As previously mentioned, I lost one sister to breast cancer. Also, another sister was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. It was after the second diagnosis that I realized the need to try and preserve my own health and take a synergistic approach to my daily living and my body as a whole. Not only did I want to learn more about breast cancer, but anything that could expose me to hazards and chemicals that could negatively impact my quality of life. My internet search overwhelmed me with information. It was too much information for me to retain and digest. Additionally, the information was constantly changing. I decided, to adopt the Village mentally of my ancestors: pray, seek knowledge, and work in a group environment to discuss and share with others what has been learned. You became a member of this Village when you entered this blog.
On this site we will talk about readying ourselves for medical storms before the storm is upon us. We will take a look at some of the available scientific research that is available to us as well as going back into the ancestral vaults of our grandmothers and great grandmothers. Women who pressed their ears close to nature to hear thus what the spirit revealed to them. Today, we need their wisdom more than ever. Many doctors are overburdened by their caseloads. This sometimes results in our being shuffled through the medical system as quickly as possible and given prescription drugs that often create their own chemical treasure trove of maladies. In some instances, you can't get a medical appointment right away and have to wait weeks.
A few years ago, a friend shared with me that she went to her doctor with a list of concerns. She was told that she had too many concerns to discuss in a single visit and that she should make another appointment. What do you do when you have a lot of medical concerns? Do you take a long list to your doctor like my friend or do you let them fall by the wayside? Little issues can develop into bigger issues later on. Last week, I read one statistic that said people 65 and older are 70 percent likely to need a long term stay in a medical facility. This alone, could wipe out any built up savings. If you have not already done so, perhaps now is the time to take measures to keep yourselves as healthy as possible.
One concern in the lives of many older adults, is the current pandemic. Covid-19 has exposed many inequities in our health care system for African Americans. We should be concerned about this; however, being concerned is not enough. We have to be more proactive in educating ourselves. How do we do this when so little is known about this virus? One thing we can do is follow the scientific guidelines of what is presumably known. Also, follow your natural instincts, and do not allow yourself to be pressured by the influences of others to take chances you are not comfortable with.
This site, is a call to action for all women who have the common goal of living the best life possible. A life free of sickness and disease that impacts our quality of life. Another goal is to manage any sickness or illness that have already befallen us.
I am so excited to be sharing this platform with you. So, lend us your voices and ears, listen to your spirit, and speak thus what has been recited to you. Get ready and be prepared to learn things here you never knew or even thought about.