Friday, May 27, 2016

Harvest Presents: Prostate Cancer

Hey guys. I have something important to talk to you about today!

Prostate Cancer!

Now, I know you guys know I am a genderfluid who was assigned female at birth, so this is kind of a new topic for me to checck out. I'm all for keeping everyone healthy.

I also would like to post a disclaimer that I am not a doctor and I cannot give you 100% correct information.

This is from my personal research and merely suggestions as to what I would do if I were in your shoes. You do not have to do this. I am not requiring you to do so. Like I said, I am no doctor, nor do I play one on blogspot (ha ha).

I don't know a lot on prostate cancer but I decided that I will take a look.

As you know, the prostate is a gland in males (I'm not sure about female??) that you can access via inserting ones fingers inside of the rectum. But I learned there are two ways to discern if someone has prostate cancer or not. The two types of tests are the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)  testing and the other test is called the digital rectal exam (DRE). The DRE is the one where the doc lubes up and pokes you in the butthole. It's not pleasant in the slightest, but it's something that you should ABSOLUTELY do. Unfortunately, neither of the tests can be 100% acccurate but such is life.

The average age to get one's prostate checked is, of course, 40. If you have not done this and you are past this age, get with your doctor or specialist. They will help you out. I mean it.

You can take steps to prevent getting prostate cancer to some degree. A healthy diet and an active lifestyle (even moderate activity will do) can help you. This goes with many things. Always check with your doctor first before you begin doing any lifestyle changes.

For more information about prostate cancer please visit:
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/index
And for cancer in general visit:
http://www.cancer.org

Keep an eye on your junk people. You don't want to go through that mess.

Lots of Love,
-Harvest Hellion

SJP-- What I Love About Myself

Hey guys. Harvest here. Sorry for my unusually long break. I have been taking a bit of a mental health vacation again. You all know that I have a hard time getting to a point where I feel like I am in a good place.

I feel like this is a good time to go about talking about something more positive, so I found a very positive journal prompt that I could try.

 http:///prompts.submissiveguide.com/1171

The prompt is simple: List some things that you love about yourself.

So. I suppose I should make a small list.

  • I like the fact that I know how to sew.-- It is a handy skill and I can help a lot of people out with that skill, even if it's sewing on buttons or zippers and the like. I like the fact that I can make my own patterns if I choose to and make my own outfits. I want to improve my sewing skills, but I think I'm doing pretty well at the moment. But there is always room for improvement. I want to learn how to do quilts. I think I would have fun making them. I would make them as gifts for people and I bet I could find a way to make a kinky quilt!!
  • I like the fact that I can make people laugh. I know through my pain I can make people laugh and have a good time. I say my pain becuase it feel like that the things I have gone through in my life (which are mostly painful. I learn things the hard way after all) are what give my stories life.
  • I like the fact that I can make friends easy enough. I can start a conversation with just about anyone. It's a great feeling. I like learning new languages so I can make friends in other languages as well. I've kind of dabbled in japanese, french, german, russian, spanish, and sign language. Of the list of languages, I only understand spanish and sign language well enough.
  • I like that I know how to care for and train animals well enough. I grew up breeding AKC registered cocker spaniels so I know quite a bit about birthing puppies and also kittens (they're pretty similar). It's something that I enjoy doing because playing with puppies and kittens could be one of the greatest joys on the face of the Earth.
  • I like that I can do some belly dance moves and pass some of my information and fun along to other people. Belly dancing brings me great joy and freedom. I feel alive when I dance. I suppose this goes for any dance I know though because I really love the fact that I can dance like a crazy person.
  • I like that I have a blog that people actually read. My readers (you!) are important to me. I care for all of you and want to show you my life.
  • I love that I have a great support network that I can rely on. I don't know if that is something that I would say I like about myself, but I kind of do.
  • And now: I like that I am FINALLY starting to follow my dreams.

I mean, that's kind of a lot really when you think about it. I can't wait to tell everyone what I am doing for following my dreams finally. I may have to make a special post just to tell you all about what I'm doing and if you think you can help me along, please let me know once it's posted.

I needed this post because lately I feel very used. I feel like people aren't taking me seriously. I feel like no one is proud of anything I do and it makes me suffer internally. I don't know. Maybe I'm just a huge wy-bag ("whine bag").

Hopefully you will see me around some more. I'm going to try to keep up with things again and get back to doing TMI Tuesdays if they are still doing them and whatnot.


Lots of love,
-Harvest Hellion