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					8E THE MORNING NEWS                                                                                                                  L I V I N G                                                                                                                                   SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2002

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Women Surveyed About
          Rides Are All Wet                                                                                                                                                                                                     Endometriosis Prevention
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By Hilary Waldman                         searcher in the obstetrics and gy-

          — And So Is Mama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE HARTFORD COURANT                  necology department at the Yale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  School of Medicine, wondered if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A doctor at Yale University                        there was something women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thinks tampon use and sex dur-                        could do to protect themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing menstruation might help pre-                         To find out, he surveyed more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vent endometriosis.                                   than 2,000 women about their
    CHILDREN OF ALL AGES FIND FUN AT SILVER DOLLAR CITY, WHITE WATER                                                                                                                                                           Endometriosis is a painful                         behavior during menstruation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            condition in which tissue that is                        He found that tampon use and

           pparently, he thought                                                                            for about the first 25 feet.                              at the top walked down the                            supposed to line the inside of                        sexual activity during menstru-
           I was screaming for                                                                              Then, unclear about the laws                              flume and plungered my                                the uterus grows elsewhere in                         ation seemed to protect women
           effect.                                                                                          of gravity and water                                      daughter toward the other                             the pelvis. The condition affects                     from developing endometriosis.
             But husbands are                                                                               displacement, she sat up —                                lifeguard, who was walking up                         an estimated 10 million women                            “It may be that uterine con-
sometimes a little slow on the                                                                              and came to a screeching halt,                            from the bottom.                                      in the United States and can                          tractions that are part of the fe-
uptake, and this was such an                                                                                about 25 feet up in the air. We                              After what seemed an                               contribute to infertility.                            male orgasm induces more ef-
instance for my dearly beloved                                                                              could hear her, but we couldn’t                           eternity, the Queen of                                   While the cause of en-                             fective menstrual fluid clearance
spouse. Granted, he didn’t have
                                      Becca Bacon Martin                                                    see her — until a couple of                               Everything appeared,                                  dometriosis remains poorly un-                        of the uterine cavity, which then
all the facts: How could                      THE OTHER WAY                                                 beady little eyes and a cute                              physically unscathed and                              derstood, it is thought that a                        in turn may facilitate cervical
someone have lived to this ripe                                                                             little button nose peered over                            seemingly unruffled by all the                        backup of menstrual fluid into                        outflow,” Kliman said. “Further,
middle age without having                                                                                   the edge of the flume.                                    fuss. And Mom made all the                            the pelvic cavity might play some                     the use of tampons may be more
ever been down a water slide?       absolute abandon. So surely if                                             My heart stopped. Dan tells                            boys and girls from Fayetteville                      role in developing the disorder.                      efficient at the removal of men-
   Well, now I have — courtesy      she could do it, so could Mom,                                          me now that she couldn’t                                  go home half an hour early —                             Thus, researchers have theo-                       strual fluid compared to the use
of White Water in Branson,          right?                                                                  possibly have climbed out —                               just because I’m the mama and                         rized, promoting a more efficient                     of pads.” Douching had no sig-
Mo. Would I go again? To               I hate roller coasters. I                                            but I wasn’t hearing a word of                            I could.                                              discharge of blood and en-                            nificant effect on endometriosis.
White Water, sure, any time.        would rather be dipped in                                               it at the time. It took all my                                                                                  dometrial tissue during men-                             The study was published in the
Down a water slide? I’ll think      honey and thrown into a pit of                                          self-control not to go                                    BECCA BACON MARTIN IS THE                             struation might prevent the con-                      June issue of the journal Gyne-
about it ... Then, I’ll say no.     fire ants than ride a roller                                            absolutely screaming                                      ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR FOR THE                          dition.                                               cologic and Obstetrical Investi-
   Actually, the weekend            coaster. Oh, sure, I’ve done it,                                        hysterical while the lifeguard                            MORNING NEWS.                                            Dr. Harvey Kliman, a re-                           gation.
started beautifully, with no        more than twice. In fact, I once
unscheduled adventures in           rode the Orient Express at
sight. On Saturday, we enjoyed      Worlds of Fun in Kansas City,
a perfect early summer day at       Mo., six times in a row —
Silver Dollar City. We met the
“VeggieTales” characters, rode
the rides and watched the Not-
So-Little Queen squeal with
                                    because Stephen’s other
                                    girlfriend had ridden it five. As
                                    I crawled — literally — over
                                    the edge of the car after the
                                                                                                                                                 New Moms
delight at old favorites like the   last ride, I saw the people
swinging bridge and the steam
                                    behind us in line rush out the
                                    chicken exit. I didn’t need a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             New Grandmas
   Throughout the day, my           mirror to know how sick I
daughter, who normally shows        looked — because I felt much,
no interest at all in anything      much worse.
cute, clutched a stuffed Boston        But a water slide couldn’t be
terrier — Irving the Talking        that bad, right? Wrong again.
Dog from the Showboat
Branson Belle. Being separated
from him was simply out of the
                                    As we went shooshing down
                                    the twisting, turning flume —
                                    like bobsledders trying for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               New Dads
question, even as she sailed the    record Olympic time — I shut
Lost River of the Ozarks and
blasted her way through the
Flooded Mine ride.
                                    my eyes and prayed for the
                                    end to come. Soon, we would
                                    be at the bottom, and it
                                                                                                                         New Grandpas
   So it was with high hopes        couldn’t get any worse than it
that we set out on the Belle’s      already was. Right?
early dinner cruise,                   It seems I was destined to be
paddlewheeling around Table         wrong a lot that day because
Rock Lake, stuffing our faces       when we reached the bottom
on prime rib and salmon and
awaiting the floor show for
which the showboat is famous.
   We weren’t disappointed.
The show opened with a
medley of movie themes —
                                    — where we should have
                                    glided gracefully into the
                                    receiving pool — something
                                    worse did indeed happen: I hit
                                    first and somehow managed to
                                    flip Dan, seated behind me in
“Singin’ in the Rain,” “Over the    the blood-red double inner                                                                                                                   MAY BABY DELIVERIES
Rainbow,” “Diamonds Are a           tube, over my head, so we both
Girl’s Best Friend” — then          ended up upside down in the                                                May 1, 2002, Jennifer and Dorman Younger, Decatur                      May 17, 2002, Shelby and Gerald Ford, Rogers                             May 23, 2002, Angela and Jerry Hawkins, Bentonville
segued into “We Go Together”        water.                                                                     Jacob Crowley                                                          Dylangher Wayne                                                          Chloe
from “Grease.” The Not-So-             Ah, I love adventures. I even                                           May 2, 2002, Julie and Christopher Nebel, Rogers                       May 17, 2002, Rebecca and Chad Graham, Bentonville                       May 23, 2002, Dawn and Domingo Vasquez, Gravette
Little Queen lit up like a          have a tattoo of a Celtic knot
Macy’s Christmas tree! She          which symbolizes adventure.                                                Brooke Lynn                                                            Colin Christopher                                                        Jacob
cheered; she applauded; she         Remember, it was chosen for                                                May 4, 2002, Jeni and Tim Mathis, Bella Vista                          May 17, 2002, Jolene and Steve Resz, Washburn, Missouri                  May 23, 2002, Tara Kennedy and Brian Todd, Bentonville
hugged Dan’s arm and mine           me.                                                                        Lance Gordon                                                           Kaitelyn Rose                                                            Keera Lynn
alternately. In short, she was         But it was a nice day, and I
                                                                                                               May 4, 2002, Dani and Chris Merritt, Bentonville                       May 17, 2002, Lindsey and Charles Long, Rogers                           May 24, 2002, Brenda Brown, Rogers
transfixed.                         dried quickly, floating happily,
   And, then, there was Irving      peacefully, calmly around the                                              Samuel Andrew                                                          Taylor James                                                             Anna Bell Marie
with his master Todd Oliver.        Lazy River, quite possibly the                                             May 5, 2002, Angelique and Chad Edmondson, Bentonville                 May 18, 2002, Carmen and Robert Barnes, Gentry                           May 24, 2002, Beth and Bob Parker, Bentonville
And she loved him just as           world’s single best theme park                                             Ivy Isabelle                                                           Colton Dean                                                              Samson Grant
much in person as she had all       ride. A little Diet Coke, a nacho
day in plush. It was, I really      or two, and all was right with                                             May 7, 2002, Ninette and Ronnie Swadley, Bentonville                   May 18, 2002, Laurie and Daniel Roggendorf, Rogers                       May 24, 2002, Peggy and William Nell, Rogers
think, the most fun she’d ever      the world. We’d saved Raintree                                             Caden Jo-Lee                                                           Zachary Tyler                                                            Faith Tamra
had — up to that point.             Island — the park’s big                                                    May 7, 2002, Lezlie and Ken Pennington, Rogers                         May 19, 2002, Maria and Gerardo Heredia, Bentonville                     May 25, 2002, Callista and Adam Didion, Garfield
   But, Sunday, she made her        attraction for kids — for our
maiden voyage to White              last stop of the day, so we
                                                                                                               Elizabeth Grace                                                        Erika                                                                    Kaitlyn Briann
Water. It’s important to            wandered that way, with Mom                                                May 7, 2002, Amanda and Bradley McClane, Rogers                        May 19, 2002, Angela and Michael McCranie, Gentry                        May 25, 2002, Anna and Richard Gibson, Bentonville
remember that the Not-So-           content that nothing else                                                  Robert Carter                                                          Natalie Kay                                                              Kade Dominik
Little Queen loves water —          “exciting” was in store.                                                   May 9, 2002, Pamela and Dale Jackson, Rogers                           May 19, 2002, Raquel Garcia, Rogers                                      May 25, 2002, Cynthia Jones and Joshua Townsend, Centerton
and has no fear. If her Uncle          You guessed it. This time,
Paul was going down the             the Not-So-Little Queen                                                    Nathaniel Paul                                                         Jorge                                                                    Erica Marie
Tropical Twister, so was she        worked up her courage and set                                              May 11, 2002, Sarah Schader, Springdale                                May 20, 2002, Jaime and Timmy Truman, Gentry                             May 26, 2002, Sabrina and Kevin Ruddick, Garfield
— and she did, several times,       off down one of the kid-                                                   Hagen Edward                                                           Jacob Ryan                                                               Uriah Lee
each time squealing with            friendly water slides alone —
                                                                                                               May 11, 2002, Heather and Grant Dunivan, Lowell                        May 21, 2002, Jennifer and John Mason, Bella Vista                       May 26, 2002, Triena and Ricky Tilley, Decatur
                                                                                                               Grant Reid                                                             Chandler Travis                                                          Abigail Summer
                                                                                                               May 11, 2002, Bridget and Timothy Tognazzini, Collinsville, Oklahoma   May 21, 2002, Angela and Jason Wilfawn, Centerton                        May 26, 2002, Triena and Ricky Tilley, Decatur

     EARLY SUMMER                                                                                              Gabrielle Alicia
                                                                                                               May 14, 2002, Annjanine and Michael Whitehead, Lowell
                                                                                                                                                                                      Kortlen Timothy
                                                                                                                                                                                      May 21, 2002, Crystal Foulk and Chris Culshaw, Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tabitha LeShae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 27, 2002, Shelly and Jeremy Cline, Bentonville

       CLEARANCE                                                                                               Sarah Leann
                                                                                                               May 15, 2002, Michelle and Dale Kroll, Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bianca Shanell
                                                                                                                                                                                      May 21, 2002, Melissa and Todd Allen, Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ryan Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 29, 2002, Angela and Mickey Strode, Bella Vista

   SAVE ON                                                                                                     Shadow Blue
                                                                                                               May 15, 2002, Tracie and Aaron Pavatt, Garfield
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lindsey Grace
                                                                                                                                                                                      May 21, 2002, Christie and Stephen Bowman, Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tatum Marie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 29, 2002, Amie and Stacy Mayes, Springdale

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