This weekend I stopped into the comic shop near Queen & Bathurst. Didn’t pick anything up . I was looking for a comic of my sister, Supergirl. She wasn’t there. As I left I was distracted by this logo, NerdGirl Pinups…sounds hot. I went to the site but I didn’t see anything nerdy enough for my nerdiness. I was decidedly inspired before I went to the site and wore out my nerdy glasses on Friday night. I’d like to have my own nerdy photo shoot. I came www.nerdgirl.com, a blog by a nerdy girl who likes gadgets. The best nerd girl site I found is www.nerdgirls.com which is uber cool and much hotter. These Superbabes nerd out there.
This quote has been floating around online and was first heard on National Public Radio (NPR). I think its great. I’m having some friends over to watch history unfold this evening. We’ve all got our fingers crossed for Obama.
“Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health.”
The Movember Foundation was started in Australia in 2004. It is a not for profit, charitable organization that implements a month long event called Movember each year in the month of November. Movember’s goal is to raise awareness around men’s health issues and raises funds charities chosen by each country involved, focussing primarily on prostate cancer. Before the Movember movement, prostate cancer was pretty unknown and not talked about. Now, due to the raised awareness, it is hoped that men know the signs and when to access help. Symptoms don’t usually present themselves until the cancer has grown big enough to put pressure on the urethra, which then causes issues with needing to urinate more frquently and having issues when urinating. If you suspect you may have prostate cancer, it is highly advised that you visit a urologist like Advanced Urology who will handle your situation with care and compassion, and talk you through diagnosis and treatment methods. However, these symptoms don’t automatically mean prostate cancer, although it is advised that you visit a urologist anyway to find the cause (which usually involves prostate enlargement). Movember unites men and encourages discussions on any prostate related topic. Even discussing remedies such as prostagenix is encouraged. Additionally, by raising awareness about prostate health, it is hoped that more men will be encouraged to get in touch with a doctor if they notice any issues so that any ailments can be addressed and treated. For example, although an enlarged prostate can be a sign of cancer, sometimes this enlargement can be benign. Above all, it can sometimes be reassuring to learn that the risk of prostate cancer is no greater for men with an enlarged prostate than it is for men without an enlarged prostate. It is also important to remember that a benign enlarged prostate can be treated using medicines such as tadalafil. Tadalafil is a medication typically used to treat erection problems. You can learn more about tadalafil (commonly sold under the brand name of Cialis) on the Blink Health website. Ultimately, what works for some may not work for others and vice versa. Talking about men’s health not only helps people but also raises awareness and that could save lives.
These are the facts that scared me most while I was raising my own awareness:
Every year around 22,300 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer
4,300 die of the disease, making it thenumber one cancer threat to Canadian men
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men
Treated early and effectively, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%.
1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 1 in 27 will die from it.
CNN is reporting the following for the US Election tomorrow (see image). What an exciting time! I hope and prey Obama wins. It will be a real shame for the US to have old fart McCain in office for the next term. It truly is time for change in the US. Their economy and state of the nation has become such a mess since Bush has been in office (including his investment in the war on Iraq, however, we won’t touch on that item!).
I’ll be at a pub with friends watching the future of the US unfold!!
Educate yourselves! I’m sharing some interesting facts I found here about the election & candidates:
Approaches my towel Causing me to spring and move Out of the way of the ocean
When I lived at the beach I wrote all the time. It was so inspiring and free to be there, I wrote this in 2004 the pic is from Aquabumps. They have the best shots from Bondi and other amazing beaches. I always miss it when I see them but i’m also reminded of how great it is.