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Cannabis what is it?

Cannabis is a drug that comes from Indian hemp plants such as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. The main active chemical in cannabis is THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). Cannabis is a depressant drug. Depressant drugs do not necessarily make you feel depressed. Rather, they slow down the activity of the central nervous system and the messages going between the brain and the body. When large doses of cannabis are taken it may also produce hallucinogenic effects.

Top of Cannabis plant in vegetative growth stage
Many people said to me a great cancer treatment so just sharing this information.  Knowledge is good 😊  #cannabis #plant #cure #iamstillawoman

Can Cannabis kill Cancer ?

For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. In the modern era, the latter property excites a lot of people, and there is no shortage of wild claims about the supposed medical benefits of the plant. Of all the claims, perhaps the most bold is the assertion that cannabis can cure cancer. Astounding testimonials about cannabis and its derived products shrinking tumours or curing terminal cases are easy to find on the internet. But alluring as these stories are, they tend to be based on misunderstanding, wishful thinking or outright falsehood. Let's start by asking what the medical efficacy might be. Contrary to what most people believe, medical uses of cannabis have been widely studied. A 2017 review by the National Academy of Science looked at over 10,000 studies. They found evidence for some applications of cannabis, including managing chronic pain and spasms associated with multiple sclerosis. There was also good evidence…

Movie of the week - The Gift

In the tiny town of Brixton, Georgia where nothing is private, a woman with supernatural clairvoyance, a young beautiful socialite who has mysteriously disappeared, and an assortment of colorful characters all collide. A haunting psychological thriller, "The Gift" is ultimately a profound celebration of the human spirit. Release date: 12 April 2001 (Australia) I loved this movie. Cate Blancett and Keanu Reeves great actors.  Great viewing. 
#movies #cateblanchett #keanureeves #thegift #iamstillawoman

THE GIFT (2000) TOMATOMETER 57% AUDIENCE SCORE 55% Critic Consensus: With a reported budget of around 10 million, The Gift is obviously a labor of love for those involved. Unfortunately, the A-list cast can't prevent the movie from becoming a by-the-numbers whodunit with an ending that's all but ......

Capricorns the zodiac - perfect match

The most compatible signs with Capricorn are generally considered to be Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces. The least compatible signs with Capricorn are generally considered to be Aries and Libra. Comparing sun signs can give a good general idea of compatibility.

Capricorn FactsCapricorn Horoscope – in detail

Ruling Planet : Saturn

Capricorn Traits : The Capricorn-born people are the most determined of the entire Zodiac. The most prominent qualities of the Goats, as they are called, are that they are ambitious, conservative, determined, practical and helpful. They make good team leaders and organisers, because of their single-minded focus on their work, sense of responsibility and sincerity. They are perceived by people around them to be workaholics, unemotional and detached. Sometimes their negative qualities – suspicious, resentful, inhibited, pessimistic and stubborn – are seen clearly, but deep inside the Goat is a humble heart. They are soft, and their hard outer shells are meant t…

A grandmothers love ❤️

I am sitting here today totally amazed and happy. I am still here, after 2 cancer battles with one giving me 8 weeks to live stage 4. I am in aure of the wonderful life I am seeing. Everyday not only am I grateful for 3 amazing sons. But also now with those amazing sons has come 3 beautiful girls. The greatest thing a mother can wish for is to see her children happy. They have great jobs, making their mark on the world. The lovely girlfriends have all the great morals and family that brings so much happiness. We are not taught life lessons but we do learn through our parents great values. So these parents have done that with their girls. After an amazing wedding last year one so far. I am lucky 🍀 and then to top that off my first grandchild. Wow to see your baby with a baby, did I believe in love at first sight ... no way!
But then any mother or grandmother will tell you it's absolutely true.
My mum is not here to see all this she has now been gone for 20 years. I think that she…

Recipe of the week - Seafood Paella

According to this History of Paella article, paella combines the Roman and Arabic cultures. Arab conquerors introduced rice in Valencia. The word “paella,” may have stemmed from the Arabic word “baquia,” which means leftovers. INGREDIENTS4 small lobster tails (6-12 oz each)Water3 tbsp Private ReserveExtra Virgin Olive Oil1 large yellow onion, chopped2 cups Spanish rice or short grain rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drained4 garlic cloves, chopped2 large pinches of Spanish saffron threads soaked in 1/2 cup water1 tsp Sweet Spanish paprika1 tsp cayenne pepper1/2 tsp aloppo pepper flakesSalt2 large Roma tomatoes, finely chopped6 oz French green beans1 lb prawns or large shrimp or your choice, peeled and deveined1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley INSTRUCTIONSIn a large pot, bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil. Add the lobster tails and let boil very briefly (1-2 minutes) until pink. Turn the heat off. Remove the lobster tails with a pair of tongs. Do not discard the lobster …

Quote of the day Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.Oscar Wilde #oscarwilde #quoteoftheday #iamstillawoman
#attributed-no-source, #be-yourself, #honesty, #inspirational,#misattributed-oscar-

Oesophageal Cancer - what is it?

Esophageal cancer is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.[2] Symptoms often include difficulty in swallowing and weight loss.[1] Other symptoms may include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voiceenlarged lymph nodes ("glands") around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing up or vomiting blood.[1] #awareness #esophaguscancer #prevention #iamstillawoman #cancer Esophageal cancerSynonymsOesophageal cancer
What is oesophageal cancer?

Movie of the week - The changeling

Oh you want to see a movie that's based on a true story, omg it's so good. 1920's with Angelina Jole
In 1928 Los Angeles, single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) arrives home to find her son, Walter, gone. Five months later her prayers are answered when Walter is found in Illinois. But to Christine's horror, the boy who steps off the train is not her son. Authorities vehemently dispute Christine's claim, and her one ally is a clergyman (John Malkovich) who sees the case as his chance to expose corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department and government.
#changeling #angelinajole #christinecollins #movieofthemonth 

Straczynski's film Changeling focuses in part on the battle of wills between Collins (Angelina Jolie) and J.J. Jones (Jeffrey Donovan), a police captain who locates a boy he says is Collins' son — despite Collins' insistence that he's not.

Super berries - causing cancer cells to self destruct

Super foods are not a new concept in the health and nutrition world, but we are proud to create the term “super berries.” What is a super berry? Super berries contain high amounts of specialized nutrients and powerful antioxidants that create apoptosis(pronounced a-pop-toe-ses). Apoptosis, often called “cellular suicide,” is a natural process creating the fine balance between cell death and cell renewal. It’s a crucial system used by the body to get rid of cells that are abnormal, mutated, or no longer function properly. Cancer cells alter and grow in a way that avoids the self-destruction caused by apoptosis. Traditional forms of cancer therapies such as radiation, drug therapy, and chemotherapy can’t tell the difference between healthy cells and mutated cancerous cells – so all fast growing cells are destroyed, whereas apoptosis only targets cancerous cells. Scientists have now discovered that certain super-foods and super berries can help prevent cancer and/or trigger natural cell …

F Bomb C bomb cancer battle greatest words

Ok I never used to swear mum would go crazy if you did. But as the generations change language and swearing has changed. Ohhh yes that's so true!

Marketing in Sydney was fun and an eye opener working with people which use F bomb as every second word.
Diagnosed with cancer the first time I think I said bloody. Omg the 80's then 2000 I was like fucken hell cunt etc ect I think you get the picture.
Cancer is a C*#<!!

So I am up with the times.
F bomb
Fuck! A word you can scream happy, sad, cranky, angry 😡 and I think in All languages it's the same!
C bomb
Cunt known as see you next Tuesday
Why call it to some one or something
This is why?
Womens genitals or!
Probably best cancer word ever used 😇
cunt Cunt is a term used mainly in the UK by both men and women as a term for stupid or idiotic, often with the word "right" used as an adjective before it. Standing there in that hat I felt like a right cunt. Plus when you call that to someone or something they know you…

Animals healthy for the mind in any battle

You may have noticed on the news that animals are being introduced into nursing homes for the elderly. Wow that's so good and yep with work I am visiting a few where I have seen them making a difference.
Love ❤️ plain and simple
I am the happiest I have ever been I have 10 animals a big back yard and total serenity, yay so why didn't I do this earlier. Silly me
Don't get me wrong I am a dog lover and have been forever. Cats are not my thing unless is a tiger or lion I love them. But hey that's a dangerous pet. Don't you agree imagine the postman meeting a lion at the mailbox. Yep there is a heart attack.
Dogs are awesome they give and receive love beautifully. Unconditional love. They don't care if your late. They are just plain happy to see you.
Bomber my Maltese I adopted during chemo number 2 that face that little man dog had made me smile a million times and still does.
I made up a sick bed in the lounge room. My dogs stayed in that with me. Lol AMA…

Friends the good the bad and the ugly

Going through any bad things in life. You can certainly see who is good to be around and who is not.
I remember my friend Lyn saying wait till you go through a divorce you will see who your true friends are! That's so true.
Also in an illness and battle it's the same.
I think we also change circles of friends through life too, which is a great thing. I have Lucy my life friend 53 years. My Travel buddy Ann friends since kindy. So why do we keep people around and why do we Toss out the garbage. You have to spring clean anything friends are no different. Don't keep people around that aren't good for your mental health.
Lucy and I had lunch a few weeks ago. I took my eldest son too. Was amazing we had a  lebonese feast!
Always wonderful to see her. She told my son. Your mother and I have shared the most amazing journey together. Good things, bad things and together we have supported one another.
I am so lucky that my friends are gems.
We all have them they are precious. …

How cancer impacts mental health

How Cancer Impacts Mental Health Some patients may lose the ability to be independent. Others find that energy levels plummet and activities that were once a source of enjoyment are no longer possible. Care must be given to allow the cancer patient to experience their disease in whatever manner is best for them. Patients frequently experience a process similar to grieving after diagnosis and during palliative or end-of-life care2. There is evidence3 to support the existence of PTSD within both cancer survivors and cancer patients. This is a direct result of traumatic experiences associated with the disease, and because the potential for a fatal prognosis is high. A study looked into the prevalence of mental health conditions diagnosed in cancer patients of working age; the study identified that nearly 30 percent of the patients in the study were diagnosed with a condition prior to the end of the study. As the national statistics for diagnosed mental health conditions is approximately…

Mental Health in any illness is hard to maintain

Any serious illness can impact mental health. For patients, caregivers, and their loved ones, going through cancer can be a devastating experience. Receiving a potentially fatal diagnosis, going through treatment protocols, and learning to live with limitations can cause depression in many patients, as can side effects from the treatment itself. Managing mental health needs is a crucial part of the treatment process, and may even impact prognosis.                Where do you go? What do you do? 
Family and friends are already not coping, so talk to strangers there are so many places with volunteers and kind hearts. 
Salvation Army offers an amazing service. 
Cancer council have a hotline call them. 
In every country of the world there are resources in place. 
Your never alone, I know your frightened I am too. But your not alone. Keep that gorgeous mind healthy as possible. 
Your worth it. 
Have a great day #mentalhealth #avoidingPTSD #iamstillawoman #yournotalone #survivor 

Quote of the day - Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”-Mark Twain

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#marktwain #inspiration #survivor #iamstillawoman

Body recovery Chemotherapy

Treatment can last for anywhere from 3 to 6 months. During that time, you would be considered to be immunocompromised — not as able to fight infection. After finishing chemotherapy treatment, it can take anywhere from about 21 to 28 days for your immune system to recover.
I think it basically took me 6 months. I could still taste it and I was sweating it out. The body is amazing in its healing ability. 
#healing #chemotheapy #cancer #infection #immunity #survivor #iamstillawoman 

Sex and Chemotherapy

About sex and chemotherapy Some people carry on with their sex lives as normal during chemotherapy. Others find their treatment changes how they feel emotionally or physically. Effects of chemotherapy on your sex life Some changes are simple and won’t last long. They won't affect your sex life permanently. Sometimes you may feel: too tirednot strong enough to be very activesick or sore not in the moodanxious or low Your anxiety might not seem related to sex. For example, you may be worried about the cancer and how your treatment is going. Or you may be worried about money, or about how you family are coping with your illness. These things can cause stress, which can affect your interest in sex. It’s important to talk to your partner about how you feel. Remember – the changes to your sex life don't usually last long. There's usually no medical reason to stop having sex during chemo. The drugs won't have any long term physical effects on your performance or enjoyment of …