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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Service Information

Okay some things to learn about today.

AND THIS IS TRUE - it's a little old - but if you haven't seen it - it'll be good for you to learn about.

Thyroid cancer
Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women,
thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that
the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and
mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for
your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped
around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it. Also, there is
something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms.
By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little
Silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one
in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know.
You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have
known to ask?
We need to pass this on to our daughters, nieces, mothers and all our
female friends and husbands tell your wives !!

Okay do you cry at weddings or not - here is what it means about you.

Jim sent me this - it was about the Queen's 60th Jubilee - you should see her ship.  Awesome.



Dolores said...

I didn't know this about thyroid cancer, thanks for passing on this info.
Your header is beautiful!

EM Illustrator said...

I so much love the thought of the day - it's so very true. Hope that you're having a good day. I've been working at the easel and it feels great to have gotten the inspiration back. Big hugs to you my friend.


The Jones Family said...

Great info about the thyroid guard that we should all be asking for when we have dental xrays and mammograms. I will be sure to ask about that myself. You may have saved some lives today. Thanks.
Have a great weekend.

LL Cool Joe said...

I must try the walnut thing!

Nope I don't cry at Weddings but I do at funerals.

Happy Weekend!

Fiona said...

Love your header Sandie, it is beautiful.

Thanks for the tips.

x Fiona

Anonymous said...

Good info on the thyroid cancer and the walnuts. thanks.

Shelly said...

I have a friend who has had thyroud cancer and this was especially interesting to me. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend~

Sarah (Nikki) said...

that quote about living when not afraid is so true. No fear lets us take risks and do things we wouldn't otherwise. And that walnut works. Have a great fun weekend out there.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are doing a good service to pass along the info about thyroid cancer and the thyroid shields. I'm excited about the walnut trick! Have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

Grandma Bonnie said...

Neat tip about the walnut and wood scratches. I have got to stop and get some walnuts this weekend. Thanks for the info about the thyroid guard. I will be sure to ask for one. I will pass this on to my daughter and daughter in laws. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Gloria Hood said...

The flotilla was amazing!

Beth said...

Funny you should mention thyroid cancer as I just had a thyroid ultrasound done on Wednesday. Good info!

The only wedding I ever cried at was my daughter's wedding. And that was 1977.

TexWisGirl said...

my dogs would follow me around, licking off the walnut flavor. :)

The Boston Lady said...

I'm a cryer! It was interesting to read the meaning behind why we feel that way and to be truthful, I always feel better after a good cry! But weddings always get to me. I have no idea how I made it through my son's last fall without totally making a fool out of myself! I cried with dignity - at least I like to think I did. Ann

Ginny said...

Wow, the Jubilee thing is amazing. I love that first ship because of the cool bells on it!!! This is quite a spectacle. Now is a Flotilla the name of that boat, or is it a parade on water?

Cranberry Morning said...

I had not known about the possible connection with the xrays and thyroid cancer. I'll remember that next time I go to the dentist. Thanks, Sandie. Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

I had forgotten about the walnuts and will give that a try when I see that my furniture needs it. I think so far mine is good and don't need it.

I honestly think there is a connection with dental x-rays and my breast cancer! I had TMJ and had lots of x-rays without the apron. Who knows? I will ask about the thyroid cover when I have my mammogram in December though.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I need to remember about the thyroid guard at my next mammogram and dental xray time! hugs, Linda

Renae said...

Great info, Sandie! Thank you. My brother has thyroid cancer right now and he is not having fun. There are 4 types. The 1st and 2nd type are deadly, the 3rd type is bad and the 4th type is generally curable. He has type 4. What he has gone thru thus far is difficult as it is. Dang cancers.

Sandra said...

i cryed at a couple of weddings, not all of them. i should have cried at my first wedding.. LOL and i just tried the walnut on my rocking chair and the end table, does nothing at all. so that one is a myth.
as for the last one i believe it is true we don't live until we lose our fear but have never been able to do that. fear keeps me from doing quite a few things i want to do.

Helen said...

Thanks for the post ... I am aware of thyroid cancer as both of my sisters have thyroid disease ... and I always cry at weddings!

(in real life and in movies)

Lynn said...

First of all - thank you for the tip about the throat shield - I will forever ask for that.

And the walnut thing worked!!!! I jumped up from the computer and ran to get a walnut to rub over a scratch the air conditioning repair guy made on my grandmother's beautiful buffet. I kept putting off going to get scratch cover from Home Depot. It totally works!!! You can't tell that scratch was even there. Thank you for sharing this good info. :)

Retired English Teacher said...

I find it amazing that these aprons aren't used routinely.

Nice post.

Inger said...

Thank you so much for that information about thyroid cancer. With my lousy teeth, I will remember to ask next time and for my mammogram as well. I didn't know about walnuts, I will try it. Thanks for that and the thought for the day.

Modern Day Disciple said...

Did not know about the walnuts, yes I cry at weddings (do I wanna see the clip?)Hmmm...afraid" I guess perfect love casts out fear but I am feeling the fear and confident of Him anyway! Full speed ahead!

Jim said...

Thanks for the thyroid info, Sandie. On July 6 my sister-in-law is having one of her lef tpara-thyroid glands removed, there are two of these on each side + the thyroid gland.

In 2004 she had one of the right ones removed. She sings and the 2004 surgery caused her to not be able to sing the high notes like she used to.

Thank you too for sharing the Queen's 'boat ride.'

Finally, I only cry at weddings when it is my daughter or perphaps granddaughter getting married.

Jim said...

I use Old English Scratch Remover to repair furniture wood damage. It is essentially a wood stain with polish added.

I buy a bottle about once every ten years at Home Depot.

Butterbean Row said...

Oh there you are!
I saw that Dr. Oz show on thyroid cancer. That is a good service that you made others aware.

All the best,


Miss Debbie said...

Thanks for the helpful info! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Paula said...

I take Throid medicne every day. John and I have both drug our feet at the dentist's office on having ex-rays everytime they want us to and she doesn't like it at all.

Debbie said...

i don't cry at weddings and i don't really love them. i do however love being married!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Great info on the Thyroid cancer, I had it so I wonder? Had way too many x-rays of my lungs as a child and in my older years.

I do not cry at weddings.

Interesting about the walnut!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh my word, I can cry watching The Waltons, a television commercial, reading a scripture in the Bible. You name it, I cry. And yes, I cry at wedding and the Royal Wedding especially. Great info Sandie!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

in all the years of dental X-rays and mammograms I'd never seen the throat shield. My daughter is a dental technician and I'm going to ask her about it. Just because something is good for you doesn't mean that the side effects might even be worse. Best to know all the sides of the story.

Annmarie Pipa said...

i also heard this about dental X-rays....I asked the hygienist last time about it and she told me the rays were very very minimal.

Mimi said...

MY DAUGHTER is a Dental hygienist and I am going to have a talk with her....she should use this on everyone......Not just me cause YES I WILL INSIST on me for sure...but everyone should be protected.....
thankyou for sharing!!!
I like the walnut idea too...gonna try that!!!

jack69 said...

Great entry, full of good info. The Thyroid guard info is probably very good. Anytime you can eliminate EXCESS Radiation where not needed is good.
Love the quote about living.
Tired here, long long day!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great info, Sandie! Thanks for passing it along to us.
I can cry at a commercial...especially those that show the abandoned pets!
Are you having a good weekend? Hope so! Take care.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I like Dr Oz,. but never have much time to watch him.
Thank you for the tip on the thyroid cancer and mamamogram- shield.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Oh boy. I can cry at the drop of a pin. Very sentimental. Hope your Saturday was terrific. Susan

That corgi :) said...

Thanks for the link about crying, Sandie. As you know, I'm a crier, LOL, so it was good to read some thoughts about it. I do think a good cry is a wonderful thing to have; it does make me feel better, LOL (except for the stuffy nose and headache the next day :)

I liked the boats at the queen's celebration; I had seen the video elsewhere, but always fascinating. I wonder if the corgis were aboard the ship :)


Rob-bear said...

Happy Saturday!

And, say, the Brits do know how to do "pomp and circumstance"! Even with their boats.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great to meet you Chatty and we'll have to have an Atlanta Bloggers Get Together!
I didn't know about the walnut - but have used a pecan nut instead. Does the same thing. Saw where you have family reuniions in Indiana. My Mom is from the Linton, Indiana area in the southern west side of the state.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi pretty lady, Sandie,
Today's post is another good food for thoughts.
I have been looking into your older posts, and realizing how beautiful you are, and your daughter too...She's so blonde!!
You are both gorgeous ladies!!
I hope you all have a terrific weekend with those you love.
Thank you for your kind Emails, my dear friend!!
God may bless you all!!
Warm Hugs,
Poet Starry.

SquirrelQueen said...

That's really good info on the neck guard, I'll remember this tip. I have heard of using walnuts for scratches but I haven't tried it.

I sometimes cry at weddings but only if I know the couple.

SweetMarie said...

Such important information! It doesn't make sense that you have to ask to be protected!
I do cry at weddings and lots of other stuff. :)
Happy Sunday Sandie!

Terri Buster said...

This makes perfect sense, it's just something I haven't thought about- I had no idea about asking for a guard or shield. Thanks for sharing this Sandie!

Ann said...

great info about the thyroid cancer. Kind of makes you mad that doctors/dentists know about that stuff but don't bother to take extra precautions with their patients said...

I cried at my own wedding as I walked down the isle. I was only a young bride back then. Not that I was making a mistake. Just to know that this man truly loved me to marry me so young. Now 50 years later. He was dedicated to put up all my foolishness at times. Even now.

I used peanut butter on furniture for big spills that made my furniture go white. The peanut butter was a miracle. Scratches. I used shoepolish and rubbed it well in. The colur say brown. The other day I put a glass of lemonaide on the table and on a newspaer. The sweat of the coldness melted the newspaper and I had to peel it off. So rescue to the peanutbutter. Walnut sounds good but I really dont have them around only on special events. I have mouth reactions to walnuts. Not the shell of course.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thanks for all the informatin. Funny thing on Thursday when I was doing my housework I actually went into the cabinet and got a walnut and tried that. It worked!
Hope our weekend is going well.
Hugs, Debby

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for all that info ... I have some furniture and cabinets with scratches ... I put walnuts on the grocery list and will use them tomorrow to repair those scratches.


GREAT FYI tips. Can not wait to try the walnuts on scratches.

Debbie said...

I had heard some of these before but had forgotten them. I needed the reminder!

I do cry at weddingings, and yep. I cried at the royal one. I love weddings.