Our Scars Are Illustrations Of The Stories Of Our Lives

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:43
Submitted by Natasha

“A hospital chaplain says that the dying have a lot to teach us on how to live our lives better while we still can. One of the most frequent yet surprising regrets she’s found, especially from female patients, is the fact that they hated their bodies for so many years. Only now, when that body is truly failing, do they realize they should have celebrated it.”

A couple of weeks ago, while recovering from surgery to remove a tumor on my thyroid, I spent the night and day on the South Saskatchewan river. I’d been told that I should avoid the sun to lessen the severity of my scar, but I knew that there was nothing that could be more healing for me than the sun on my body, sand in my hair and the river under me.

Scars Mean You're Alive

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:40
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Mandy was 23 when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.  Her scar marks her survival and she's joined other Australian cancer survivors in the Under the Red Dress Campaign

The photographs of these women's bodies are so compelling...the strength and resolve...scars mean you're alive.  Beautiful.

Curing Cancer with Cannabinoids

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 15:23
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Betty has been after me to post this documentary on curing cancer with cannabinoids.  Both of use use marijuana on a regular basis:

I'd love to disseminate information on medical marijuana like I'm doing with sex information here on D&R.  Once it's legalized, people need to know how to use it.

Learning to Live in the Present

Tue, 12/06/2011 - 11:48
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Kasia sent us a copy of her film several months ago and we were touched. She is a doctor who became a patient when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Her documentary focuses on her battle to redefine her life and survive. Filmed over nine years, Outside In draws from 170 hours of footage, film clips, home movies, still photos, artwork, and clippings, enhanced by artistic elements and a highly evocative music score. Through frank discussions with her medical doctors, psychiatrist, physicist father, artist mother, schizophrenic sister, and close friends,

Can You Recommend a Good Penis Ring?

Wed, 01/07/2009 - 14:05
Submitted by Betty Dodson

What is the best penis ring. Because of cancer surgery now have ED problems.