Fibroids Testimonial: Kicking and Screaming by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids courtesy of gigarelifestyle-com

Fibroids courtesy of gigarelifestyle-com

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 called fibroids.

On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain was at 99. When it got to a 100, I prayed and blacked out. Not that I wasn’t praying before. But at this point my throat was sore from moaning, groaning and screaming, I was exhausted and the University Hospital (UHWI) doctors were doing absolutely nothing to deal with my symptomatic fibroid issue. And when I say nothing, I mean diddly squat!

The pain, not discomfort, started 4:30 that evening. By midnight, I was at the hospital and no one had stuck me full of voltaren, Motrin, Morphine or with any kind of painkiller to kill this alien assassin in my tummy. I suffered through eight hours of torturous pain and I was not in labor; even though, I would have felt better, emotionally, if I was. I was barely conscious and death was not paying me a visit either, so I knew I would be living through this traumatic ordeal…..

More information is provided in my book. See details below.

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

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Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Fibroids Testimonial: What are they and Where are they? by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

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 and generally it is found in women over thirty years of age. Though they normally are not problematic or large enough to be of concern, there are thousands who form a small percentage of those who suffer horribly from these unwanted growths found in the womb or uterus.

One of the few comforts women can take from having fibroids is to know that they are non-cancerous. In the medical field they are often referred to as uterine myomas, fibromyomas or leiomyomas. On the flip side, these benign growths can range in size; from the size of tiny pebbles, to being large enough for people to think that you are having a full term pregnancy.

Fibroids can be found in every cavity or area of the womb that will allow them to thrive. They are further classified according to where they are located. Intramural fibroids grow within the muscle tissue of the womb and are one of the most common places for fibroids to form. Subserous fibroids grow from the outside wall of the womb into the pelvis. Submucous fibroids grow from the inner wall into the middle of the womb and pedunculated fibroids grow from the outside wall of the womb and are attached to it by a narrow stalk.

More information is provided in my book. See details below.

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Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Feature on The Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe

How does Education and Gender impact on work?
How does Education and Gender impact on work?

Rationalise the professional roles and responsibilities of an effective school counsellor within the Jamaican school context

Rationalise the professional roles and responsibilities of an effective school counsellor within the Jamaican school context

Introduction

It should be made particularly apparent that there is no separate distinction between the roles and responsibilities of a school counsellor. Seemingly, no understandable approach was identified to distinguish or separate what are roles, versus, what are responsibilities. What can be said however is that responsibilities are dependent on the type of role that a school counsellor has. The list of roles and responsibilities are in no way exhaustive. Therefore, we shall seek to identify and rationalise several key encompassing roles and responsibilities of school counsellors relating such specifically to the Jamaican school setting.

Definition

To adequately and comprehensively accomplish our objective, we first identify and define the key terms. The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (2006) defines rationalise as a justification for an action or attitude with logical reasoning. It further defines a role as a person’s or thing’s function in a particular situation. Responsibility is deemed as “a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation. [1]” School Counsellors are “professional members of an educational team who assists students in their personal, social and academic, and career development aspects of education through services such as individual counselling, small group counselling, and classroom teaching, and provide leadership in educational reform (advocacy)[2];”

Roles of School Counsellor

The role of the School Guidance Counsellor

The role of the School Guidance Counsellor

The role of the School Guidance Counsellor is to act as an advocate for all students and to develop, co-ordinate and implement a school guidance program that assists all students (directly and indirectly) with personal and social growth, as well as educational and career development.[3] Another major role of the school counsellor would be to learn the counselling needs of students with disabilities and their parents (Hosie, 1982).

Although school counselling is a relatively new phenomenon to the Jamaican Landscape, we often do not understand or appreciate what duties school counsellors perform. The post of the School Counsellor was permanently established as part of the staffing structure of Secondary and High schools back in 1974. The creation of the post arose out of the necessity to provide guidance to graduates of the newly created junior secondary schools. We cannot detail all the roles of school counsellors within this document; however we will attempt to rationalize the school counsellor’s roles.

Within our Jamaican schools, the school counsellor’s primary role is to assist each child and his or her parents in mapping out the most appropriate educational program in order to ensure effective career plans and to facilitate life-long learning, good decision-making skills, and goal setting. Counsellors help select courses and programs that will best fit the student’s abilities and interests and at the same time provide him or her with learning challenges. The school counsellors and other school personnel work collaboratively within the school environment in a positive way that helps students to succeed academically. School counsellors provide support for teachers by coordinating and implementing such activities.

 

Read more in The Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook

jamaican guidance counsellorThe Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook, introduces the Jamaican educational system and highlights the psychometric movement, the trait and factor theory as well as legislation that impacted the development of present guidelines and ethical standards. It also explores the counselling process, issues of school management, school organisational structure and several counselling techniques which are apt for the school setting. The book also examines the various roles and responsibilities of a Jamaican Guidance Counsellor and provides a list of resource centers in Jamaica.

My books can be found at a number of online websites, including:

Smashwords.comBarnes and Noble, Lulu.com, Bookworld.com.au – Australia, Amazon.com – United States, Amazon.co.uk – UK, Amazon.ca – Canada, Amazon.co.jp – Japan, Amazon.it – Italy, Amazon.es – Spain, Amazon.fr – France, Amazon.at – Austria, Amazon.de – Germany and Kobo.

#WhyIWrite: Book 5 by Author Denise N. Fyffe


Sensuous One was the container for every last saucy love poem that I had. This book is for anyone who was trying to bring back a load of romance into their marriage or relationship. The stuff in that book would both make you blush and your toes curl.

Denise N. Fyffe

I just watched a video by renowned author J.K. Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through.

Her Harvard Commencement speech was about failure and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that  similarity is a great motivator. As such, it has inspired me to share 30 posts about the 30 books that I published.

I say published, because I have written nearly twice as many, and they are sitting on my hard drive gathering virtual dust.

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Sensuous One was the container for every last saucy love poem that I had. This book is for anyone who was trying to bring back a load of romance into their marriage or relationship. The stuff in that book would both make you blush and your toes curl.

I always hasten to tell people that I don’t write…

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#WhyIWrite: Book 4 by Author Denise N. Fyffe


My fourth publication was Love Under the Caribbean Stars. This was another love poetry book. I was trying to be a bit more adventurous with the name and wanted to still represent brand Jamaica or the Caribbean.

Denise N. Fyffe

I just watched a video by renowned author J.K. Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through.

Her Harvard Commencement speech was about failure and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that  similarity is a great motivator. As such, it has inspired me to share 30 posts about the 30 books that I published.

I say published, because I have written nearly twice as many, and they are sitting on my hard drive gathering virtual dust.

*****

My fourth publication was Love Under the Caribbean Stars. This was another love poetry book. I was trying to be a bit more adventurous with the name and wanted to still represent brand Jamaica or the Caribbean.

This book went through several book cover prototypes. Every few months, I looked at it and thought that I could do…

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#WhyIWrite: Book 2 & 3 by Author Denise N. Fyffe


You got to understand, poetry was my niche. After writing over 500 poems, my mind was trained on that type of writing. So naturally, my second book was a poetry book. And the third and the fourth and the fifth… Ok, ok you get the drift.

But I had to tone it down. People were looking at me funny, like they couldn’t believe i wrote those naughty poems.

Yes i poured every aggravated unrequited love seed into them poems. It didn’t hurt that i had an imagination of a thespian. If only i could paint.

Denise N. Fyffe

I just watched a video by renowned author J.K. Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through.

Her Harvard Commencement speech was about failure and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that  similarity is a great motivator. As such, it has inspired me to share 30 posts about the 30 books, which I have published.

I say published, because I have written nearly twice as many, and they are sitting on my hard drive gathering virtual dust.

*****

You got to understand, poetry was my niche. After writing over 500 poems, my mind was trained on that type of writing. So naturally, my second book was a poetry book. And the third and the fourth and the fifth… Ok, ok you get the drift.

But I had to tone it down. People were looking at…

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#WhyIWrite: Book 1 by Author Denise N. Fyffe


My very first book was, Jamaican Honey and Sauce. You would think with such a title that it was a cooking book, filled with recipes and such, from Jamaica. The only recipes in that book, was for baby making.

My first book was a poetry book. I was so giddy and excited that I ran with the first title that came in my head and slapped on a black cover (which was my favorite color) and off I went to the presses.

*Sigh, ignorance.

Denise N. Fyffe

I just watched a video by famously renowned author JK Rowling, and I believe that she gets what many authors like myself are going through.

Her speech was about failure and I could tell that she lived exactly what I am now going through. To have that  similarity is a great motivator. As such, it has inspired me to share 30 posts about the 30 books, which I have published.

I say published, because I have written nearly twice as many, and they are sitting on my hard drive gathering virtual dust.

*****

My very first book was, Jamaican Honey and Sauce. You would think with such a title that it was a cooking book, filled with recipes and such, from Jamaica. The only recipes in that book, was for baby making.

My first book was a poetry book. I was so giddy and excited that I ran with…

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