Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Top to Toe -Female Reproductive System- OUTSHINING OVARIAN CANCER by Karen Ingalls

As a cancer survivor myself, I know that the big C is #^@$ scary. Thank you to Karen Ingalls for sharing her story and advocating for ovarian cancer awareness. To Sally Cronin, thank you for spotlighting Karen’s story here.

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Smorgasbord Health 2017

This was first published last year but it is a message that is important and should be repeated regularly. My thanks to Karen for sharing her story and also the symptoms all women should be aware of.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the reproductive system. Karen is an ovarian cancer survivor and therefore supremely qualified to write this article.. The post carries an important message about understanding how our bodies work and how we should be on the alert for anything that seems out of the ordinary.


photo-on-2-14-16-at-139-pm-crop-u6133I am a retired registered nurse and had very limited education about gynecological diseases and cancers. From working in hospice I only knew that ovarian cancer is the deadliest one of all gynecologic cancers. My journey and initial diagnosis with ovarian cancer is not an unusual one.

I had gained a few pounds and developed…

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Addiction – The Struggle Is Real

Anyone can become addicted if the conditions are right. Although some folks think that people that do get addicted to a particular substance are weak or morally deficient in some way. But that isn’t actually the case. In fact, it’s much more helpful for the person suffering an addiction, and their families to see it as a genuine illness, one that is tough to fight but can be cured. To find out more about addiction and how to overcome it keep reading.

Cold Turkey

Cold turkey is the term used when you stop using whatever substance you have been addicted to completely. Without reducing the dose or using another substance to take the edge off of things.

Can it work? Absolutely, if you have the willpower and motivation to get through what will be a very uncomfortable time. Is, is the best option for you? Well, this is a more complicated question. Maybe you are sick of smoking cigarettes and just want them out of your life? Then yes cold turkey is great, but there are other substances such as alcohol that can be very dangerous to stop using completely, all at once. Continue reading