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Privacy Policy

While I would never dream of disclosing private information about the visitors to this website, I do believe the disclosure of aggregate anonymous data to be quite useful to share. Before doing so, however, I think it important to also share with you my specific privacy policy for this website:

Aggregate Anonymous Data

Sounds ominous, doesn't it? Aggregate Anonymous Data. Basically, this is data that identifies a great deal of information about who you are as a visitor to this website -- but doesn't name names. While this website does not use cookies, it does use a statistics tracker. Typical data collected with the software tool used on this site includes:

As you can read, statistics tracking software tools are quite useful and can help me learn how to better fulfill the information needs of my visitors. The following is a sample of the data that I've been able to collect to date. In terms of visitors who do so from the work place, I have absolutely no way of knowing their purpose behind visiting this website.

While it would be nice to believe that all of the visitors to this website are women with fibroids looking for information that might help them with this disease, I think it will become quite clear to some of you that there are visitors who frequent this site who, most likely, do not have fibroids but, rather, a hidden agenda. Even so, the sheer number of visitors from business sites tell me that most are indeed women with uterine fibroids. (Of course, my email tells me that some of them are men surfing from work on behalf of their wives who are at home.)

Are uterine fibroids a small problem to our economic work force? I don't think so. With ~600,000 women undergoing hysterectomy annually in this country and the majority of them due to uterine fibroids, women are working side by side with one another day in and day out all over this world and suffering in relative silence. Imagine if they all left the workplace tomorrow -- all at once -- to undergo hysterectomy and then stayed out for 8 weeks to recover from the surgery. While you're considering this, don't forget the statistics that indicate a certain number of them will have an impact from the surgery that will require more surgery, more recovery time and possibly even prolonged disability leave. Mind boggling impact to our economy.

What I don't understand is this: why don't businesses with a vested interest in their employees seem to care about this work force loss? Why aren't they standing up for employees who want to undergo a less invasive procedure and pushing back against insurance providers who won't pay for anything but a hysterectomy? Why aren't they supporting their employees' economic needs/desires to return to work quicker? I have more questions. If you're a businessman with an answer, email me. Meanwhile, use the calendar table above to locate monthly aggregate information (no, it's not all inclusive--it's just a monthly sampling) from this website.


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