How do you survive your first Valentine’s Day as a widow? After your husband dies any Valentine’s Day is hard, but the first February 14 is particularly painful. These ideas for coping with Valentine’s Day after a husband’s death are inspired by a reader’s comment and question. February 14 is hard not just because she’s a widow, but because it’s also their wedding anniversary.
Most kids don’t remember the first time they met their father because they were tiny little babies. But what about daughters like me? I didn’t meet my dad until I was an adult in my 20s. I had no idea how the meeting would go — or even if my father wanted to meet me! But I went to Israel anyway. If you’re getting ready to meet your dad for the first time, you may find my “the first time we met” story encouraging.
According to the emergency room doctor, pericarditis is surprisingly common in women over 50. And since women 50+ like to travel, traveling with pericarditis is also quite common! If you’re planning a trip and you’ve been diagnosed with pericarditis or a form of pericardial heart disease, you’ve landed in the right place.
What do you do while waiting in Emergency Room (ER) at the hospital? Maybe you’re bored and frustrated, or angry and scared, or stressed and hungry — or all six! I get it. Yesterday I was stuck in the emergency room at the Lion’s Gate Hospital. I was alone, but I wasn’t bored. I made a list of things to do while waiting; I could see that my fellow patients and their companions were stressed, scared, angry and frustrated. And in pain.
“Sometimes you gotta take a bullet to dodge a cannonball,” says cancer survivor Joel Slaven. If you’re wondering if you should get a preventative mastectomy, you might think of breast cancer as the cannonball and surgery as the bullet. A double mastectomy will wound you and change you forever…but it won’t destroy you like a cannonball.