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Archive for March 31st, 2008

         Whoo Hoo…it is Monday…dance, dance, dance…Dancing With the Stars returns to television tonight.  Can’t even begin to imagine who will do what.  The contestants are learning that they can do things on the dance floor that they never thought they could do.  So, i will be watching…will you?  I wonder who will be the next to go…we will have to tune in on Tuesday to see the results.

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       I read a sad story this past week about a beautiful, 18 year old young woman who had CORRECTIVE BREAST SURGERY and died from complications of the surgery at a Florida hospital.  The young woman had physical problems with her breasts, which is why she was having the surgery in the first place.  The reason that she died is because she allegedy had a rare type of reaction from the anestheisia; from what news reports i read.

          Some of the comments that readers of the article submitted were not only negative; but, actually condemed the young woman for having the surgery in the first place.  Understand, the was a medically CORRECTIVE, procedure.   She was not correcting a previous plastic surgery…it was to correct physical/medical issues.

           Many of the comments made were putting the young woman down.  I wonder, if the young woman was having surgery to remove an appendix or some such other medical procedure; if she would be judged in the same way.  Or, is she criticized because the surgery was plastic surgery in nature; were they assuming she was trying to increase her cup size only?  There is a large segment of the population that is “gifting” their teenagers with plastic surgeries because they desire it and because it boosts their self esteem.  This is very controversial issue.

             I personally feel that those who were harsh about her surgery and subsequent death were making an assumption that this surgery was about vanity as opposed to what she felt was a necessary procedure.

            It seems, according to the articles that i read, that the rare reaction to the anestheisia runs in the young lady’s family.  When they have surgery with the anestheisia their bodies go into a very high temperature and reacts in a way that can cause death. 

            Unfortunately, there is no way to know ahead of time if a person’s body will react this way; until, there is a reaction.  Still, it does seem like there should have been at least a heads up notification to the medical personel doing the procedure; and maybe there was for all any of us know.  Still, it is a tragedy; this young lady wanted to grow up and be a part of the medical profession herself. 

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        I had a magical flashback moment today.  I was listening to a radio station online and boom…there was the voice of peace and love…Luther Vandross. 

         Luther always embodied the beauty of romance and love in his songs.  He was one singer who always touched hearts with his music and his message.  He died about a year and a half ago…i will always miss hearing the music that he would have served up, had he lived.  He was talented and he was gifted in his delivery.   Luther had heart; and, he sang with passion. 

        The song i heard today was, Here and Now; i remember seeing my cousin dance the first dance with her new husband, at her wedding, to that song.  She is gone now; passed away very young from cancer.  However, when i hear that song…i remember her happiness and the Promise of a forever love.

            So, i think i will get out my Luther CD’s and will have me a remembrance today.    There is no one out there like him today musically.  If they could bottle his talent and his skill…someone would be very blessed to own it.

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