In Honor of Someone Who Died of Cancer

    In honor of someone who died of cancer, survived, or who is fighting against it.

                                                                   Sonja Cain Barrier

Stupid cancer. We all want a new car, a new phone. A person who has cancer only wants one thing... to survive. I know that a lot of you "who think you're too cool" probably won't re-post this. But a very little amount of my friends will. Put this on your wall in honor of someone who died of cancer, survived, or who is fighting against it.

"In memory of my mother Wanda, my sister Donna, mother-in-law Lee, father-in-law Roy, Aunt Alma, Aunt Pat, Uncle Tom, Cousin Anne, Cousin Pat and many more" and "To the survivors, myself, my sister Cyndy, my sister Sheryl, my niece Whitney, many other friends who are fighting right now."

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Ellen J. Barrier

Endometriosis is a condition whereby an ectopic endometrium is located in various sites throughout the pelvis or in the abdominal wall.

Medical Terminology:

Endometriosis  Direct __  invasion of the myometrium by the mucous membrane lining the uterus.
(adenomyoma  of the wall of the uterus ) is a tumor containing glandular and smooth muscular tissue.
Endometriosis Transplantation__Endometriosis taking place within an abdominal incision scar following pelvic surgery.
Endometriosis Metastatic__ Extraperitoneal lesions resembling metastatic pelvic carcinoma. 
Endometriosis Peritoneal__Endometrial tissue found throughout the pelvis

This is an inflammation of the endometrium, produced by a bacterial invasion.
Symptoms: (acute) pain in the lower back and abdomen, constipation, sterility,
dysmenorrhea (painful or difficult menstruation) menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)
bloody discharge (a scant amount is seen in chronic endometritis)

Medical Terminology:
Endometritis Cervical __Inflammation of the inner portion of the cervix uteri.
Endometritis Decidual__ Inflammation of the mucous membrane of a gravid uterus.
Endometritis Dissecans__ Endometritis accompanied by the development of ulcers and shedding of mucous membrane.
Endometritis Puerperal__Acute endometritis following the birth of a child.

 *Acute__ the pain is sharp, having a rapid onset, severe and is of a short course.

The mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the uterus. It is supplied by two types of arteries: straight arteries and spiral arteries.
The straight arteries supply the third (basal layer) of the endometrium.
The spiral arteries supply the spongy and compact layers of the endometrium.
Changes are noted in response to hormonal stimulation, during menstrual cycles. They begin with the onset of menses (between ages 10 and 17 which is thought to be normal) ending at menopause.

Recipes For a Healthy Diet

Ellen J. Barrier

Having a good exercise program, and eating proper nutrition, can help maintain a healthy body. Listed below, are some helpful things for you, to reach your daily goals for good health. We have an outstanding program to assist you step by step, with some experts in nutrition and physical fitness. They have prepared a daily menu, products, nutrition, exercises and videos, for you.

Chicken Enchiladas

2 chicken breasts, bone-in, skin removed
12 corn tortillas, fresh if possible
Light or fat-free sour cream
1 cup low-fat queso fresco, like Casique
Salt to taste
2 T Chicken bouillon granules (or enough to make 1.5 cups of broth)
20 tomatillos
1 cup of cilantro, including stems
One large white onion
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1-2 jalapenos, to taste

  1. Boil the chicken in salted water with one half of the onion and one clove garlic, sliced in half. Boil for about 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked throughout and juices run clear.
  2. Use a large sauté pan to roast the tomatillos, remaining half onion, and jalapenos on the stovetop over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes per side or until browned on the top and bottom and warm throughout.
  3. Combine tomatillos, onion, jalapenos in a blender with cilantro, garlic, salt, and chicken broth. Work in batches to blend all ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour blended sauce into pan used to roast the vegetables and simmer while completing the remaining steps.
  5. Shred the chicken and set aside.
  6. Dip one tortilla in the warm sauce so it is completely covered, and place on plate. Put shredded chicken inside and fold the tortilla over. Top with 2 T additional sauce,  2 T of queso fresco crumbles, and 2 T light sour cream.
  7. Serve immediately.            

Stress and Suicide

Ellen J. Barrier

Stress is a mental or emotional pressure within the mind. Whether caused by the loss of a loved one, job, relationship, marriage, or other reasons, most likely, every individual will experience some form of stress in their lifetime. The most important thing is to be able to identify the cause, and know how to deal with it. To have knowledge of something, makes it a lot easier to understand how to approach it. This is why, I have  listed some stress related illnesses and their symptoms.
(a mental state characterized by  dejection, lack of hope and absence of cheerfulness.)
There are several forms of depression. Listed below are the symptoms.

Symptoms of depression:

Low energy level
Low sexual interest
Forcing oneself to get things done
Poor concentration
Feeling hopelessness
Depressed  moods
Difficulty sleeping

(to be troubled by a sense of fear or dread to one's mental or physical well-being.)
Anxiety Neurosis
(manifested when an intact personality without  an organic disease being present  in the body, experiences the following symptoms: palpitation of the heart, heart pain, dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, cold, sweaty, tremulous extremities, constriction of the throat, band like pressure about the head.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Fear for no reason
Panic attacks
Pounding heart
Frequent headaches
Trouble Sleeping
Poor concentration

Source of information:
How to Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
There are other related forms of depression noted in this book; Psychosis and Manic. Also, the types of Schizophrenia are discussed. I share an experience with my readers from my early childhood memories, one which shows the connection of stress and suicide in this particular case.
If stress isn't controlled, it can lead to psychological and physical harm.

Title: How To Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed
ISBN: 978-0-9794043-0-6
Copyright© 1994
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Health & Spirituality/Adultery

Ellen J. Barrier

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Marriage is honourable  in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Hebrews 13:4 (K.J.V)

1.   Webster's New World College Dictionary:
       whoremonger- a man who has sexual intercourse or associates with whores.

2.   New International Version:
      Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure,
      for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.                                                              

*Root word: Whore-–noun 1. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet. – verb (used without object) 2. to act as a whore.
 Note:  Being that some males as well as females, perform a service,  whereby they are paid for sex,  number  l, in the definition should  say, an individual  who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse. 

I.   God’s Laws for Marriage:

a.     Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
         Exodus 20:14 (K.J.V)

b.     Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thou neighbor’s wife,
         nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox nor his ass, nor anything
         that is thy neighbor’s.
          Exodus 20:17 (K.J.V)

II.   The Damage Caused by Adultery:

a.     To engage in extra-marital affairs can cause transmittable diseases to spread
        to others.
b.     There is a danger of causing physical harm to others due to unfaithfulness in
        a marriage.
c.     It destroys trust and weakens the relationship between the husband and wife.  

d.     Destroys relationships with family members.

     There have been  incidents, where a spouse  found out about an affair between their spouse and another individual - either killed the two individuals or one of them.
Often times, it breakup families –the ones who suffer the most are the children. They have to learn to live without both parents in the same home, watching them grow, and doing things with them, the way marriage was designed by God, to be.

Teachers are able to see the negative affect of an extra-marital affair on a student. It interferes with academic performance in school.  It is never just between the husband and wife. It is between the husband, wife and children.

God’s Example for Parents:

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.  Genesis 18: 19 (K.J.V)

God’s Promise to Men & Women:

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that ye may boldly say, The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Hebrews 13:5, 6 (K.J.V)

Note:  More than likely, every marriage will face the temptation, to submit to an extra-marital affair. None of us are immune to temptations. However, there is a stiff penalty to pay. God will not accept the notion, this is something that we can't control.

Title: The Price We Must Pay For Our Father's Sins  __  (thriller)
 by Ellen J. Barrier

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Sleep Apnea

Ellen J. Barrier

Sleep Apnea, is a serious condition to many like myself, who have experienced it.
This is a condition that robs an individual of their sleep. And can be life threatening. It can cause death to occur during sleep. Not only does this condition occur in older individuals, it occurs in the very young. In the young, it is oftentimes called nightmares.

Apnea as pertaining to breathing, is the cessation of breathing, usually of a temporary nature. It may result from reduction in stimuli, to the respiratory center as in over-breathing, in which carbon dioxide content of the blood is reduced; from failure of the respiratory center, to  discharge impulses as occurs when the breath is held voluntarily. Or during Cheyne-Stokes Respiration.

This condition should be taken seriously, especially, in those who have medical conditions such as arteriosclerosis, meningitis, coma, heart and kidney diseases, and brain injury, when a concussion has resulted.

Apnea has been noted in perfectly healthy children, and in people of older ages during sleep. Which is why it got the name “Sleep Apnea“. The symptoms are characterized by a gradual increase in breathing rate, until it ends in a gasp followed - by a gradual decrease until respiration ceases, then it begins again. Also, respiration can gradually increase in force and frequency and then suddenly cease.

Another name for apnea, is Respiration Cheyne-Stokes. Breathing in which respirations gradually increase in rapidity and volume until they reach climax, then gradually subside and cease entirely for 5 to 50 seconds, then they begin again. It is usually a forerunner of death, but may last for several months or a few days. This type of respiration is not necessarily associated with disease. It is observed in normal persons during sleep, especially older people. And has been noted in some people while visiting areas of moderately high altitude.

From my very own experience with sleep apnea, I know that during periods of stress, or fatigue, the attacks will become very frequent and severe. I found  a way to keep the attacks at minimum, and moderate, by exercising & relaxation. And learning how to deal with stress.