Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Here's some good news....

My Friend Rob, who lives in Portland, Oregon(My home town), is a great guy. He really enjoys hockey a lot(That's how we met). He plays, he goes to watch the Winter Hawks and whenever he can, he listens to the Storm broadcasts.

I received an email from him this morning, saying that his Dad was recently diagnosed with Stage One colon cancer. That's the same stage I was diagnosed at. He's thankful that his father's cancer was detected at an early stage, where the cure/survival rates are so much higher. And I am thankful too. Congratulations Rob! Send your Dad my best and let him know he's in my thoughts and prayers.

So, there ya go. Another success story in the fight against cancer. All I can say to that is "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BABY!!!!"

Monday, March 17, 2008

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

You have the power to prevent colon cancer.

Are you 50 or older? The American Cancer Society recommends that you get tested. Even if you haven't reached 50 yet, get tested if you have a history of colon cancer in your family(Start testing 10 years younger than the age your relative was when they were diagnosed), or if you feel the need. Remember, colon cancer often has no detectable symptoms. So, if you detect something wrong, like blood in your stool, or unexplained abdominable pain, see your doctor. And press for answers if you aren't satisfied with what you are told.

Regardless of race or gender, everyone needs to be screened for colon cancer. This year an estimated 50,000 people will die from the disease, despite the fact that colon cancer is one of the most treatable and survivable forms of cancer.

Colon cancer almost always starts with a polyp, a small growth on the lining of the colon or rectum. Finding and removing polyps before they become cancerous can stop it before it starts. In my case, I was diagnosed with one cancerous polyp in July 2006. One month later, I had a colon resection and every check up since has revealed no evidence of disease.

There are several tests to check for colon cancer. Talk with your doctor or nurse about these tests, how often they are done, and which test is best for you!

Share this message – save a life.



Sunday, March 16, 2008

Todd Sheridan Named SUNYAC Award of Valor Recipient

Here's a great story about a college goaltender who beat cancer to return to the ice.

When you listen to your body and seek help when something's not right, your chances of beating the invaders increases. It worked for me, it's working for Todd.

Oh Baby Vision

How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.

Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.

I hope you like 'em