Seths father Stan passed away this morning at 3:15 a.m. It is so sad but also a relief….a relief to know that he is no longer suffering. He has one of the biggest hearts I have ever come across and I will miss him so very much.
Extended bra wearingSydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer (husband-and-wife authors of Dressed to Kill, Avery Press, 1995) have discovered a possible trigger for breast cancer in interviews of 4,730 women in five major US cities, conducted between 1991 and 1993. They found that:
Women who wore their bras for 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (their study included 2056 subjects for the cancer group and 2674 for the standard group).
Women who wore bras more than 12 hour per day but not to bed had a 1 out of 7 risk.
Women who wore their bras less than 12 hours per day had a 1 out of 152 risk.
Women who wore bras rarely or never had a 1 out of 168 chance of getting breast cancer.
The World Health Organization calls chemical toxins the primary cause of cancer. Poisons accumulating in breast tissue are normally flushed by clear lymph fluid into large clusters of lymph nodes nestling in the armpits and upper chest. Because lymphatic vessels are very thin, they are extremely sensitive to pressure and are easily compressed. Chronic minimal pressure on the breasts can cause lymph valves and vessels to close.
A look at the breast cancer rate in countries where bra-wearing is not the norm shows a very low incidence of breast cancer. Japanese women living in Japan, where bra-wearing is uncommon, have a very low incidence of breast cancer; however in second generation Japanese-American women, the breast cancer rate sky-rockets to match that of the Western world.
The overall increase found between 24-hour wearing and not wearing at all was 125-fold.
We drive over this bridge every single weekend when we go to visit Seths father Stan who is dying of cancer. It’s a beautiful bridge but I wish I didn’t have to cross over it so often. Every time we cross it means we are closer to the end.
“The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr Toad.”
My sweet little Samson somehow managed to get a pretty bad eye injury. He must have gotten in a fight because there looks to be a small puncture wound on the front of the cloudy area. The worst part was that financially we were unable to take him to the vet. We are just getting by as it is. Taking him to the vet would have meant we wouldn’t eat for a week. So…..I posted a wish on Wish Upon A Hero and a lovely, kind woman named Melinda granted my wish and overnighted me the funds needed to take Samson to the vet. It warms my heart to know that there are still good and kind people in the world like Melinda. The vet looked at Samson eye and told us that his eye would never be the same and he will never regain the lost vision. Luckily the antibiotic ointment seems to be doing the trick. The next step would have been to sew his eye shut. The thought of doing that turns my stomach! After a few days on the antibiotic ointment he is now able to keep his eye open and it’s oozing much less. Thank you so much Melinda!