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Friday, February 26, 2010


avastin is a new drug out from Roche Holding AG that is said to help fight ovarian cancer.
approximately 150,000 women die each year from ovarian cancer and many more are being diagnosed.
though it has yet to be released and is still in a late trial stage, Roche Holding is hopeful that it will be available very soon. along with chemotherapy, avastin has the ability to beat ovarian cancer, allowing women a longer, happier life.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

happiness vs. heart disease

found this interesting article on the web and thought i would share it with you.
study shows that happiness helps to ward off heart disease. over 1700 people were analyzed in the study and asked to rate their happiness level. during the 10 year span, 145 of the ones who rated high for depression and stress were diagnosed with heart disease.
though it cannot be absolutely proven that being happy will prevent heart disease, it will allow you a better life.
so like the song says "don't worry, be happy"

Monday, February 15, 2010

1 Year Anniversary

it's been 1 year since my hospital visit and surgery to rid me of my cervical cancer. i must say "so far, so good!"...knock wood.
i have had some irregular menstrual cycles but then again, being 38 years of age contributes to that as well. for the most part, there isn't any pain like there was before. thank goodness.
i am still residing in croatia for the time being with my boyfriend. and if you read the "hospital menu" link you will understand that i still do not eat a lot of
i promise to stay updated with the blog. just took some time off from it for awhile, but now i am back.
keep it cool...keep it collected...keep living :)