Thursday, September 6, 2012


My yearly PSA.

Wednesday, i had an appointment for my every 3 months check of my thyroid.  (Yes, it was supposed to be August, and i had it scheduled for the last week of that month, and we had a little intruder named Isaac.  So i'm late, so sue me.)

While there, for my August/September blood draw, i get the orders for the yearly Glamor Shots for the twins (i.e., my mammogram).

Since there was no line, and they allow walk ins, i walked in, and i even had the results by that afternoon -- my doctor's nurse called me and gave me the all clear. 

My yearly PSA is to remind all the women out there who are "of a certain age" to remember to go get your twins their Glamor Shots, too, in addition to doing a monthly self exam.

And gentlemen, remember your areas of concern; get that prostate exam yearly, and learn young to do a self exam to watch out for testicular cancer.

These tests can save your life.

Now i have done my good PSA deed for the year, and i will return to my usual nonsense tomorrow.

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Defense Day -- Pakistan

Ear and Trumpter Contests for Mice -- Fairy Calendar

Festa Della Rificolona -- Florence, Italy (one of Florences oldest and most colorful celebrations; through tomorrow)

Fiesta de Santa Fe -- Santa Fe, New Mexico (includes burning of the Zozobra - Old Man Gloom effigy -- as part of the oldest fiesta in the US; through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Jeune Genevois -- Geneva, Switzerland (Genevan fast, dates back to the 16th century; now a flower and garden show also)

Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival -- Estes Park, CO, US (wonderful celebration of the heritage of the Highlands and Ireland; through Sunday)

National Coffee Ice Cream Day -- Sweetie swears the best ever was at Howard Johnson Restaurants back in the day

Read A Book Day -- can't find the history on it, but enjoy!

Sacrifice to Hera Thelchinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Somhlolo Day -- Swaziland (Independence Day)

St. Magnus of Fussen's Day (Patron of crops; against caterpillars, hail, lightning, reptiles, vermin)

Stillbirth Remembrance Day -- Canada (some Provinces); US

Toronto International Film Festival -- Toronto, ON, CA (through the 16th)

Unification Day -- Bulgaria

United Tribes International Pow-Wow -- Bismark, ND, US (over 70 Native American Tribes represented at the major cultural event; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Jeff Foxworthy, 1958
Jane Curtin, 1947
Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
Jo Anne Worley, 1937
Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
Jane Addams, 1860
Marquis de Lafayette, 1757

Today in History:

The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to SanlĂșcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world, 1522
The Spanish "Silver Fleet" disappears off the Florida Keys, 1622
Founding of Salem, Massachussetts, 1628
The first US lighthouse is built in Boston, 1716
Hurricane hits Martinique and Guadalupe, hundreds of ships sink and thousands die on land and at sea, 1776
Thomas Blanchard patents the lathe, 1819
Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio becomes co-ed, with 4 women and 30 men in attendance, 1837
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807, 1870
Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands, 1948
Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal, 1952
Nine Israeli athletes are killed during a rescue attempt after being kidnapped at the Munich Olympic Games; two had died during the kidnapping the day before, 1972
The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states:
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and restores the name St. Petersburg to Russia's second largest city, 1991
Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years, 1995
Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion, 1997


  1. I've been teasing the husband that he'll be reaching prostate-check age sooner than he thinks. It makes him cringe every time.

    I've had 3 mammos so far, the first in my early 20's due to an issue. I read a recent report that mammos may actually be causing breast cancer in many cases. This is scary news. I intend to read up on this (kinda believable) allegation some more before I drawn any concrete conclusions. I know there is an alternative exam that involves ultrasound, but it's LESS expensive for the patient, which is why I think it's not widely known about right now. I gotta do more reading/research.

  2. Ho-Jo's coffee ice cream was great. As a matter of fact, all of their ice cream was great. I miss those restaurants.

  3. Glad your girls got the all-clear. :)

  4. Josie, it's something i think about, too. With my family history of cancer (no breast cancer in recent generations, though, i would rather be safe.

    Suldog, my husband still waxes eloquent about Ho-Jo's coffee ice cream.

    Thank you, Frank.

  5. Glad all went well. Good PSAing on your part.