Monday, November 16, 2009

HA! Ha, I Say!!

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it all along in my gut. My female instincts are still good. I have long attempted to get by with fewer mammograms, as I didn't think it was right for someone without risk factors to get x-rays any more than absolutely necessary.

Here's one article, with the news that came out today:

And to me, the most significant part of this story is this paragraph:
"While many women do not think a screening test can be harmful, medical experts say the risks are real. They include unnecessary tests, like biopsies that can create extreme anxiety. And mammograms can find cancers that are better off not found. Some cancers grow so slowly that they never would be noticed in a woman’s lifetime. When they are found, women end up being treated unnecessarily."
So every time I've been trying to stretch out my appointments because I don't think it's a good idea to get zapped that often, and especially to that doctor that all but patted me on the head and said "who put you on a two year plan?" to which I've replied "why are the schedulers so adamant that you don't have your next screening even one day before the anniversary date?" I say ha!
Women treated unnecessarily. Who'd have thought that possible? A little more $$ in the coffers, doc? Over-medicated, over-injected, over-treated, and...might I add....over-hand-sanitized. When will we say enough?


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Finished Another!

This doll, made from the Barbara Willis "Parfum" class at Gala 2008 is finally done! I don't know why I'm so resistant to the final steps. I think she turned out pretty well - I'm pleased to have had those beautiful gold metallic and silk fabrics from our friends from India.