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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 12:39 PM
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67. RFK Jr does not live in my vagina
or my daughters, and he doesn't have one of his own. He's not a scientist, so why would I listen to a fucking word he has to say on the matter? I'd rather listen to a learned scientist and accept the 20,000+ (and growing, there are studies currently going on about the cross effectiveness of gardasil to protect against HPV 31 and 45 also) person study results than some guy riding the coat-tails of his ancestors famous name as some sort of credibility in this matter.

I am not technically eligible for the shot (too old and already had cervical cancer due to HPV, trying to convince my doc and ins to go off label and do it anyway). Dropkid is just 6, but when she's old enough, sure as shit I am going do this for her.

I've been through cervical cancer. Buckets of fucking fun, let me tell you, and mine was caught early enough that a minor surgical procedure was enough to get rid of it. The surveillence period alone that I went through (colposcopies and biopsies every 3 months for 3 years not counting the emotional toll) would have cost me thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. A good friend of mine hasn't been as lucky, she is currently undergoing chemo for the second time while trying to care for a 2 and 6 year-old, she gets the "not a bill" things from her insurance and they are a doozy! And the cancer itself is painful for her (the first sign she had of her recurrance). Another good friend recently lost her very young aunt (30 years old) to it after a 3 year fight, including rod implants and everything that goes along with that.
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