Saturday, November 21, 2009

...Let's Get Physical

Hello. I watched the ageless Olivia Newton John on a talk show the other night. Her opinion regarding mammograms was succinct and stern. She believes that women in their 40's should have exams (mammograms) and that early detection is key. Also, if a woman, (and some men) has a mammogram and isn't comfortable with a questionable result, they can have an ultrasound also. Olivia should know. Olivia is a breast cancer survivor, donating millions to the cause. On this day in 1981, Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single went to #1 on the Billboard charts and remained on top for 10 weeks. Let's get physical everyone and stay that way. The song was banned in many areas for promoting bestiality which only gave it more press and resulted in more sales.Insurance companies say mammogram coverage is unlikely to change despite the debate over the effectiveness of breast cancer screenings for women in their forties. The controversial new guidelines for breast cancer screening do not represent government policy, as the Obama administration sought to keep the debate over mammograms from undermining the prospects for health-care reform. We are ultimately responsible for our own health, laymen or Doctors may we be. Have a great day, stay informed and question 'authority.' Be your own barometer. I am installing taupe crewelwork box pleated valances this afternoon. That will be a work out in itself. Today's photo is my 'Balsam Needlepoint Tree Skirt' for those who put up a Christmas Tree. For those who don't, it could make quite the seasonal cocktail skirt! One's waist would have to be about 4 inches in circumference tho'. That doesn't sound very healthy.
"Family, nature and health all go together." Olivia Newton-John