Sunday, April 1, 2012

HAWMC #1 Health Time Capsule

I am participating in the Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge during April. Each day I will post a blog based on a different  prompt. 

Today's prompt: Make a personal health Time Capsule to be opened in 2112

My time capsule would contain:
  • A yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet
  • A teal ribbon
  • My medical history

When my capsule is found and opened the conversation between a mother and her daughter will sound something like this.

Daughter: "Look at this classic LIVESTRONG bracelet Mom. It doesn't contain any information though it is just yellow plastic. What year was it that they started including the data on your electronic Medical Record inside the bracelet?"
Mother: "I think that was in 2060. Let me see that piece of paper. It looks like a medical history."
The mother reads the history.
Mother: "It seems this woman was diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer in 2005. Ovarian Cancer used to be the deadliest gynecologic cancer . Around 2032 they found the stem cell involved in ovarian cancer and about 5 years later the drug endovar  was developed that would prevent the stem cell from developing into ovarian cancer. Since then all women take the drug. You have been taking it monthly pill since you started menstruating "
Daughter: "So I take that drug along with my vitamins, the drugs to prevent breast cancer and the osteoparosis?"
Mother: "Yes, Hun"
Daughter: "Why do you think this greenish -blue ribbon was important"
Mother: "Oh, that ribbon color is teal and ribbons were used to raise awareness of the disease. You don't see too many of those cancer awareness ribbons any more since so many of the causes and pathways of cancer disease progression have been discovered and cures have been found."
Daughter: "We have really come a long way since this woman was alive."

Every Day is a Blessing!

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