October 9, 2019 “Working on Us” Week #18 Mental Health Blogging Community Mental Health Series, Topic: PTSD/CPTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — Beckie’s Mental Mess

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. ~💚~ Before I begin Week #18, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #17, Topic: S.A.D. – Seasonal Affective Disorder. There were bloggers that not only suffered from S.A.D. but […]

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If you follow Beckie’s Mental Mess, you would see the amazing work she is doing to start a conversation about mental issues. This is the latest of her prompts, to open up about PTSD and CPTSD.

Fandango Friday Flashback—Ladies, let’s talk about breast health

Ladies let’s talk about Breast Health, mammograms and need for self exams.

I am sharing this post again because it is essential to make each and every woman, whatever her age, of the vital importance of ensuring breast health.

Also as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback.

October is the breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, affecting the women in both the developed and developing countries alike and it’s the single most common cancer in women. Last year there were 2 million reported cases of breast cancer. The aim of this post is not to scare you but to point out the necessity of giving your health and specially breast health some serious consideration.


It’s an extremely vital issue, specially for women after they turn 50. If they have a family history of cancer, or if their health is vulnerable due to risk factors they have been exposed to, then a very serious thought should be given to getting yourself tested for any lumps etc in breast tissue.


I am putting below a link that explains how to and how often the women should do the self exam at home.


It’s a simple procedure and can be performed in a few minutes.


Mammograms are non-invasive X-ray based test which takes all of 10 minutes. It is a bit on the expansive side but far cheaper than the cost of hospitalization etc if things get serious. There is a lot of misinformation regarding mammograms. some say that it is painful, others describe it as a messy or inconvenient . It is none of those. The only inconvenience I faced was the fact that I had to book an appointment a month before as they were very busy.


While we are talking about women health, getting a pap smear test after the age of menopause is a good idea too. I know that most women ( myself included) find doctor visits cumbersome and a waste of time. The long appointments and the expenses of these investigations are also a cause of concern .But health is after all of paramount importance, so we must swallow the bitter pill and get our checkups on time. Wishing good health and long happy life to you all!

Please share your feedback and thoughts in the comments.





Part of me dies by Simply Chronically ill

I have just read this very touching poem from Wendi of Simply Chronically ill.

It’s so well written and touched my heart. I am sharing this here with her permission.

Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com


when i see you cry

a small part of me dies

i want to shelter you from every storm

create a world that is safe

for you to be free from pain

i want you to move through life as you please

independently with abundance of laughter and joy

but life is not always fair

bad things happen to extraordinary people

and despite my deepest desire and my fervent prayers

i can’t make it better


so when i see you cry

part of me dies…….

A poem by;


Check out the blogger’s coffee morning @SaltedCaramel

Blogger’s Coffee Morning — Salted Caramel

Hi everyone, I am hosting a Blogger’s Coffee Morning with the object of getting fellow bloggers to interact and share their work. All of you are doing this already by commenting on other blog posts but I thought this was a fun idea too. 156 more words

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Sharing this from Salted Caramel