The Elephant in the Room- Teenaged Pregnancies

The Elephant in the Room- Teenaged Pregnancies

(A poem -Haiku)

There is this big elephant in the room but no one sees it or wants to talk about it!

The Elephant in the Room

Teenaged pregnancies

with fathers still in college

small babe with ‘big babe’!

Quote:-

Social ills: teenaged pregnancy, gangs, children with behavioural problems. All these things can be alleviated if kids got more physical activity for starters. – Edwin Moses

The day I flew like a superman.

The day I flew like a superman.

dreamy black woman riding bicycle in town on street
Photo by Uriel Mont on Pexels.com

I went back to my hometown.

I remember the road was much steeper.

I skidded down this very road.

And I flew down my bicycle

like a superman!

The fading scars near my right eyebrow and right forearm are reminders.

It seems like only yesterday.

Only I have forgotten how to ride a bicycle! 🙁

Quote:-

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.:- Greg LeMond

A baby snake had a dorm in CHAOS!

A baby snake had a dorm in CHAOS! (a Haiku)

I was at a mediation center in the middle of a jungle. After a heavy thunderous night, a baby snake’s visit caused chaos in the female dorm!

brown snake
A snake (Photo by mark broadhurst on Pexels.com)
Heavy thunderstorm
good morning everybody!
It’s time to get up!

May opened the door
But quickly opened her legs!
Greeted by a snake!

'Snake! A baby snake!'
In seconds all atop beds!
Help! Somebody! Please!

'Please go to the hall.
We’ll take care of this baby!'
Seemed a norm to them.
happy diverse girls in casual outfit jumping on bed
Girls jumping on beds (Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com)

男女乳腺癌:一个简单的方程式。

(Google translated from English to Chinese)

“爷爷,你怎么不戴胸罩?”

“因为我是男人。 男人不戴胸罩“

“为什么男人不戴胸罩?”

“因为社会如此定义。”

”这就是为什么女人得乳腺癌而男人不戴胸罩的原因。“

” ………..男人也是如此, 但是很少。”

“如果是这样,女人就不应该戴胸罩!”

“… !!!”

 

据估计,2018年,全球有627,000名妇女死于乳腺癌,约占妇女所有癌症死亡人数的15%…而且这个数字还在继续增加。 它在男性中很少见,仅约1%。

Ref.
Breast Cancer Worldwide.
https://www.abcglobalalliance.org/articles/breast-cancer-worldwide accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

WHO Breast cancer.
https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/
accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

The Golden Bloggerz Award

The Goldern Bloggerz award picture. Is being nominated the same as being a winner?

The Golden Bloggerz Award is a peer’s recognition chain drive to motivate dedicated fellow bloggers like me. The blogosphere reads and listens!

2. Many thanks to gayatribagayatkar, How to teach a difficult child. She nominated me for this Golden Bloggerz award!

3. The Golden Bloggerz Award was created by Chris Kosto of Golden Bloggerz.

4. Tell your audience 3 things about you:- 1. I am a mother. 2. I am a nurse. 3. I am a woman! So you will read posts related to these roles!

5. Questions from gayatribagayatkar, for me, her nominee.

  1. What is your passion and how did you pursue it? I love writing and drawing. They are included in my teachings and now blogging.
  2. What is it about life that you would share from your experience to keep others motivated and going? If work is a hobby one enjoys, then one doesn’t work at all!
  3. How has blogging changed you or your life? I am humbled by the learnings from gifted bloggers all over the world!
  4. If you were to switch off all your devices for an entire day how would you spend the day? Cooking and writing!
  5. Do you believe in your inner strength to be the change you want to see? I always work towards achieving my age-appropriate visions!
6. I will inform my 10 (or up to 20) nominees whom I think deserve this award for providing informative news, entertaining humour, stories and humbly sharing your pains and joys!   
  1. Unexpectedly Invisible
  2. Garfield Hug
  3. Poetry is my aeroplane
  4. HoneyGwhiz
  5. Faith + Gratitude = Peace + Hope
  6. .mazeepuran (माझे e-पुराण)
  7. Lady Robinson
  8. Mark Bierman
  9. Weekend Stories by Trishikh
  10. Words from The Dirt Road

7. The 5 questions of my choice for my nominees are:-

  1. If you read a post of a new blogger, how can you support him/her?
  2. Have you experienced moral support from fellow bloggers?
  3. What do you learn most from fellow bloggers?
  4. How many hours a day do you spend on blogging?
  5. What are your goals in blogging?

8. The rules

  1. Place the award logo on your blog.
  2. Mention the rules.
  3. Mention the award creator and link to their blog.  
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  5. Tell your audience three things about you.
  6. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  7. Nominate 10-20 people who deserve this award.
  8. Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice.
  9. Let the nominees know of their nomination by commenting on their social media or blog.
  10. Share links to 2-3 of your best/favourite posts.

9. Share links to 2-3 of your best/favourite posts.

Blogosphere listens!

Ironically, In This Vastness Of Land

Fitting mental chips into a societal block

乳腺癌和潘多拉盒子 (Breast Cancer and the Pandora Box)

乳腺癌和潘多拉盒子 (Breast Cancer and the Pandora Box)

[谷歌翻译 Google translated]

Cos boys don’t hit girls!

Cos boys don’t hit girls!

"Why are you crying?"
Mary slapped me on my face here!
She lost in 'catching'!

"Did you hit her back?"
Cannot! She will surely cry!
Poor boy, my 'big' boy!
three toddler eating on white table
Cos boys don’t hit girls (Photo by Naomi Shi on Pexels.com)

The nanny related this to the boy’s amused mother.

I like the quotes below.

What would you have done, if it was your little boy?

Quote:-

  1. A REAL MAN never hurts a woman. Be very careful when you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. THE WOMAN came out of a man’s rib, NOT from his feet to be walked on, and NOT from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the HEART to be loved.
  2. Women’s physical vulnerability is real, but men need not hold back in debate.- Mark Sherman

Happy Women Day!

Happy Women Day! 8th March 2021

All women stood out today

from grandmother to great grand-daughter

Happy Women Day!

Simpati, Empati dan Belas Kasihan

Adakah anda mempunyainya?

simpati, empati dan belas kasihan

Siri Kesihatan Mental & Kanser Payudara

[google translated with minor editing by author]

Google translated from English to Malay [with minor editing by author]

UNTUK ANAK YANG BIASANYA NORMAL

Kenneth Lee adalah seorang kanak-kanak yang biasa.

Menghidap penyakit mental menjadi kesalahan.

Tingkah laku masyarakat yang dianggap formal.

Orang dengan tingkah laku ganjil menjadi

stigma masyarakat dan ketidakterimaannya tertekan

untuk beliau menuntut tempat yang sah dalam

masyarakat dengan banyak kesakitan.

Untuk kanak-kanak itu yang biasa,

adalah milik kita, dalam kesihatan mental yang baik

atau kesihatan mental yang buruk,

sementara dia berusaha bertindak laku betul dan formal,

latihan untuk hidup semula di jagaan harian secara sembunyi-sembunyi

di tengah-tengah episod manik atau kemurungannya,

supaya rahsia status mentalnya tidak terbuka.

Seperti kanak-kanak memasukkan blok berbentuk yang berbeza

kedalam lubang yang sepadan di dalam struktur utama,

untuk blok berbentuk khas ini,

adakah masyarakat akan membiarkan mereka menyesuaikan diri dengan rasa sakit yang kurang?

Untuk kanak-kanak yang biasa,

Anna cuba menyusun kepingan itu.

Pada ketika mana anaknya, Kenneth Lee, berubah menjadi tidak normal?

Adakah masa remaja atau kehidupan kurang baik?

‘Bagaimana saya gagal sebagai seorang ibu?’ Anna tersedak dengan suaranya sendiri.

‘Tidak tidak. Ini bukan salah anda! ” Doktor menenangkan.

Fikirkan banyak kanak-kanak yang masih berjaya setelah menghadapi kesukaran perang dan kemarahan alam.

– Chen Song Ping, 2020 –

“ADAKAH MASYARAK TELAH GAGAL?”

Li Na melalui sebuah rumah di sebuah desa luar bandar.

Seorang lelaki separuh bogel yang tidak kemas dilihat berjongkok di atas longkang di luar rumah yang separuh terbakar.

Pemandu itu berkata, “dia adalah orang yang sakit mental. Dia mungkin cuba memasak makanan.”

Seorang wanita yang duduk di sebelah Anna, tergelak kecil, “… dan membakar rumahnya sendiri, orang gila.”

Li Na kecewa pada wanita tua itu.

“Tapi, tapi, rumah ini sangat dekat dengan hospital! Dia memerlukan rawatan! ” Li Na berseru.

“Polis tidak akan datang dan membawanya ke hospital kerana tidak ada yang melaporkan,” jelas pemandu itu.

 … masyarakat telah gagal kepadanya

. … jaring keselamatan kesihatan mental kita telah gagal,

… ahli keluarganya telah gagal, kerana meninggalkannya, dan tidak membawanya untuk rawatan.

Li Na juga merasa bersalah kerana tidak mengangkat telefon, ketika pasukan mereka bergerak selanjutnya.

-Chen Song Ping, 2020-

Dekriminalisasi  bunuh diri

Uncle Simon Wong adalah seorang datuk yang penyayang.

Ketika dia didiagnosis menghidap barah usus besar,

anak lelaki dan anak perempuannya memasukkannya ke hospital.

Diagnosis ini adalah pukulan ganda dalam satu masa ketika

perniagaannya baru sahaja mengalami kemelesetan.

Dia mengambil nyawanya sebelum pembedahan.

Bunuh diri seperti ini berlaku pada ketika minda berada

pada tahap kerapuhan dan kerentanan.

Laporan terkini bahawa cubaan bunuh diri ditangani

dengan diborgol, denda dan penjara.

Sementara pasukan polis berurusan dengan penjenayah

‘memukul kuku inti keras ke tempatnya’, tukul seperti itu

hanya akan menghancurkan puding halus ini menjadi

cincang, tidak dapat dipulihkan.

Percubaan membunuh diri adalah tangisan pertolongan, bukan kejahatan atau kriminal!

Alat yang digunakan bukan ‘tukul’ pasukan polis,

tetapi ‘tangan lembut, penyayang’ pakar kesihatan

dan kebajikan sosial!

– Chen Song Ping –

Google translated English to Malay

Pemeriksaan payudara sendiri.

Menurut Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia1,2, jumlah kematian yang berkaitan dengan barah yang paling kerap dan paling banyak di kalangan wanita adalah barah payudara, iaitu sekitar 627,000 wanita, atau sekitar 15% dari semua kematian akibat barah di kalangan wanita pada tahun 2018.

Pengesanan awal dalam rawatan primer untuk rawatan tepat pada masanya, penting untuk meningkatkan hasil dan kelangsungan hidup barah payudara. Pemeriksaan wanita sebelum gejala muncul termasuk: –

– mamografi berasaskan populasi yang teratur,

– pemeriksaan payudara klinikal oleh profesional penjagaan kesihatan terlatih dan

– pemeriksaan payudara sendiri.

Klip di atas adalah benar, walaupun jarang berlaku. Tetapi berapa kerap wanita melakukan pemeriksaan payudara sendiri? Adakah terdapat langkah berpandukan yang mesti diikuti? 3,4

Rujukan : 

  1. Breast cancer. Accessed on 18 Sept, 2020 from https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/
  2. WHO PEN Protocol 4 (Package of essential noncommunicable disease), accessed on 18 Sept, 2020 from https://www.who.int/ncds/management/Protocol4_1_BreastCancerAssessment_and_referral.pdf?ua=1
  3. Breast Self Examination, accessed on 19 Sept, 2020 from https://www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg/get-screened/breast-cancer/breast-self-examination.html
  4. Breast Self- examination [Breast Cancer], accessed on 19 Sept, 2020 from http://www.myhealth.gov.my/en/breast-self-examination-breast-cancer/

Google translated English to Malay

Bekerja Malam Meningkatkan Risiko Kanser Payudara
 
Menurut Kristin (2018), pergeseran malam bekerja dikaitkan dengan kenaikan 32% untuk barah payudara, dan lebih tinggi terutamanya untuk perawat malam, dengan peningkatan risiko kanser payudara 58%. 1, 2
 
Kajian telah menunjukkan bahawa mekanisme risiko kanser yang disebabkan oleh kerja shift malam mungkin disebabkan oleh pendedahan cahaya yang tidak wajar pada waktu malam, penekanan melatonin atau gangguan jam badan dalaman (jam sirkadian), perubahan fisiologi, gangguan gaya hidup, dan penurunan kadar vitamin D (akibat kekurangan cahaya matahari). 1,2 Walau bagaimanapun, penemuan dari beberapa kohort epidemiologi dan kajian kawalan kes telah terbukti tidak meyakinkan 1, 2, 3
Dr Xuelei Ma, (dalam Kristin Jenkins, K. , 2018) mencadangkan agar pekerja shift malam jangka panjang harus dijadualkan untuk pemeriksaan fizikal dan pemeriksaan kanser secara berkala. 1, 2

Rujukan:

  1. Kristin Jenkins, K. (2018). Night shifts increase breast cancer risk, especially for nurses. Medscape, accessed on 19 Sept, 2020 from https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/891048
  • Jones, M.E., Schoemaker, M.J., McFadden, E.C. et al. Night shift work and risk of breast cancer in women: the Generations Study cohort. Br J Cancer121, 172–179 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0485-7
  • Aishe Dun, Xuan Zhao & Haifeng Hou, et al. (2020). Association between night-shift work and cancer risk: updated systematic review and meta-analysis, Frontiers in Oncology, accessed on 19 Sept, 2020 from https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2020.01006
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