Happy 2020 to everyone! It is my hope that you and your family find 2020 a great year!
TappingflamingoBling plans to concentrate on some very import things this year, and that is awareness.
There are so many conditions that people suffer from, and a lot of them, most of us have either never heard of or have no idea what they really are. This is why I want to focus on these things.
For the month of January, I want to bring more awareness to two things..
January is the awareness month for both of these conditions.
Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus that connects the vagina. It rarely affects women under the age of 20. Women between the ages of 35 and 44 are at highest risk. More than 15% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer are older than 65. This is why it is so important to continue to have regular check ups, including Pap smear, as this is how it is found.
Glaucoma is something I had a bit of a scare with a few years ago. It is a condition that damages your eye's optic nerve. It will get worse over time, and it tends to run in families. Glaucoma is something you usually get later in life. Basically it has to do with pressure in your eyes. Intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is what sends images to your brain...so yes, you can go blind.
What are the signs? If you see halos around lights, your peripheral vision is diminishing, redness in the eyes, tunnel vision, hazy eyes or vision loss are some of the symptoms. Glaucoma cannot be cured, but it can be slowed down.
Fortunately, high pressure in my eyes is something that runs in my dad's side of the family, but has nothing to do with glaucoma. I was very relieved to learn this.
To bring more awareness to these two conditions, and other conditions, TappingflamingoBling has crochet bracelets from wax cording in the awareness colors.
Green is the color for glaucoma awareness...
...and teal and white is the color for cervical cancer awareness.
These bracelets and other awareness bracelets are available on my TappingflamingoBling Etsy shop
They are adjustable to fit most wrists and waterproof! So...you can swim, bathe or go to the beach in them. You never have to take them off, if you don't want.
If there is something that is close to our heart that you would like to bring more awareness to, just let me know! I'd be glad to make you one in YOUR color. If you need multiples, I can do that too, just let me know....
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!
and New Year!!!!!