A different look (part II)

Haven’t been around much recently. I had to take a step back for a little while. As it stands, my blog is not what I originally envisioned. I really had to change my perspective in order to continue.

So, what has changed?

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Cutting off a toe to save a foot

Several members of my family have experienced the difficult decision of giving up a part of themselves to save themselves. For some, it involved an amputation resulting from diabetic neuropathy and one member of my family required radical surgery for breast cancer.

What does all of that mean in terms of this site?

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How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy? (part 4)

Incredible! It’s up to Part 4.

I’ll just leave the Abdominal Myomectomy links for those who want more information and you can take from there.

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According to Elton John’s song, “I’m still standing” (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Elton John’s birthday is right around the corner so I’ve been listening to his music recently. Yes, in addition to being a Prince fan, I’m also crazy about Sir Elton. Detecting my odd, non-conformist streak yet?

Anyway, “I’m Still Standing” is one of my favorite EJ songs. For those unfamiliar, here are a few of the lyrics:

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

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If soy contributes to fibroid growth, I’m in trouble…

Ahhh, the controversy of soy. There is evidence to support both arguments. Some scientists feel since it is estrogenic (binds to estrogen receptors), soy would stimulate fibroid growth. Others feel it acts as a weak estrogen. Therefore, soy would bind to the receptors, block your estrogen from binding, and be beneficial.

I’ll talk more about that in a minute but I first wanted to list the 5 forms of soy that can be found in my house right now:

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Prince Charles’ wife Camilla recovering from hysterectomy

Camilla hysterectomy recoveryOne of my very frequent visitors sent me this news story about Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall via an email message a week ago. (Click the link to view the whole story.)

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla having hysterectomy

Updated Mon. Mar. 5 2007 8:51 AM ET

Associated Press

LONDON — Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was in hospital Monday to undergo a hysterectomy, officials said Monday.

Camilla, 59, arrived for the procedure at the King Edward VII hospital on Sunday, having recently returned to Britain following a 10-day tour of the Mideast with husband Charles…

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Are you healing your spirit and mind as well as your body after your fibroid procedure?

mind body spirit healingThe idea for this entry sprouted from thoughts on total healing (mind/body/spirit) left in the post-Abdominal Myomectomy forum. I thank the ladies there, particularly Sunday and Gab. This is a fascinating topic as I’ve always felt that to have total health, the mind, body, and spirit must work together. I’ll start with my experience and then open the floor to others.

My body, mind, and spirit became disjointed years ago. I decided to seek medical assistance because my periods were becoming bad and blamed fibroids. There are women in my family who had surgery for fibroids and I just knew it was my turn. Yeah, too bad the first ultrasound didn’t detect the dang things. Had a heck of a time trying to convince the doctor and grew tired of doing so. Ended up dealing with my symptoms on my own (with mind fighting body) for YEARS…

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