Thursday, March 27, 2014

You are Hereby Called to Battle

by Dr. Margaret Aranda


Today, I called in to take care of some everyday business matters: cell phone bill, regular home bills, etc. All counting my pennies and talking to those ladies on the other end of the phone ~ you know, the Operators, that sound like they talk with their noses slightly plugged up. Usually, they talk so fast that I can't grasp what they are saying, yet their words keep going on and on. But my brain is still in 'reverse', still stumbling on what was said, and it can't catch up. So my brain 'crashes' because it can do nothing. It simply becomes overloaded, and then comes to a standstill. I find myself stuttering and stammering, not knowing where to start or what to say first.

So I tell them I have a brain injury. Through the telephone line, I can hear a sigh of relief, and visualize a mental 'slow down' and a slice of compassion as the Operator's own brain switches gear, inserting compassion and rerouting her words instead, now through a kinder, more accepting and tolerant place of origin. From then on, nothing but compassion and serving abound, and it is refreshing in a backwards way. To have suffered so much to get to this place is bittersweet.

But I want to thank all the helpful people on the other end of the phone, the other people who have added Quality of Life to mine. They cheer me up, root me on, endear themselves to me, and I want to know more about them, too. Alas, the workplace finally predominates and yet as we depart, I feel something. I have made a friend, helped a soul, lifted up a suffering soul that was quietly going through the motions of work. They, in turn, have empowered me with more strength. Our conversation was a meeting. It was meant to be. It was more than a conversation; it was a moment and a day to remember and to rejoice in, because our paths crossed through all the quagmires of the wicked, sick, wretched, and intolerable conditions we have had to bear. For me, it has been challenging and simply a FIGHT to live life over the last three years.

Through it all, and because of the phone call, we both smiled. One heart fed another, and one soul touched another in a dark place that only few know. We became friends.

I'll never forget you. I'm so glad I met someone who could listen to me, someone who was touched in just the right place and in just the right way. It's like a miracle, like the blossoming of a flower in all of its beauty, scent, and softness.

We have to stand together to change health care for women. We have to be snipers, not inaccurate bombs. Follow me here; follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, too. We are in for a ride and we need to be a FORCE. A positive, ethical, helping, driving FORCE that moves the health profession in the right direction. That is US. Like Katy Perry says, 'We are CHAMPIONS, fighters, with the eye of a Lion, and You're Going to hear me ROAR!' So ROAR! R-O-A-R, women, because

we WILL leave this world a better place for our daughters. ROAR!



                                                "All it takes for evil to reign is for one good (wo)man to do nothing."
                                                                                                                                ~ Albert Einstein

You choose. Sit there and look pretty and do nothing, or get up and do something and ROAR! YOU shape the future for our daughters, my friend, YOU have the power. With God's help, we can make it through this storm. First, we have to realize that we are IN a storm. Quit looking at your shoes and your purses, ladies. Your lipstick and your boobs are insignificant in this battle, unless we are talking about breast cancer or ovarian cancer.


WE ARE IN A STORM.

You are hereby called to battle.


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WE HAVE TO BE HEARD. WE HAVE TO ORGANISE. WE HAVE TO ACT AS ONE,
WRITE LETTERS TOGETHER AS ONE,
SEND EMAILS TOGETHER AS ONE,
and
BE FOCUSED. 
ON A MISSION.
Not just for us, but for the sake of all women, and our daughters.

If I didn't think it was needed, I wouldn't ask you to do this.
I can't do it alone
>>>>>>>  PASS IT ON. WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE A FORCE. ROAR! <<<<<<<

What Prompted me to Action?

        I discovered Women's Issues that are active and before the FDA:

*     I discovered that women have uterus cancer spread while big Corporations suck up their money.
*     I discovered that in the USA, 40% of women over 45 years old have had a Hysterectomy.
*     Studies show that 50% - 98% of women that go for a 2nd Opinion? Hysterectomy NOT needed.
*    Half of hysterectomies take out normal ovaries. But ovaries make hormones that protect against MI.
*    MI, myocardial infarction, heart attacks, heart disease, is the #1 Killer of Women (and men).
*    Morcellation of the uterus is an unethical practice that causes patients to lose their dignity.
*    The FDA says that over a certain dose, nickel is toxic.
*    Yet the FDA approved Essure(R) nickel coil in the FALLOPIAN TUBES, killing women.
*    Essure(R) can perforate the colon (E.Coli all over your insides now).
*    Essure(R) can perforate the uterus, leading to hysterectomy.
*    The most common side effect of Essure(R)  23% pregnancy rate. HUGE risk at a HUGE rate.
*    "Informed Consent" can not possibly cover all the side effects of these procedures, or no woman
      would take the risk.
*    The American College of Ob/Gyn says the risk of morcellation is so small, that it does NOT need    to be included in the Informed Consent.      Risk = 1:415 to 1:1,000. You decide.
*    Morcellation turns Stage I Uterine Cancer into Stage IV Cancer before the patient even wakes up from the hysterectomy.
*    Only 15% of women are alive after morcellation of uterine cancer; most die in 2-3 years.
*    Dr. Hooman Noorchashm put together Petition against Morcellation: GO SIGN.
*    Dr. Noorchashm et al, submitted a paper on Morcellation; it was rejected by both the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. GOOD FOR YOU, DR. NOORCHASHM et al!
*    Erin Brockovich put together Petition against Essure(R) coils for women: GO SIGN.
*    Talisha Streit put together Petition against Conceptus, Corp, to take it off the market: GO SIGN.

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 ATTACK THE RIGHT ORGANIZATIONS:
***Dr. Noorchashm is addressing his Petitions to:

1. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists
2. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

***I think we need to address the Petitions to these two entities. No, I think we need to SLAM these two organizations NOW so they are bombarded with both issues, Morcellation and Essure.  I do not know where the Essure(R) Petitions are going.
***See Sarcoma Website, and note link to a standardized Form to send to U.S. Senators.
***I sent 2 letters; one to Barbara Boxer, one to Diane Feinstein, both reps for California.
NEXT ON THE LIST: Sent letters to ORGANIZATIONS AND SENATORS AND FDA.
It is perfect timing to jump in and support Dr. Amy Reed and Morcellation in her and her husband's efforts to end this horriffic practice. But someone needs to organize it and we have to do it all at once.
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The FDA and Big Manufacturers have to STOP making money from dying women. Period.
Let's get together and see how loudly we can ROAR in their faces. 
One day, this could be our daughters.
I'm not living my life with regrets. I'm fighting.
IT HAS TO STOP. THE BUCK STOPS HERE.

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No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Missy Two-Shoes Makes Top 12 Spring Equinox Pick List!

Thank you, Nancy Mills and The Spirited Women!
by Dr. Margaret Aranda

TOP 12 SPRING EQUINOX BOOK PICK LIST
NANCY MILLS AND THE SPIRITED WOMAN

LITTLE MISSY TWO-SHOES LIKES A LADYBUG



                   
           
                     
                   
                   


                         
                         
                     
                       
                       
                          
by Dr. Margaret Aranda

Little Missy makes the Top 12 Spring Equinox Book Pick List




BOOK TRAILER FOR LITTLE MISSY TWO-SHOES
LIKES A LADYBUG



YOU TUBE VIDEO COURTESY OF TATE PUBLISHING CO.
!!! THANK YOU, TATE & COMPANY !!!

My first Children's Book that teaches children to open their world up to the wonders of the outdoors, too! And not all bugs are bad! Especially promising for a Ladybug Birthday Party, this makes a great Book Reading for all the little toddlers or Pre-Schoolers. Unique, fun, entertaining, and educational!

You can have:

*   Everyone wear black and red
*   Make headbands for those who didn't follow the above, with black antennae (Ha!)
*   Make a red velvet ladybug cake in a large tin bowl; just cook a little longer and make sure toothpick
     comes out clean in the middle!
*   Use Oreo cookies for the black spots
*   Serve the cake on a bed of lettuce with red sprinkles
*   Buy a tupperware of real ladybugs from your local nursery, and release them at night. They will eat all those aphids on your roses, and a daring/delightful grown-up can even have them unleashed all over him or her! Oh Ha!Ha! She giggles as they tickle all over, and they beautifully fly away, so gently blowing in the breeze.
*  Great first Biology lesson! Education is supposed to be fun!

And the kids watch as Little Missy Two-Shoes goes through a transition not only to not be scared of ladybugs, but to become a part of their world, too. She learns about a whole different world out there, and begins to appreciate that new things, new experiences, can be fun and not scary, after all!

*********  Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug. Do You?  ****************



2014 SPRING EQUINOX TOP 12 BOOK PICK LIST

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No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Another Reason why Hysterectomy Can be Hell

by Dr. Margaret Aranda



Robotic laparoscopy for hysterectomy or myomectomy can cause death by spreading the cancer as the blade spins like a razor. There's no way to determine whether or not the patient has cancer preoperatively. Go to Change.org to appeal to our Congressmen/women to STOP this manner of spreading stage IV cancer to women, giving them a death sentence.


This is a LOADED issue, but it is a clear-cut one. There is no confusion. Changes have been instituted in other countries, but the place where this started, Harvard's Brigham and Young's Hospital refuses to take a stance against the obvious. Pass it on! Women, we need to stand by this female anesthesiologist Dr. Amy Reed, and help America get back on track FOR Women's Health. Her husband and CardioThoracic Surgeon Dr. Hooman Noorchashm is leading the cause, ladies. We can't leave him without support. He is endlessly fighting for us, and he's a surgeon! A CardioThoracic surgeon! He does open heart surgery, heart transplantations, heart valve replacements, uses the Bypass machine, and probably does lung transplantations, lung tumor removals, and literally holds a heart in his hands several times a week. He shouldn't have the kind of time he has put into this effort on behalf of his wife. Together, they have 6 children. 

Do you realize how blessed we are to have Dr. Noorchashm on board for this cause?

Dr. Reed, and anesthesiologist, went in for a robotic hysterectomy by laparoscopy, where the uterus is cut (morcellized) into a few pieces before being sucked up the laparoscope. Well, what happened next is the sin. As the uterus was cut up, pieces of the cancer were spread all around her abdomen. So instantly, she had Stage IV uterine cancer, and had to undergo chemotherapy (now that her uterus is gone). She and her husband have six children, and the impact of what has happened to her is now resonating throughout the world. Her main advocate, and the person behind this Movement, is her husband, Dr. Hooman Noorshashm. What a man, is all that I can say. He now represents the Movement that Dr. West and many others started, having a huge stance that there are too many hysterectomies in the USA. Now, women beware even moreso, because there's no way to know if your uterus is cancerous until after it is ripped to shreds. Or pieces. By then, the cancer cells are already dispersed throughout the abdomen. All over the abdomen. 

Normally, if a surgeon opens the abdomen and finds cancer disbursed throughout, it's too late to operate. Sometimes, it is jokingly called, "Peek and Shriek", to keep those of us who are in the O.R. from going insane from the travesty. The surgeon simply closes the incision, we wake the patient up from anesthesia, and the surgeon delivers the bad news to the patient later on. My Women's Health & Fitness Book, Archives of the Vagina, goes over the dismal (in my opinion) statistics of the high rate of unnecessary hysterectomies and ovary removals in the USA. I hope this latest scare, as real and substantive as it is, really makes women just stay away from hysterectomies whenever possible. It's about time. It's long overdue.

As if the rate of hysterectomies wasn't bad enough already, this is a completely new matter of disseminated cancer into the abdomen leaves a woman devastated:

*     After 5 years of morcellation of a leiomyosarcoma, only 15% of women will be alive. 
*     After "accidental morcellation", the average lifespan of the woman is only 24 - 36 months.

Some hospitals have actually taken the stance that if you give the woman Informed Consent that the surgeon 'may' spread any existing but undiagnosed uterine cancer, then the surgeon may proceed with the surgery. But seriously? What about the Hippocratic Oath? "Do no harm?" Since when does Informed Consent allow a surgeon to knowingly kill a certain percentage of his/her patients? Because some of the women will have cancer. I am outraged at the unethical, immoral, and self-serving auspices of the American College of Ob/Gyn. 

I think all they care about is the money.
 It's About Time for women to see things the way they are,  
the way they have been, 
so women are no longer looking through the looking glass. 

Harsh reality is just that ~  harsh. 
But we have to face it to change it. 
And now, look.

A prestigious, male surgeon has taken a real lead, because it personally affected his wife.
And she's a doctor. An anesthesiologist, like me.
She had no Informed Consent that if she had cancer, it would spread.
Just think of how many times this has already happened to lay people, to women everywhere.
Now, it's out in the open, and it's not going away.




WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW? HOW CAN YOU HELP?
(1) SIGN THE PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG

TO DATE: 5,227 SUPPORTERS
~~~NEEDED: 4,772 SUPPORTERS~~~


 (2) Write a letter to your Senator* and
(3) write a letter to the AAGL* to stop hysterectomy by mucillation.
THAT needs to come from US WOMEN and our husbands or boyfriends.


You know what?
We could bombard them if we wanted to.
So what are you waiting for?
Consider this a Personal Invitation.

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ACT  NOW. THE TIME IS RIPE!
DON'T COMPLAIN!
Channel your energy to make it better...it's never too late1
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PASS THIS 0N TO AS MANY FRIENDS AS YOU CAN.
WOMEN NEED TO FEEL COMFORTABLE
WHEN THEY SEE DOCTORS,
AND WOMEN DON'T NEED TO 
HAVE ANOTHER REASON TO BE DISTRUSTFUL.
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REFERENCES:

6. Sarcoma Alliance for Letters to Your Senator ************* Letter to Your Senator*****
10. American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists ****Write a Note to Stop this Travesty**


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