Monifa’s Ordeal is Over

Monifa sat there, her mind still reeling from her horrific ordeal. They had kept her overnight at the hospital for observation but that morning the Doctor had discharged her, saying that she was fine. She was waiting now in the parking lot of the parish for Mrs. Wisenthal. Even though she was no longer in …

Abi Gets Medical

"Have you ever seen people with frosted foreheads?" Abi asked Mats. They were hanging out at her place for the first time. "What are frosted foreheads?" he asked, looking confused. "What looks like frost on a person's forehead are actually urea crystals which appear on the skin surface of patients with severe Uremia." "What is …

Gina’s Options

"What were the results of the ultrasound, Doctor?" Gina asked. She had called the office two days ago because she noticed that It’s there she was having a brownish discharge and that she wasn't experiencing nausea and breast soreness anymore.  Although she knew that all pregnancies were different, there was something radically different about this …

It’s a No-No

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? - 1 Corinthians 3:16, ESV A couple of years ago my husband and I were having anal sex.  It wasn’t something we ever imagined we would do but at my former job, there were a couple of women who …

The Man on the Beach

After a swim in the ocean, she scrambled onto the beach where she found him. He was lying underneath the beam.  Who was he?  Where did he come from?  Cautiously, she went over and examined him closely.  He was unconscious and bleeding. She ran back to where her clothes lay and hurriedly got dressed then …

The Worst News

The worst news for a woman to hear is that she will never be able to have children. Before I watched the episode of Greenleaf where Sophia had a medical emergency which turned out to be Ovarian Torsion, I had no idea that condition even existed.  What is it?  It is a condition which occurs …

Pregnant Women And Jogging

This evening I was watching a news story about pregnant women and jogging and was surprised to learn that one of the women featured was nine months pregnant.  I couldn't imagine jogging so close to having a baby.  At nine months I was waddling and anxious to give birth.  The woman on TV looked fantastic. …

Smoking and Women

A long time ago I took one drag on a cigarette and vowed never to touch another one again.  It made me cough and I felt terrible.  My sister used to smoke but then she stopped.  I have a cousin who used to smoke and her lips looked black.  I used to work with a …

Writer and Philanthropist

My mother's favorite novelist is Catherine Cookson.  After I read a few of her books and watched movies based on them I became a fan too.  Her characters seemed so real and no wonder--her books were inspired by her deprived youth in North East deEngland, the setting for her novels. Catherine's story is as intriguing as the stories …

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