cruel no matter who it strikes.</p>

What a cruel and judgemental post. 

 

 

 


 


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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 2:42pm

Yes, I have a friend whose a radiation tech, she always warns me NOT to schedule it in October b/c of the rise in appointments from so many women trying to get in for the first time. That is what the pink cause has done, If a pink ribbon helps one woman get a mammogram that might not pay attention to it any other time of the year then it's working...  The men on the today show are letting their facial hair grow this month b/c it's awareness for mens health month, they have the power to influence so many watchers too. 

Yeah, not sure why it is a bad thing. This is just ONE story that will save a life. 
I also don't get why people would not believe that people don't go and get checked. I know women who have never gone also. Do I think it is a smart thing? No. I am not naive to think that it doesn't happen and I don't go around calling them idiots.
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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 3:05pm

1. Do you have Thanksgiving plans yet?  Yes.

2. What is your favorite side dish for Thanksgiving?  Stuffing.

3. What is your favorite dessert for Thanksgiving (trying to get ideas as we were invited to a friends home and was asked to bring dessert)?

Apple Pie.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 3:08pm

fallflower wrote:
<p>I am looking for something that says Thanksgiving but maybe in a different form. Instead of a pie, maybe a bar or cookie or something else. Last year I brought my caramel apple pie. One of their children is going to school to be a chef so she made an apple pie too but didn't know until the last minute what they were making at school but we all enjoyed both of them. </p>

I have made this with great results:  http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/brown-butter-pumpkin-layer-cake.aspx

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 3:10pm

Yum, thanks Laughing

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 4:47pm

1.  Eating out this year.  DH's and and step-mother are hosting.  Not all finalized yet.  We will be doing it our town because we are centrally located (ILs are 45 minutes north of us, DD2 45 minutes south of us.)  We are finding some options and then  IL will  make a decision.

2. Stuffing.

3. Blueberry pie. 

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 4:59pm

fallflower wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yes, I have a friend whose a radiation tech, she always warns me NOT to schedule it in October b/c of the rise in appointments from so many women trying to get in for the first time. That is what the pink cause has done, If a pink ribbon helps one woman get a mammogram that might not pay attention to it any other time of the year then it's working...  The men on the today show are letting their facial hair grow this month b/c it's awareness for mens health month, they have the power to influence so many watchers too. </p><div><span style="font-size:small"><strong>Yeah, not sure why it is a bad thing. This is just ONE story that will save a life. </strong></span></div><div><span style="font-size:small"><strong>I also don't get why people would not believe that people don't go and get checked. I know women who have never gone also. Do I think it is a smart thing? No. I am not naive to think that it doesn't happen and I don't go around calling them idiots.</strong></span></div>

I get my mammogram about once every two-three years.  My doctor has been nagging me for about seven years to get a colonoscopy and I haven't got round to it.  I freely admit to being an idiot.

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