Weekly Photo Challenge-Optimistic

Weekly Photo Challenge Optimism




On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff

This day in history. A day I will never forget.

CZz4M9cWkAAVVYAOn Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven onboard and forever changing the lives of those who witnessed it.

As their families gathered at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of the disaster, Americans old enough to remember watching the Challenger’s fateful flight are sharing their memories online.

This day in history.


I color for stress and here is one I just completed.

flower coloring

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. This is very important to me since I am suffering from this.

Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.

Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Alphabet #3

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This was taken at MIS last year. It was raining so it is not the best picture. We were in the pits waiting to see the drivers.

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Alphabet


Weekly Photo Challenge – Alphabet #2

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Alphabet.


I made this picture out of 5 different ones to create my last name.

Wordless Wednesday

my pic of the week 18 oct 2015


Quick Facts on Cervical Cancer



Cervical Cancer Aware


It’s hard to imagine that in the not too distant past, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death among women in this country. But when the Pap smear — a simple and painless test to detect changes in the cells of the cervix — was implemented as a screening tool, the incidence and death rates of the disease dropped precipitously. In 2015, according to the National Cancer Institute, cervical cancer resulted in an estimated 12,900 new cases and 4,100 deaths.

The Pap smear has been called the most successful cancer screening technique in the history of medicine. That’s understandable. The test can detect cancer in the early stages when treatment is more successful. It can also identify pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, allowing timely treatment to prevent the cancer altogether.

Cervical cancer is more common in Latinas and blacks, but black women die of it at a greater rate than any other race. It is more prevalent in middle age. According to the NCI, the median age at diagnosis is 49; the median age at death is 57.

For more important information.

Cervical cancer screening general guidelines

Age 21 Begin Pap smears regardless of prior sexual history
Ages 21 to 29 Repeat Pap smears every 3 years
Ages 30 to 65 Repeat Pap smears combined with HPV testing every 5 years or continue Pap smears alone every 3 years
Age 66 and older Discontinue screening in women who have had adequate screenings and normal results
After hysterectomy Recommend against screening in women of any age who have had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix



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