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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Woman's Runaway Stress
Reach                                                                                                                                                                                                Dashes Conception Efforts
                                                                                                                                                  Stand h front of your mirror In an evenly
Continued From Page 18                                                                                                                                                                                  DEAR ABBY: This is in response
                                                                                                                                                  lighted room w*h your arms relaxed at
mained the same, but caused a                                                                            /-                                       your sWes, Look at your breasts                    to "Betty's Friends,1' who wanted to
scare in many breast cancer pa-                                                                                                                   carefully tor any changes in size and              know what to do about a woman in
tients who had undergone a lumpec-                                                                                                                shape, any puckering of the skin or                their office who was obsessed with
tomy or mastectomy, for fear that                                                                                         V                       retraction of the nipple. Your breasts             her unsuccessful attempts to have a
one treatment produced a better                                                                                                                   should look similar but slight differences         baby. That's all she talked about.
 cure rate than another                                                                                                                            between them are normal.                          Abby, I could have written that let-
     Cure rates are the same for                                                                                                                                                                     ter.
                                             400                                                                                                                                                          I was driving everyone at work
 lumpectomies and mastectomies,                                                                                                                   Slowly, raise your arms high above your
 Weems said, and the only difference                                                                                                              head, and as you do, look again for                 crazy with my problem. I finally
                                             350                                                                                                                                                      went to my fertility expert and said,
 in the two treatments is the process                                                                                         / /                 changes In the shape of your breast,
                                                                    »   4                                                                                                                             "I quit! Maybe I'm just not sup-
 itself                                                                                                                                           dimpling, puckering of the skin, or
     "Lumpectomies and radiation                                                                                                                  retraction of the nipple. Watch for                 posed to have a baby."
                                                                                                                                                  anything that looks different from the                  Two months later, I found out I I have three appointments for my
 are not for all women," he said.
 "Some don't want to go through the                                                                                                                                                                   was pregnant! I was in shock for the wedding on the day of their wedding
                                                                                                                                                   last time you examined yourself.
 process of radiation for six and a          260                                                                                                                                                      first three months. No joke, tyy doc- Should I cancel the appointments
 half weeks. It's very patient-in-                                                                                                                                                                    tor told me that stress can play a and hope I can reschedule so close to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      major role in getting pregnant. He the wedding? Or should I keep the
 volved. Some want to get it over            200                                                                                                                                                      was right.                            appointments that were made
 with quickly. But for a lumpectomy,
                                                                                                                                                  Place your hands on your hips and press                 Please pass this along to other months ago and not attend their
 there has to be a desire on the wom-
 an's part to preserve the breast,"          160                                                                                                  firmly to make your chest muscles                  women who are where I was three wedding? - BRIDE-TO-BE
                                                                                                                                                  contract. Again look for any dimpling or           years ago. Also, tell them to be care-    DEAR BRIDE-TO-BE: Yes, you
     One treatment that is being test-
                                                                                                                                                  puckering of the skin, and any difference          ful. I had two boys in 14 months, and  have the "right1* to be upset, but
 ed is bone marrow transplants for           100                                                           ./
 advanced cases. In those instances,                                                                                                              between the breasts.                               I'm expecting a third in November. what's done is done. If you really
 the bone marrow is removed from                                                                         xt                                                                                          If this one's a girl, I'm giving my want to attend the wedding, then try
 the patient, cleaned, given a dose of        SO                                                                                                                                                     husband a vasectomy for Christmas. to reschedule your appointments. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                     - LONG ISLAND MOM                      that isn't possible, or if you decide
 radiation or chemotherapy, and re-                                                                   •\
                                                                                                         \.->                                                                                             DEAR MOM: Congratulations! you shouldn't have to reschedule
 placed, Weems said. Stem cell (a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     You were very lucky. Unfortunately, them, simply explain to your friends
 type of cells in the blood) trans-
 plants are a similar treatment, in
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                                                                                                                              ^SwWvWWwiV:.                                                           in many cases conceiving a child in- why you can't attend their wedding.
                                                                                                                                                  Next, lie down on your bed with a pillow           volves far more than "relaxing."       , DEAR ABBY: Here's another
which the cells undergo the same
process as in bone marrow trans-
                                                                                                                                                  or totted bath towet under your telt                    I have heard from couples who one for your "nude" collection: I
                                                                                                                                                  shoulder and place your left hand under            have gone to great expense, and sub- was all set to step into the shower
                                                   Knlght-RldderTribunoTERRY VOLPP                                                                your head.                                         jected themselves to extensive test- when I realized that my bath towels
    Reconstructive surgery is an op-                                                                                                                                                                 ing and surgical procedures, in an were in the dryer. My washer and
tion for women, like Stapleton, who                                                                                                                                                                  effort to have a baby — and still re- dryer are on my back porch, so I
have undergone mastectomies, The         given coupons redeemable for mam-                                                                                                                           mained childless.                      quickly ran back there to get a tow-
controversial use of silicone in many    mograms in exchange for attending                                                                                                                                DEAR ABBY: I do not want to el. Before I could open the dryer
breast implants is due to the effects    an educational class about breast                         ,•'
                                                                                                    >•                                                                                               sound petty or immature, but I am door, I heard the milkman coming
                                                                                                                                                                                                     upset! I am getting married soon. down the walk. He always left the
if the implant ruptures or leaks.        cancer. She said she the next class
Weems said some studies have             has not been scheduled yet.                                                                             Use your right hand on your left breast,            My fiance and I told our close milk on my back step, but I was
shown the leakage to cause rashes,          The health department offers a                                                                       and begin at point A in the Illustration.           friends the wedding date before we afraid he might glance in the back
immune diseases and cancer. He           similar program for women over 50.                                                                      Use the flat parts, not the tips, of your           "officially" got engaged. Two of screen door and see me, so I jumped
said other studies, including one en-    Eligibility is based on unmet insur-                                                                    fingers, and gently but firmly move your            these close friends are getting mar- into the back porch closet.
dorsed by the American Medical As-       ance and Medicare deductibles and                                                                                                                           ried as well.                             I was standing in the closet, wait-
                                                                                                                                                 hand all around the outside of your
sociation, conclude there isn't          income.                                                                                                 breast When you've completed the circle,                The problem is that they changed ing for him to leave the milk and go.
enough evidence that silicone dam-          "Really what we want is to get                                                                                                                           their wedding date (she moved it al-      Suddenly, the closet door swung
                                                                                                                                                 move your fingers in one inch closer to
ages the body. Saline implants are       out there and educate women on how                                                                      the nipple, and feel all the way around             most an entire year) to the weekend open and there I stood, naked as a
an alternative, and if they rupture,     to detect the warning signs and do                                                                      again. Keep circling, moving In an inch             before ours. My fiance lives out of jaybird. It was the meter reader!
the body absorbs the substance, Sta-     what they can to catch it early,"                                                                                                                           town, and he can take only a limited      In his surprise, he looked me up
                                                                                                                                                 each time, unlit you've examined every
pleton said.                             Welsh said.                                                                                             part of your breast, including the nipple           amount of time off from work But and down. In my embarrassment. I
    At least two local organizations                    • • •                                                                                    and under your arm.                                 he is in their wedding (the other blurted out, "Oh, my . . I thought
 are committed to helping women de-         Reach Out, the breast cancer                                                                                                                             groom is also in ours) and must take you were the milkman!" -- RED-
                                                                                                                                                  Now, shift the pillow or towel under               off extra time to come in for re- FACED IN FRESNO
 tect breast cancer before they reach support group, meets at 6 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                  your right shoulder and repeat steps 4             hearsals. And, since he will be doing      • ,. '     • • •       ''
the point of needing mastectomies. the second Tuesday of each month at
                                                                                                                                                  and 5, examining your right breast with            things for their wedding, it takes        For Abby's favorite family reci-
The American Cancer Society and the Telfair Pavilion Conference
the Chatham fcounty Health Depart- Room in Candler Professional Build-                                                     /^                     your left haf»d.                                   precious time away from the things pes, send a long, self-addressed en-
ment offer programs that include ing on DeRenne Avenue. For more                                                                                                                                     we still need to do for ours.          velope, plus check or money order
free mammograms.                        information, call Kathlene Stapleton                                                                 SOURCE                                                      My question is: Do I have the for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear
    Sally Welsh, chairman of com- at 651-3825. Call the American Can-                                                                                                                                right to be upset that she moved her Abby, Cookbooklet No. 1, P.O. Box
munity education for the Cancer So- cer Society, 355-5196, or the Chat-                                                                                                                              wedding date so close to ours after 447, Mount Morris, III. 61054-0447.
ciety, said 113 free mammograms ham County Health Department,                                  ^:5f:ft::¥::ft¥::ft:::                                                                                she knew about it for months? Also, (Postage is included.)
were given last fall as part of a peri- 651-2023, for more information about
odic program in which women were breast cancer and mammograms.                                                                                               Knight-Akfctor Tribune/MARTHA THIERRY

Remote                                    volley ball competition, and Chat-
                                          ham County Commission Chairman
                                                                                         en.                                                              Meanwhile, Georgia Public Tele-                              TODAY IN HISTORY
                                                                                                                                                       vision will present an evening of pro-
                                          JoeMahany.                                        Oldies 98.3, WGCO, collected                               grams on the space program, begin-
                                              The segment provides viewers                                                                                                                               Today is Tuesday, July 12, the what turned out to be a cancerous
                                                                                         more than 5,000 gallons of bottled                            ning with "Missions to the Moon" at           193rd day of 1994 There are 172 days growth in President Reagan's large
Continued From Page 1B                    with an unedited look at a different           water over the weekend for the                                8 p.m. July 20. The program in-                                                       intestine, prompting surgery the fol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     left in the year.
                                          newsmaker each day and is most                 flooded-out folks in Macon. Jennifer                          cludes the respected television                                                       lowing day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Today's Highlight in History:
start censoring her newscasts, so         welcome. The questions could have              Abbott, the midday personality at                             newsman, Walter Cronkite.                                                                 Five years ago: President Bush
                                          been a little tougher, but that will                                                                                                                           Ten years ago, on July 12, 1984,
stories that might be offensive won't                                                    the station, said one truck went up                                                                         Democratic presidential candidate continued his visit to Hungary,
be shown. If.she doesn't see the pic-     come as the show grows.                        Friday with water and canned                                      Next comes "Apollo 13: To the
                                              Two suggestions: Don't call your                                                                         Edge and Back," about 1970 space              Walter F. Mondale announced he'd where he held talks with officials
tures of dying children or dishonest                                                     goods, and a second truck was head-                                                                         chosen Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraroof and made a speech at Karl Marx
politicians or corrupt televangelists,    guest by his first name. Such famili-          ing up Monday.                                                mission that almost ended in disas-
                                           arity is acceptable in private, but, in                                                                     ter. Then comes "The Great Comet              New York to be his running-mate. University in Budapest. A farmer in
she won't have to think about them.                                                         The station is continuing to col-                                                                        Ferraro was the first woman to run eastern France went on a shooting
     After all, what she doesn't know      my opinion, has no place on a news            lect water and other goods at its stu-                        Crash," as Comet Shoemaker-Levy
                                           program.                                                                                                    9 crashes into Jupiter.                       for the vice presidency of the United rampage, killing 14 people in two
can't hurt her. Ignore the bad news                                                      dios at 401 Mall Blvd.                                                                                      States on a major party ticket.         hours before being captured.
and it goes a way.                             Also, when talking to the guest,
                                                                                                                                                          Two days later, PBS will air the               On this date:                          One year ago: 196 people were
     Sweet dreams, Pollyanna               look at him, don't flash your grin to
                                           the camera. He's the important per-                                                                         documentary "To the Moon and Be-                  • In 100 B.C., the Roman Emper- killed when an earthquake measur-
                 • • •                                                                      WJWJ-TV, the public television                                                                           or Julius Caesar was born.              ing 7.8 on the Richter scale struck
                                           son.                                          station in Beaufort, S.G., will spon-                         yond," which chronicles the Apollo
     Meanwhile, WJCL has updated               You can tell WJCL is proud of the                                                                       11 moon shot and looks forward to                 • In 1543, England's King Henry northern Japan. In Somalia, a mob
                                                                                         sor a televised political forum for                                                                         VHI married his sixth and last wife, avenging a deadly United Nations
 its set and added an 11:30 a.m.           new news program.                             candidates in the sheriffs race.                              future plans.
 weekday newscast called Action                The station even interrupted the                                                                                                                      Catherine Parr, who outlived him.       attack on the compound of Mohamed
                                                                                         Sponsors include the Beaufort Ga-                                These programs all have the po-                • In 1690, Protestant forces led by Farrah Aidid killed an Associated
 News.                                     last few minutes of the Sweden-Ro-             zette and the League of Women Vot-
     Scott Pierce and Natalie Hendrix      mania World Cup quarter-final soc-                                                                          tential of rekindling the excitement          William of Orange defeated the Ro- Press photographer and three Reu-
                                                                                          ers of Northern Beaufort County.                             many of us felt the night we watched          man Catholic army of James the ters employees.
 do a good job, although the attempt       cer game on Sunday to have a news-                 The forum is set for 8 p.m. July                         man take his first steps on the moon.         Second at the Battle of the Boyne in       Today's Birthdays: Comedian
 at informal banter seemed forced on       cast.                                          28.
 the shows I watched.                          Fortunately, someone came to                                                                                                                          Ireland.                                Milton Berle is 86. Artist Andrew
     Of particular interest, though, is    their senses - doubtless after doz-                                                                                                                           • In 1812, U.S. forces led by Gen. Wyeth is 77. Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-
 the talk segment near the end of the      ens of phone calls - and returned to             If you missed last night's first in-                           Richard Fogaley is an entertain-          William Hull entered Canada during Ore., is 72. Pianist Van Cliburn is 60.
  show, when Pierce and Hendrix in-        the game within a few minutes. But            stallment of "Moon Shot," the TBS                             ment writer for the Savannah News-            the War of 1812 against Britain. Comedian Bill Cosby is 57. Fitness
  terview a newsmaker. Last week           only after seven of 12 tie-breaking           special on American space program                             Press. Remote Control focuses on              (However, Hull, retreated shortly guru Richard Simmons is 46. Olym-
  most of the focus was on the 1996         penalty kicks were taken.                                                                                  television and radio and appears              thereafter to Detroit.)                 pic gold medal figure skater Kristi
                                                                                         in observance of the 25th anniversa-
  Olympics, with guests such as Ar-            Can you say "Heidi"? If you re-           ry of the moon landing, the second                            each Tuesday in Accent. Send items                • In 1817, naturalist-author Hen- Yamaguchi is 23.
  chie Davis, head of the Savannah          call, in 1968 NBC switched from a                                                                          of interest to: Remote Control, Fea-          ry David Thoreau was bom in Con-           Thought for Today: "It takes
                                                                                         half airs at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday.                                                                                                                  people a long time to learn the dif-
  Olympic Support Council, Mayor            Jets and Raiders football game to            The entire program will be repeated                           tures Department, Savannah News-              cord, Mass.
  Pat Locklear of Tybee Island, which       the movie "Heidi." Many sports               at 8:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m.                           Press, P.O. Box 1088, Savannah, GA                • In 1854, George Eastman, in- ference between talent and genius,
  is supposed to be host of the beach       fans have never forgotten or forgiv-         July 24.                                                      31402.                                        ventor of the Kodak camera, was especially ambitious young men and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     born in Waterville, N.Y.                 women." - Louisa May Alcott,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • In 1862, Congress authorized American author (1832-1888).
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Medal of Honor.                                     - The Associated Press
 Women                                     added to their workload.
                                                Her/mdings became "The Femi-
                                           nine Mystique," the 1963 book that
                                                                                         past decades. According to Walter
                                                                                         Russell Mead, senior policy,adviser
                                                                                         at the World Policy Institute of The
                                                                                                                                                            Harvey said that many ol the
                                                                                                                                                        women she interviewed had a hard
                                                                                                                                                        time sticking to the subject of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • In 1933, the U.S. government
                                                                                                                                                                                                     set the minimum wage at 40 cents an
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                                           provoked the identity crisis of an en-
                                           tire generation of women. Friedan
                                                                                         New School, in 1960 only 5.8 percent
                                                                                         of American women had completed
                                                                                                                                                        '50s. "They kept hurtling forward to
                                                                                                                                                         the '60s and '70s because that's when
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • In 1974, John Ehrlichman, a                      LANDINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CONSIGNMENTS & GIFTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     former aide to President Nixon, and
                                           helped many who had previously                four years or more of college educa-                            they changed their lives," she noted.       three others were convicted of con-             A Store Where You May
 women were at the mercy of the
 same hormones that have ruled
 since Eve. Marriage was seen as the
                                           been unquestioning about their lot in
                                           life at least on the surface to realize
                                          they weren't the only ones who
                                                                                         tion. That number increased to 18.6
                                                                                         percent in 1992.
                                                                                            In 1870, 13 percent of women
                                                                                                                                                             She speculated that women re-
                                                                                                                                                         sisted her efforts to pull them back
                                                                                                                                                         to the '50s because "they seemed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     spiring to violate the civil rights of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Daniel Ellsberg's former psychia-
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 only way to legitimize sexual experi-    heard those nagging little voices in-          worked outside the home mostly as                                                                               • In 1977, President Carter de-
 ence                                     side them, who were vaguely discon-                                                                            feel almost ashamed that they'd
                                                                                         domestic servants. By 1970, 40 per-                                                                         fended Supreme Court decisions lim-
                                                                                                                                                         been so docile, so quick to submerge
     In his book. l The Fifties" (Vil-    tented and didn't know why.                    cent of American women were em-                                                                             iting government payments for poor
                                                                                                                                                         their identities into their husbands'
 lard Books; $27.50; 800 pp.t, David
  Halberstam summarized the post
                                               A result was that the '50s women
                                          began to change the way they were
                                                                                         ployed outside the home, and by
                                                                                         1991, census figures showed 69 per-
                                                                                                                                                         identity."                                  women's abortions, saying, "There
                                                                                                                                                                                                     are many things in life that are not
 World War II definition of femininity    raising their own daughters. The               cent of working-age American wom-                                   They needed to be reminded that
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fair."                                      Is there an all natural
 as projected by the media:               next generation of daughters was               en were in the labor force.                                     they were hardly alone, she said.                                                           herbal pill that:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Tn 1985, doctors discovered
     The American woman first and         now being taught, like sons had al-
 foremost did not work If she did,        ways been, that their horizons were                                                                                                                                                                           • Reduces your appetite
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 to loneliness. Instead, she devotedly    1960 The Pill made its debut.
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 raised her family, supported her              Said Harvey: "As the '50s flowed
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 time, and remained attractive and        that had been under way since the
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     Two things changed it all during     complete with the introduction of the
 the 1960s: Betty Friedan and The
                                          birth control pill."
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