From the ovaries, outward, all about female-focused health and medicine.
Black Patient; Jefferson Health Breast Cancer Surgeon's Joke About Me Losing My Nipple During Lumpectomy Surgery
Friday, 17 November 2023 By: TB Obwoge I was 46-years old, when I found out that I had breast cancer. It was one of the scariest days of my life. I didn't have much of a support system, my family is large and splintered. They're a bunch of strangers that share some of the same DNA as I do, a lot of them don't share the same feelings about life's issues either.
- Top Story - November 2023
Twelve Months With No Period!
If you are a woman between the ages of 45 and 55, you know the significance of twelve successive months with no period. It means, according to medical experts, IT’S OVER!!!
This Too Shall Pass
Every time I think I know the lay of the land, things change. Mountains rise in front of me where I’m not expecting them. I lean forward, pushing my heels into the earth and hike upwards. The things I thought would bother me don’t seem so bad. The anticipated ick of chemo – no taste buds, bit of nausea, exhaustion, loss of more cranial peach fuzz – it seems okay… even, manageable. Truthfully, the anticipation of losing my hair was far worse than the actual head shaving experience. I’m getting used to things – sort of.
The PCOScience of Food
When you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (thereafter known as PCOS within this article), your biggest struggle after getting your diagnosis is managing your weight. Because no matter how frustrating it is, even after we are confirmed PCOS, weight loss and management is one of the biggest treatments for managing and regulating your hormone imbalance.
Perimenopause: Overwhelming. Mysterious. And a Bit Joyful.
It really catches any woman by surprise when it comes, and especially in pandemics and woeful economic times. Please know upfront that this article is not a rant, a complaint, or vents of frustration when it feels like some things turn to s!@t, even when you are not in cycle, and you are medically, physically, and emotionally fit otherwise. I need to point out that this article is part wisdom, part life-hack kind of advice, in order to help any Peri-menopausal woman to continue to be the viva that they are meant to be...on or off the dance floor (metaphorically speaking, as per the first image. Caveat: this is coming from wisdom, and not from any medical training or experience.) I also need to warn you that this article is a bit long, and within good reason. Why not make yourself a cup of herbal tea, or any other healthy beverage of your choosing, and get comfortable. Now let's dig in, because this is gold. Not to impress, but rather to impress upon; I wish I had a guide like this written up for me a short six months ago. It would have made the earlier days of my Peri-menopausal journey much smoother for sure.
Breast Cancer: A Battle We Must Win
In the world of healthcare, few adversaries have captured our hearts and minds like breast cancer. With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's essential to stay informed about the latest developments in research, awareness, and support for those affected. In 2023, our collective efforts are making great strides in the battle against this disease. This article aims to shed light on the latest updates surrounding breast cancer, its symptoms, awareness, and the hope that continues to inspire us all.
Motherhood's complex Tapestry
The journey into motherhood is an emotional whirlwind that immerses women in a kaleidoscope of feelings. This life-altering experience brings forth profound love, unwavering presence, and, at the same time, a persistent longing for personal space, creating a complex, contradictory landscape of emotions. In this exploration of motherhood, I find myself reflecting on these emotional paradoxes and the intricate balance they demand.
How to Change Your Self-Image
Disclaimer: To all who want to comment, "your self worth should come within," please refrain. It's not an overnight process & internalized criticisms skew our thoughts. Seeing the reality that you are loved is a step towards increasing your self worth.
The Process Getting a PCOS Diagnosis
I am sure I speak for about 98% of women who have been confirmed diagnosed by doctors of PCOS that getting that damn diagnosis was a struggle that rivals stopping the apocalypse. And I am sure 100% of women who have a hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain have been basically told by the doctor to “just lose weight.”
PCOS = Painful Cramps On Steroids
S.A Crawford wrote a vulnerable and revealing piece on her recent diagnosis of PCOS (otherwise known as, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). And the outreach of women who were all echoing the same sentiment that I did had me sitting with my eyes wide, and heart hurting. But also really proud of all the brave women who are willing to share their stories and the pains they endured to comfort Crawford and let her know she wasn't alone.
As women, as mothers, many of us can look at this mama bear and we relate immediately and deeply, like a swift punch to the gut.
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight: Stages to Follow Explained! Are you tired of trying fad diets and quick-fix weight loss solutions that never seem to work? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will uncover the best way to lose weight and provide you with a clear understanding of the stages you need to follow in order to achieve your weight loss goals.