Have you ever experienced that moment where you realise that you are not living up to your potential? It is almost like having a tidal wave of disenchantment of self and dissatisfaction with life all rolled up into life. How can you even attain this when the odds seem to be against you, knocking you… Continue reading The Faith Chronicles Part 3 – Living up to your Potential, or not
Faith was sick and tired of living a lie; or to what feels like a constant delusion. She tried to be this good person but in her mind when she gets angry, she was more like a vigilante in the movies. Really, she was not afraid of people and felt an irresistible urge to fight… Continue reading The Faith Chronicles Part 2 – Moral Dilemma
Faith fears that her playtime is over and God is demanding his due and his time. Of course, she is his child, but a rebel. He has allowed her to learn things her way and abate her curiosity of things. And like any other child, come back broken and bored and thinking there is nothing… Continue reading The Faith Chronicles Part 1 – Is the Spiritual sabbatical over?
When females hear the word fibroids, other concepts such as cancer, pain, barren and agony comes to mind. For generations black women have been suffering more from this disease than any other women, in any other racial group. It has been surmised that one in four women have fibroids in their uterus and generally it is… Continue reading Fibroids: What are they and Where are they?
It's 11:11 p.m. on January 11th and I am a little concerned about the healing progress of my myomectomy surgical incision. Let's just say it's being stubborn! Over the last three weeks, I have survived and itching with bated impatience and restricted movements. The wound has presented itself at different stages, more time it looks… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Week 4, Post Surgery
My eyes pop open and I realize that I am still in the operating room. The myomectomy is over and the drugs pull me back into the unconscious. When I open back my eyes, I am in a room with nurses talking at their station, a machine taking my blood pressure, oxygen, two IV lines… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery Complications
December 2013, ...a month I am sure never to forget for several reasons. One of them being the alien assassins that reside in my womb; little tumors, fibroids in my uterus. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain was at 99. When it got to a 100, I prayed and blacked out. Not… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Rolling, Screaming in UWI Hospital
Muscle cramps are nothing new to me. Though, these recent episodes were too frequent to be ignored. These muscle contract, leg cramps or muscle cramps, which seized me in my sleep, multiple times for the night, were more than a bit problematic. Every night, it feels like the devils of hell are trying to merge… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Muscle Cramps
These past few days have been a Fibroid holiday from all the pain and this I count as a blessing. Today is one of those days, no pain, no discomfort, no nerves shooting 45mm rounds of electricity in my tummy. This has been quite the reprieve. I dread the days though, when my cycle will… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: The Pain-Free Holiday
Recently, my mornings have been filled with discomfort. I wake to a bloated tummy caused by the larger of the fibroids in my uterus. Oftentimes, I am gassy and it makes me wonder if my bowels are hampered while I sleep. I do sleep on my tummy; this I cannot change. Sleeping on my side can… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Surgery, Time To Go Under
You mean that's a fibroid and not all fat? If I had known it was the darn fibroids, I would have quit the ab workouts years ago. For almost a decade I have been trying to get rid of my tummy, to no avail. Now, in 2014, I am being made aware that my largest… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial: Fibroids vs. Body Fat?
Ugh, its so uncomfortable trying to sleep when this alien assassin fibroids, in my body, is swollen. Its been two days and I am still experiencing severe discomfort from the bloating. Last night, I was restless and when I woke at dawn, my tummy was swollen. It takes a while before I can get… Continue reading Fibroids Testimonial: Disturbing my Sleep
By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2011, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe People work hard at pulling of a great event when they are planning their wedding. Brides tend to go all out, in bringing in different flowers, food, beverages and cakes. They try to find the best romantic wedding venues and caterers. All their efforts… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Romantic wedding venues
Sometimes, bosses really suck. Specifically those demanding, ungrateful types. They just demand, abuse and work you to a shadow; just like workplace vampires. Some compare them to soul sucking vampires that leave you feeling demoralized and downtrodden. Here it is you start a job with the best intentions, fresh ideas, and a wellspring of motivation. Then… Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Workplace Vampire
By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe There are many things that are necessary to have a successful wedding. Some you can live without, some you cannot. First the bride’s most important concern is her dress. For an item that will only be worn on one day, it has the potential… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Finding wedding financing
By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", all and sundry knows about this age-old saying. To make sure of happiness in the marriage, it is believed that a bride should have these things for good luck. These items are more often than not included… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Something old for your wedding
By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2010, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe The idea of having a wedding on the beach is extremely romantic. Both concepts alone are examples of romance and love; therefore to combine both things should make for a very memorable and special affair. Do you have a beautiful beach close to you?… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Beach wedding – planning tips
Fibroids, the name drives fear into any woman who has those which are symptomatic or knows of someone who's suffered from them. For me, in the last year, these tumors have been the cause for hospital visits, surgery consultations and the constant consumption of painkillers. If it will stop the pain, I will take it. According… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The Alien Assassins in my body
Surgeries are expensive. Most people go into debt, just to try and cover this huge medical bill. If you have insurance, then this bill might be manageable. But, if you are lacking and your pockets are not lined with gold coins; you will find that these medical bills, after doing a fibroid surgery can become… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – The cost of Fibroid Surgery in Jamaica
Women who weigh over 70 kg are at a higher risk of having fibroids; this is usually due to the fact that they have higher levels of the oestrogen hormone. Fibroids in women of African descent tend to also grow larger than in other women. Because of this, the symptoms vary from mild to life… Continue reading Fibroids testimonial – Symptoms, How do they affect your life?
Christine had asked herself how much worse could she do? Well it seems a whole damn lot! It's like she unleashed a dare-devil, a temptress, a darn idiot! She was very aware of the fact that she was a sensible and intelligent young woman, but somewhere that claim to fame, has temporarily flown the coup. The… Continue reading Excerpt from Gray Shades, I can do bad all by myself (Christine)