Be A loner And Love It

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ok, so you like to be alone but you don't know how to tell your friends you don't like them anymore?

Make sure this is what you want. Do you really want to be alone all the time? If so, read on.
Let your friends down slowly. You can't just drop them and expect them to be ok with that. If they ask you to hang out DO NOT make an excuse, just say "No I don't want to hang out". If you do this enough they should get the hint. Explain that this is a choice you have decided to make, and ask them to try to understand.
Find something you love to do and have fun with it! Now that you have no friends you can enjoy your time alone.

* Try not to be too hard on your friends and let the friendships fade naturally.
* You don't have to be mean to be a loner.
* As a loner, you may find yourself with some more free time. Try taking up a new hobby such as gardening or writing to take your mind off your friends or to stop you from getting bored when you are alone.

* This is not something you should do impulsively. Friends aren't playing cards, they can't be dropped and suddenly picked up.

* Activities you enjoy alone, like hobbies or video games.
* Sufficient resources to keep you occupied until you die, and the ability to cope with daily situations. Without friends, you won't be able to borrow school supplies, or other things you may run out of or forget.

Screening & Diagnosis For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may not cause any symptoms at first. The first indication of a problem may come during a routine screening test, such as:

  • Digital rectal exam (DRE). During a DRE, your doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum to examine your prostate, which is adjacent to the rectum. If your doctor finds any abnormalities in the texture, shape or size of your gland, you may need more tests.
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. A blood sample is drawn from a vein and analyzed for PSA, a substance that's naturally produced by your prostate gland to help liquefy semen. It's normal for a small amount of PSA to enter your bloodstream. However, if a higher than normal level is found, it may be an indication of prostate infection, inflammation, enlargement or cancer. Studies have not been able to show that routine screening decreases the chance that anyone will die of prostate cancer, but screening with PSA and DRE can help identify cancer at an earlier stage.
  • Transrectal ultrasound. If other tests raise concerns, your doctor may use transrectal ultrasound to further evaluate your prostate. A small probe, about the size and shape of a cigar, is inserted into your rectum. The probe uses sound waves to get a picture of your prostate gland.
  • Prostate biopsy. If initial test results suggest prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend biopsy. To do a prostate biopsy, your doctor inserts a small ultrasound probe into your rectum. Guided by images from the probe, your doctor uses a fine, spring-propelled needle to retrieve several very thin sections of tissue from your prostate gland. A pathologist who specializes in diagnosing cancer and other tissue abnormalities evaluates the samples. From those, the pathologist can tell if the tissue removed is cancerous and estimate how aggressive your cancer is.

Determining how far the cancer has spread
Once a cancer diagnosis has been made, you may need further tests to help determine if or how far the cancer has spread. Many men don't require additional studies and can directly proceed with treatment based on the characteristics of their tumors and the results of their pre-biopsy PSA tests.

  • Bone scan. A bone scan takes a picture of your skeleton in order to determine whether cancer has spread to the bone. Prostate cancer can spread to any bones in your body, not just those closest to your prostate, such as your pelvis or lower spine.
  • Ultrasound. Ultrasound not only can help indicate if cancer is present, but also may reveal whether the disease has spread to nearby tissues.
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan produces cross-sectional images of your body. CT scans can identify enlarged lymph nodes or abnormalities in other organs, but they can't determine whether these problems are due to cancer. Therefore, CT scans are most useful when combined with other tests.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This type of imaging produces detailed, cross-sectional images of your body using magnets and radio waves. An MRI can help detect evidence of the possible spread of cancer to lymph nodes and bones.
  • Lymph node biopsy. If enlarged lymph nodes are found by a CT scan or an MRI, a lymph node biopsy can determine whether cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes. During the procedure, some of the nodes near your prostate are removed and examined under a microscope to determine if cancerous cells are present.

When a biopsy confirms the presence of cancer, the next step, called grading, is to determine how aggressive the cancer is. The tissue samples are studied, and the cancer cells are compared with healthy prostate cells. The more the cancer cells differ from the healthy cells, the more aggressive the cancer and the more likely it is to spread quickly.

Cancer cells may vary in shape and size. Some cells may be aggressive, while others aren't. The pathologist identifies the two most aggressive types of cancer cells when assigning a grade. The most common scale used to evaluate prostate cancer cells is called a Gleason score. Based on the microscopic appearance of cells, individual ratings from 1 to 5 are assigned to the two most common cancer patterns identified. These two numbers are then added together to determine your overall score. Scoring can range from 2 (nonaggressive cancer) to 10 (very aggressive cancer).

After the level of aggressiveness of your prostate cancer is known, the next step, called staging, determines if or how far the cancer has spread. Your cancer is assigned one of four stages, based on how far it has spread:

  • Stage I. Signifies very early cancer that's confined to a microscopic area that your doctor can't feel.
  • Stage II. Your cancer can be felt, but it remains confined to your prostate gland.
  • Stage III. Your cancer has spread beyond the prostate to the seminal vesicles or other nearby tissues.
  • Stage IV. Your cancer has spread to lymph nodes, bones, lungs or other organs.

Be Single

What - no date? Learn how to be a happier single person.

Set the length of time you want or need to be single . You may need to be single for school, to take care of a loved one or another reason.
During this period focus on the little things that make you happy. Get a notebook and start a journal about the the little things in life that make you happy.
Learn how to find other singles to build a network of relationships.
Read as many books as you can about relationships and personal development during you single time to prepare you for the time when wish to date.
Find time to do some charity work or contribute to a common goal with a group of like minded people.
Tell people you are focused on being single to complete your task and that making friends and enjoying your single time is the most important thing to you.
Focus on your accomplishments while you are not looking for romance.

* Take the list of the "little things" every where you go.
* Write your goals on the back of your list.
* Be positive: a sorrowful story about life does not help anyone.

* Be careful not to over commit to charity work.
* Don't let family members pressure you to date.
* Don't give up on love.
* If you are thinking of getting a pet do some research about it.

Risk factors Of A Prostate Cancer

Knowing the risk factors for prostate cancer can help you determine if and when you want to begin prostate cancer screening. The main risk factors include:

  • Age. After age 50, your chance of having prostate cancer increases.
  • Race or ethnicity. For reasons that aren't well understood, black men have a higher risk of developing and dying of prostate cancer.
  • Family history. If your father or brother has prostate cancer, your risk of the disease is greater than that of the average man.
  • Diet. A high-fat diet and obesity may increase your risk of prostate cancer. One theory is that fat increases production of the hormone testosterone, which may promote the development of prostate cancer cells.
  • High testosterone levels. Because testosterone naturally stimulates the growth of the prostate gland, men who use testosterone therapy are more likely to develop prostate cancer than are men who have lower levels of testosterone. Also, doctors are concerned that testosterone therapy might fuel the growth of prostate cancer that is already present. Long-term testosterone treatment also may cause prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

When To Seek Medical Advice For Prostate Cancer

f you have difficulties with urination, see your doctor. This condition doesn't always relate to prostate cancer, but it can be a sign of prostate-related problems.

Beginning at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends having yearly screening tests for prostate cancer. If you're black or have a family history of the disease, you may want to begin at a younger age. Yearly screenings can help detect prostate cancer early, when it's easier to treat. They include:

  • PSA test. This blood test checks levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can be a sign of prostate cancer. While this test can detect signs of cancer, elevated PSA levels are sometimes caused by conditions other than cancer, such as prostate enlargement, infection or inflammation.
  • Digital rectal exam (DRE). This test involves insertion of a lubricated finger into the rectum to feel for bumps on the prostate. While it can be slightly uncomfortable, an annual DRE is a quick, simple exam that can be a lifesaver.

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