Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Memory Lane- The SPILL on Capitol Hill

On the Last day of the ZERO The End Of Prostate Cancer Summit, they sat up meetings on Capitol Hill with our State's elected officials. Our first meeting was set for 8:30 am but as we are headed to the meeting if fell at 8:15 am on Capitol Hill. I heard a SNAP! The Capitol Hill Police wanted to call the Medics to take me to the Hospital but I would not go. These meetings are to important to me because my husband is a Prostate Cancer Survivor. And I am getting to these meeting some how some way. They called for a wheelchair and got me into the Capitol Building for the first meeting. we made it to the 8:30 am meeting. Were cleared through Security and the we are off to have Coffee with Senator Brown and pictures were taken. Ours did not seem to turn out, but it might be for the better. I was in the wheelchair barefoot! After that meeting Ray took me to the Capitol Hill First Aid. 
September 13, 2012
Capitol Hill First Aid
When asked what had happened
I took a SPILL on Capitol Hill!

After my leg is wrapped up and they suggested I go to the Hospital. No I will wait until I get back to Columbus,Ohio. Ace bandages, ice packs and Ibuprofen ready for the next meeting in about an hour. We take a tour in the Capitol Building. Then we continue on to the next two meetings. People who seen me from the Summit asked me When? How? ans wanted to know why I did not got the Hospital yet,. When I said why. They said that is dedication to raise awareness for prostate cancer. We end with the last meeting and return back to the hotel and get the car. But first there were more people who seen me that did nto know yet. I told them I took a SPILL on Capitol Hill. A few chuckles the way I say it. We are off to Ohio!

This is what the Hospital did here in Columbus.
 They took an X-Ray and yep the Tibia bone is broken!
The ER Doctor asked how it happened I told him the same thing. I took a SPILL on Capitol Hill, with a surprised look on his face for how I said it. He chuckled also! Then he went and got another Doctor and he wanted me to tell him. Again with the chuckles. I guess it was like disbelief  or they thought that it was some kind of abuse. Nope!

This is what it looked like when I seen the bone Doctor!
Very pretty right?
Starting to heal but still hurts very much!  

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