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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
^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-
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