I did some research today. The companies that make Viagra and Cialis, Ely Lilly and Pfizer, both spent $90 million dollars on advertising - in ONE year. The Levitra folks sponsored NFL games to the tune of $18 million dollars last season.
They are sure working hard to get the message out: "Men, we can make your lives even better!"
Let's forget about what cancer researchers could do with an extra $200 million dollars this year. Let's talk about what breast cancer treatment does to women.
First, we lose our hair. It grows back. Eventually. Some of us lose our breasts. They rebuild them. Eventually. Then, if our cancer is estrogen dependent, they give us pills to remove every last trace of estrogen in our bodies. Leaving us in a state that is normally experienced by octogenarians.
But we are not octogenarians. Some of us are in our thirties, forties and fifties... we are nowhere near menopause and have a lot of living yet to do. But in an estrogen depleted state it makes our bodies shut down. Some women are debilitated by the body aches and pains these pills cause. Some have sexual dysfunction to such a degree, sex is too painful to even think about, much less enjoy.
And there they are.... singing away..... "Viva, Viagra!" on the TV.
I have one question. Just one.
Do you think if men had to have all their testosterone turned off in order to survive and the ability to have normal sexual relations was suddenly impaired, there would be teams of scientists, researchers and inventors combing the globe to find a solution?
What do you think?
There are ways a woman can compensate without adding deadly hormones back to our bodies. But the system is imperfect to say the least. I guess it really doesn't matter to Ely Lilly and Pfizer. There are only over two million women dealing with this right now and 250,000 women being diagnosed with breast cancer every year.