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Shirley Miller a “B PINK” lady, a mother, a friend……………RIP

Shirley Kay Vought Miller

Rockledge, FL

Shirley Kay Vought Miller, 52 (beloved mother, sister, and friend), went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 26th, after a long battle with cancer.

An active member of the First Baptist Church, she participated in the choir and Rejoice Dance Ministry and was an accountant for the Cocoa Beach Hilton. She belonged to the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group. Survived by her children: Andrew (Sarah) and Michael Hampton, and Cassandra Miller; grandchildren, Serenity, Tyler, Terra, and Connor.

Memorial service will be held on, Saturday February 2nd, at 2 pm, at First Baptist Church, Merritt island. Viewing at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shirley Kay Miller Memorial Fund at Kennedy Space Center Credit Union.

Guest book at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

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Groundhog Day……………Repost





In 1993 a comedic movie was released starring Bill Murray and Andie Mc Dowell.  The basic plot is as follows:

Self-centered and sour TV meteorologist Phil Connors (Bill Murray), news producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) from fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Dayfestivities with Punxsutawney Phil. Having grown tired of this assignment, Phil grudgingly gives his report and attempts to return to Pittsburgh when a blizzard shuts down the roads. Phil and his team are forced to return to Punxsutawney and stay in town overnight.

Phil wakes up to find that he is reliving February 2. The day plays out exactly as it did before, with no one else aware of the time loop, and only Phil aware of past events. At first he is confused, but, when the phenomenon continues on subsequent days, he decides to take advantage of the situation with no fear of long-term consequences: he learns secrets from the town’s residents, seduces women, steals money, drives recklessly, and gets thrown in jail. However, his attempts to get closer to Rita repeatedly fail.

Eventually, Phil becomes despondent and tries more and more drastically to end the time loop; he gives ridiculous and offensive reports on the festival, abuses residents, and eventually kidnaps Punxsutawney Phil and, after a police chase, drives into a quarry, evidently killing both himself and the groundhog. However, Phil wakes up and finds that nothing has changed; further attempts at suicide are just as fruitless as he continues to find himself awaking at 6:00 A.M. on the morning of February 2 with the clock-radio on his nightstand playing I Got You, Babe by Sonny & Cher.

When Phil explains the situation to Rita, she suggests that he should take advantage of it to improve himself. Inspired, Phil endeavors to try to learn more about Rita, building upon his knowledge of her and the town each day. He begins to use his by-now vast experience of the day to help as many people around town as possible. He uses the time to learn, among other things, to play piano, ice sculpt and speak French.

Eventually, Phil is able to befriend almost everyone he meets during the day, using his experiences to save lives, help townspeople, and to get closer to Rita. He crafts a report on the Groundhog Day celebration so eloquent that all the other stations turn their microphones to him. After the evening dance, Rita and Phil retire together to Phil’s room. He wakes the next morning and finds the time loop is broken; it is now February 3 and Rita is still with him. After going outside, Phil talks about living in Punxsutawney with Rita.


Think about your own life, do you have certain patterns of events, circumstances or failure, repeat themselves over and over?  Do you find yourself in the same failed relationships again and again.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the one common denominator in all these dramas is YOU!  You tell yourself that, you just need a better partner, boss.  You need to change the cast of characters etc.  What you don’t realize is that it is YOU that creates and re creates the same drama again and again.  You can change the names, but the core problem remains the same.

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Are you insane?

What do you do to break the cycle?  Begin with YOU.  Realize that in order for your life to be different, YOU MUST BE DIFFERENT.  Being different feels really weird at first.  You will feel like a fish out of water.  But remember that in order to adopt different behavior patterns, you must adopt different behavior, thoughts and eventually beliefs.  It takes time and lots of consistent mental work.  Over time though, you can do it…… can change your life.  BUT you must begin with YOU!!

How ironic that the Groundhog Day is all about shadows.  A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object.  The obstruction in this analogy is you and your unproductive, faulty beliefs and patterns.  Do yourself a favor and get out of your own way today.  Try to thoughtfully respond to others instead of reacting.  Your figurative spring could be just around the corner.

2 Corinthians 5:7  New International Version (NIV

)17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

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Lumpectomy With Radiation Linked With Better Breast Cancer Survival Rates Than Mastectomy: Study

Lumpectomy With Radiation Linked With Better Breast Cancer Survival Rates Than Mastectomy: Study


Lumpectomy Breast Cancer Survival

A new study from Duke University researchers shows that early stage breast cancer patients may actually fare better if they don’t undergo surgery to have their breasts removed, and instead undergo a less-invasive treatment.

Specifically, the researchers found that women with stage I or II breast cancer who undergo radiation in addition to a lumpectomy — which is when the breast is mainly conserved, and only the tumor and some of the surrounding breast tissue is removed — are more likely to survive than women who have their full breasts removed.

“Our findings are observational but do suggest the possibility that women who were treated with less invasive surgery had improved survival compared to those treated with mastectomy for stage I or stage II breast cancer,” study researcher Dr. E. Shelley Hwang, M.D., MPH, the chief of breast surgery at Duke Cancer Institute, said in a statement.

The study, published in the journal Cancer, included 112,154 women with early stage breast cancer (stage I or II) who were in the California Cancer Registry. The women were diagnosed with cancer between 1990 and 2004; 50,383 of them had undergone a mastectomy for their cancers without radiation, while 61,771 underwent lumpectomy plus radiation. Everyone was followed for an average of 9.2 years.

Researchers found that women who underwent the lumpectomy plus radiation generally had better survival rates over the study period, compared with those who underwent the mastectomy. The benefit was greatest in women ages 50 and older, who had hormone-sensitive tumors — compared with those who underwent mastectomy, they had a 13 percent lower risk of dying of breast cancer over the study period, and a 19 percent lower risk of dying from any cause.

However, researchers noted that a possible reason why women who only underwent the lumpectomy had better survival rates is because they were healthier to begin with.

Still, “our study supports that even patients we thought might benefit less from localized treatment, like younger patients with hormone-resistant disease, can remain confident in lumpectomy as an equivalent and possibly better treatment option,” Hwang said in the statement.

According to the Mayo Clinic, theefficacy of lumpectomy and mastectomy are about the same, though some people may not be able to undergo — or may choose not to undergo — lumpectomy.

Whether mastectomy rates are increasing or decreasing is not completely clear, though a 2010 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncologyshowed that rates are not increasing even though other studies had suggested an increase in mastectomy rates, Reuters reported. That study included 230,000 breast cancer patients who were diagnosed sometime between 2000 and 2006.

However, the researchers of that study did note that there was a slight increase in the number of mastectomies being performed between 2005 and 2006, Reuters reported:

While this increase wasn’t statistically significant, meaning it could have been due to chance, it could also signal a future rise in mastectomy rates.

Similarly, a 2012 study in The Breast Journal also suggested that the rate of mastectomy was declining up until 2005. That study included 21,869 women with earlier-stage breast cancer who were diagnosed between 1998 and 2007 and participated in the Kentucky Cancer Registry. However, the researchers did find that the mastectomy rate is “now increasing across all age groups, especially for women < 50 years and ≥70 years,” they wrote in the study.