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Gynaecological  Cancer Awareness Month

Sept 2015 was Gynaecological  Cancer Awareness Month and there was some excellent campaigns running.  If you have an Instagram account you may have come across the hashtag #ladygardencampaign, which was a partnership between Top Shop and the Gynaecological Cancer Fund, a new charity with monies going to support research at the Royal Marsden.

The Campaign received a lot of celebrity backing with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Elisabeth Hurley donning jumpers with ‘Lady Garden’ boldly emblazoned on the front.  And the Duchess of York, Fergie lending her support at a Lady Garden Luncheon.

Cancer Awareness Sept 205

The main aim of the campaign hopes to encourage woman to talk more about their bits and become aware of what the symptoms of  Gynaecological Cancer are.  Unlike Breast Cancer and Skin cancer, where physical changes can be detected;  lumps, dimples, discharge, change in moles etc, many of us are not aware of what to watch out for when it comes to the Big 5 Gynaecological Cancers.  Click on the image for more information.

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness
Picture Courtesy of CDC

I thought I would take the opportunity via this Flower Competition to remind my lady friends how important it is to attend regular Cervical Screenings.  It’s not the most pleasant thing in the world, and I can think of a zillion other things I’d rather do,  but early detection is the key to successful treatment.  Most woman don’t get screened before it’s too late and are not diagnosed till stage 4.  With cancer there is no stage 5.  50 Woman a day in the UK are diagnosed with some form of Gynaecological Cancer.

‘too busy to attend her screening and now admits that not going for her smear test is one of her biggest regrets.’  Jenny Croston a 38 year old mother of two

Hopefully this prompts at least one of you to book your screening today.


It’s Give-away Time!

Now it’s your turn enter for a chance to Win £40 to spend on any bouquet from Debenhams Flowers.

Next Day Flower Delivery

Whether you want to send flowers to a loved one, treat yourself or simply cover up the fact you’ve forgotten a special occasion at the last minute, Debenhams Flowers is definitely the destination of choice.  I recently used their Flowers Delivery service and can highly recommend, I wasn’t sure what I wanted, left it up to them and they put together a gorgeous bouquet for me, and if you’re also short on time they do a Next Day Flowers delivery service as well.

Debenhams Flowers are kindly offering one lucky winner to win a £40 voucher to spend on a bouquet of your choice.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, simply enter the competition via the Rafflecopter Form below.  Full terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of the form.  In short, open to UK residents 18 and over. Closes on the 1st Nov 2015.

Good luck.

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Retractable Umbilical Cord

Watching One Born Every Minute last night made me think of my own pregnancy. Prior to having my daughter I was adamant that I wasn’t going to do any pre-natal classes which probably had something to do with my irrational fear of the NCT. I don’t know what it is about it but they scare the hell out of me.

Anyhow, a friend persuaded me it was a good idea so I signed up for the free classes on the NHS. I’m really glad I did as I met a few nice people who I couldn’t have survived the first few months without. Even if it was just to send them a text at 2am saying my child is the anti-Christ.

Before, I digress, back to the story at hand. Just imagine a room full of heavily pregnant woman with a lot of scared looking men. During one of the classes, the mid wife was explaining what we should expect after delivery. She said if everything was okay they would lay the baby on mummy’s chest. But if not, they may have to take the baby across the room to have a closer look.

And this is where I need to introduce Jill (not her real name). Bless her; she was a lovely lady but a bit nervous and suffering from pregnancy brain (or lack of). You could actually see her mind spinning and then she asked……

‘Do they cut the cord first????’

How bloody long did she think the cord was! I managed to keep a straight face but I was dying of laughter on the inside. We don’t see her anymore but we do still giggle about this.