Se dice que la esperanza es lo último que se pierde y eso es justamente lo que ya no tenía Brittany Maynard, la joven de 29 años que se había convertido en la cara del derecho a morir con dignidad. La mujer, quien tenía un avanzado e incurable cáncer en el cerebro y terribles síntomas, murió acompañada por sus seres queridos en su propia casa, en el estado de Oregon.
Tengo más de media hora llorando con la noticia y con el video que dejó esta valiente muchacha, quien no llegó a cumplir los 30 años, y decidió irse antes de que el tumor le causara mayor sufrimiento a ella y a sus familiares. Sé que los que la sobreviven están desolados, pero espero que encuentren consuelo en saber que no padeció demasiado. Lo digo como hija de alguien que murió de cáncer. Nadie se merece pasar por algo así.
Brittany Maynard launched an online video campaign on October 6th with Compassion and Choices. She was fighting for expanding death with dignity laws nationwide and spoke openly about her own choice to end her life with medication prescribed by her doctor, which is legal in some states for certain terminally ill patients. She even moved to Oregon along with her husband, mother and stepfather, specifically so that she could do this. She essentially put an expiration date on her life, November 1, 2014.
This was the date that she had chosen but now she might be second guessing herself. Well, not so much second guessing as playing it day by day which, when you are terminally ill, I think, is the only way to play it.
When 22-year-old Jordon Moody was diagnosed with bone cancer for a second time, doctors revealed that they'd found tumors in her left thigh and that, as a result, an amputation of her left leg had to be performed. Moody, a native of Hull, East Yorkshire, was despondent. But, then, doctors suggested an unorthodox surgery that would allow her to be fitted for a prosthetic lower leg. The procedure entailed moving Moody's lower left limb upward and placing it where her thigh had been, so that her foot would occupy the space her knee once did. The oddest part: in order to mimic the natural movement of a knee, doctors rotated the limb 180 degrees, so that the heel of Moody's foot now faces forward and her toes point backwards.
In typical stories, children are the ones who owe their parents their life, but in this one case, the tables have turned. Jenny Purvis of Savannah, Georgia calls her baby "Miracle Mae" after doctors made a startling discovery that ended up saving Purvis' life. Wait until you hear how this little baby, born prematurely via an emergency C-section helped bring to light a serious issue that could have worsened had doctors not reacted immediately.
If you're like most women, chances are you apply antiperspirant on a daily basis, which is nice for everyone around you, but it can possibly spell trouble for your health. Scientists recently discovered that shaving your armpits, then applying an antiperspirant containing aluminum on a daily basis may potentially increase your chances of developing Alzheimer's and chronic fatigue. Well, that stinks.
El nombre de Lorena Meritano no es muy conocido fuera de América Latina, pero estoy segura de que su cara te es súper familiar, como una de los más duros personajes de la exitosa novela Pasión de Gavilanes. La fuerza que mostró en su actuación, en la que hacía de la esposa del dueño del bar del pueblo, la está demostrando hoy más que nunca en la vida real.
Lorena Meritano lucha como una guerrera contra un cáncer de mama que la tiene desde hace meses en un tratamiento agresivo. Ella no se esconde, los efectos en su cuerpo le sirven para hacer campaña a favor de la prevención. Te va a impresionar y espero que inspirar la foto que ha puesto en las redes sociales. Parece otra.
If given a choice between keeping your breasts or keeping your life, which would you choose? Your life, of course! But that doesn't mean making the decision to have a mastectomy is an easy one. For many women dealing with breast cancer, choosing to part with their chichis is the hardest decision of their lives. However, it's far from the last big decision they'll have to make regarding what they want to do with (and relate to) their body.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as women and mothers, we are joining the cause and supporting the amazing women that are currently battling the disease. Breast cancer is rampant among women and it doesn't discriminate against age, race or social status. It's estimated that one in eight women worldwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
At only 29 years old, Brittany Maynard was faced with the worst diagnosis possible. Days after her dream wedding, she was experiencing painful and debilitating headaches and the doctors said she had brain cancer. Devastated by the news, Brittany, her husband and family started planning for the few years she had left.
A second screening determined that her cancer evolved into stage four and she had only a few months left to live. Shocked by the turn of events, she moved to Oregon and applied for Death with Dignity and she is choosing her own death.
Breast cancer is a very scary term that lately has become very common. The amount of women diagnosed with the disease has increased significantly in the last ten years and I'm sure someone close to you had been touched by those two words. Early detection is key and fortunately there are test that can predict if you have a higher chance to develop the disease. Some celebrities have undergone preventive mastectomies but you don't have to go that far because you can prevent cancer by eating certain foods.