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Travel Tips for 50+ Women with Pericarditis

7 Tips for Traveling Alone with Pericarditis for Women 50+

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 to do when you are waiting in hospital emergency room ER

15 Ways to Pass the Time While Waiting in the Emergency Room

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.

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Preventative Mastectomy

Should You Get a Preventative Double Mastectomy?

“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.

Treasured Gift Idea for a New Mother Post Cesarean

10 Gift Ideas for New Mothers After a Cesarean Birth

These gifts and ideas for new mothers after a cesarean birth will lift her spirits and help her heal. The road to recovery after a c-section can be long and tiring; these gift ideas are inspired by advice from ob-gyns, family doctors and mothers who know about cesarean surgery and recovery.

She Blossoms How to Stop Wasting Your Life on Meaningless Things Blossom Tip 86

How I Wasted a Day With the Devil

I couldn’t decide if I should call this Blossom Tip “How to Stop Wasting Your Life Doing Meaningless Things” or “How I Wasted a Day With the Devil.” As you can see, “meaningless things” won! Which title would you have chosen? I’d love to know what you think in the comments below. Do you prefer 1 (How to Stop Wasting Your Life Doing Meaningless Things) or 2 (How I Wasted a Day With the Devil)?

She Blossoms Heavenbound Blossom Tip 84

How to Know You’re Going to Heaven

Maybe you don’t believe in the “heaven” of childhood fairy tales — but isn’t there a wee part of you that hopes such a place exists? A new creation, perhaps even a new earth, where you meet the people and pets you loved and lost. A place of comfort, peace, joy, rest, play, and even meaningful work.