Wednesday, January 28, 2009


A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui, Hawaii.When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse/rat droppings in some areas.! A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with a stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit.He went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.No one would have made the connection between his job and his death, had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat/mouse droppings at anytime. They said there is a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings.Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.
An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor's suspicions...This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on.
Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans.
The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, super store has rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!Whenever you buy any canned soft drink, please make sure that you wash the top with running water and soap or, if that is not available, drink with a straw.
The investigation of soda cans by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta discovered that the tops of soda cans can be encrusted with dried rat's urine, which is so toxic it can be lethal. Canned drinks and other foodstuffs are stored in warehouses and containers that are usually infested with rodents, and then they get transported to retail outlets without being properly cleaned.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Advices To A Friend...

Always try to help a friend in need...

Believe in yourself..

Be brave!

but remember... it's okay to be afraid sometimes.

Give lots of kisses...

Don't be overly concerned with your weight, it's just a number!

Always try to see the glass half full.

Meet new people, even if they look different to you.

Remain calm...

even if it seems rather hopeless!

Take a nap if you need one.

Have a good sense of humor and laugh often.

Love your friends, no matter who they are.

Don't waste food.

Take an occasional risk. (my favorite!)

Relax...even, on those stressful days!!

Try to have a little fun each day...!

And... it's important, no matter what...

to work together as a team,

share joke with your friends and neighbors,

and fall in love with someone special...

Say "I love you" often.

Express yourself creatively.

Always be up for surprises.

Share with a friend.

Remember the saying:
Good things happen to good people!

There is always someone who loves you more than you know.

Exercise a little each day!

Live up your name.

Hold on to good friends; they are few and far between!
And remember, this friend is thinking about you.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Kind of Breast Cancer

A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that young mothers who are nursing. Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After two rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass. A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health. She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took a 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died.

To all women be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.

Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole. It appear as a rash, which later became a lesions with a crusty outer edge. Sometimes it itched and sore. It started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problem with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.

What are symptoms?

1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn.
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal.
3. Usually only one nipple is affected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest a mammogram of both breast done immediately. Even though, the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). Your doctor should suspect a cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why Worry? Be Happy....

Why Worry?

There are only two things in life to worry about:

Whether you are well
or whether you are sick.
If you are well,
then there is nothing to worry about.
But if you are sick,
There are only two things to worry about:
Whether you are going to get well
or whether you are going to die.
If you get well,
then there is nothing to worry about.
But if you die,
there are only two things to worry about:
Whether you are going to go to heaven
or whether you are going to go to hell.
If you go to heaven,
then you have nothing to worry about.
But if you go to hell,
you'll be so busy shaking hands with all of your friends,

That you won't have time to worry!
So, Why Worry?
Be Happy

Do not cry if the Sun sets at the end of the day, because the tears will not let you enjoy the beauty of the Stars....

Monday, January 19, 2009

Faces of Life

Happiness keeps you sweet...

Trials keeps you strong...

Sorrows keep you human...

Failures keep you humble...

Success keeps you glowing...

But only GOD keeps you going...