January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

It’s not so bad…Farewell Uterus! I’ll always remember the good times…

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today, thanks to vaccination, screening and early treatment. Yet, it remains the third most common cancer among Canadians with a cervix aged 25-34 years old1. Approximately 1450 Canadians are diagnosed with cervical cancer and an estimated 380 of them will die from this disease2.

The main cause of cervical cancer is well known with almost all cases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV.  This is why our school systems vaccinate our grade 7 and 8s against the virus…

The lack of awareness and access to advanced diagnostic solutions is a crippling issue in the fight against cervical cancer…

The elimination of cervical cancer will only come. from a comprehensive, triple-intervention strategy of vaccination, advanced screening and diagnostics, and the early treatment of precancerous or cancerous lesions.

Source: roche Canada…

CHARLIE’S HYSTERECTOMY

It’s not so bad…Farewell Uterus! I’ll always remember the good times…

Here’s hoping that my recovery from this surgery will go down as smoothly as the painkillers…

So in the next few weeks, I will be forced into surgical menopause-and just so I’m prepared, I’ve already put a defence lawyer on retainer!

The upside, think of all the money I’ll be saving after surgery…Now, I’ll be able to walk down the tampon aisle and just laugh…

Having a hysterectomy is knowing you can buy new underwear and they will last longer than a month!

My vagina and I agree that sex will be purely recreation now…