Children Bearing or Breast Cancer?

I’m currently reading ‘What the Dog Saw’ by Malcolm Gladwell — I think it is a collection of his articles in The New Yorker. I just finish the chapter, What the Inventor of the Birth Control Pill Didn’t Know About Women’s Health. And, it kinda gives me creeps.

The Roman Catholic advocates only natural method of contraception, and one of the methods is ‘rhythm.’ I guess we all know how rhythm works right — having sex only during ‘safe period.’ The original function of Pill, created by John Rock, was to pro-long the ‘safe period’ of women. By putting women always in safe period means she no longer has to menstruate while on pills. But then for the Catholics, removing the ‘menstruation’ makes the pill unnatural. Since John Rock was a devoted Catholic, the pill was made into 28-day cycle to provide time for the ‘monthly menstruation.’

But then later research shows that the reason why breast cancer was rare back in the stone age, back in the olden days was because women had fewer numbers of menstruation — for the reason that they got pregnant more and breastfeed more. Menstruation stops when you’re pregnant, and breastfeeding is believed to delay the ‘coming’ back of your period. When girls menstruate, cells are divided/mutated — women being subjected to this constant ‘breaking up of cells’ for years can be the possible cause of breast cancer.

Following is a quote lifted from the book by Malcolm Pike, a medical statistician:

“But the modern way of living represents an extraordinary change in female biology. Women are going out and becoming lawyers, doctors, presidents of countries. They need to understand that what we are trying to do isn’t abnormal. It’s just as normal as when someone hundreds of years ago had menarche at seventeen and had five babies and had three hundred fewer menstrual cycle that most women have today. The world is not the world it was. And some of the risks that go with the benefits of a woman getting educated and not getting pregnant all the time are breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and we need to deal with.”

Wow. How crazy things can be for women! Bearing more babies like a cave woman or breast cancer?

Just after I declared in my previous post about finding the meaning of my life, it looks like the consequence for it is having breast cancer. (God forbid!) And, I’m ligated already — after 3 c-sections, No more pregnancies for me. It looks like my only resurrection is ‘menopausal.’ Double God Forbid!

Really, I’m scary.

Children Bearing or Breast Cancer?

I’m currently reading ‘What the Dog Saw’ by Malcolm Gladwell — I think it is a collection of his articles in The New Yorker. I just finish the chapter, What the Inventor of the Birth Control Pill Didn’t Know About Women’s Health. And, it kinda gives me creeps.

The Roman Catholic advocates only natural method of contraception, and one of the methods is ‘rhythm.’ I guess we all know how rhythm works right — having sex only during ‘safe period.’ The original function of Pill, created by John Rock, was to pro-long the ‘safe period’ of women. By putting women always in safe period means she no longer has to menstruate while on pills. But then for the Catholics, removing the ‘menstruation’ makes the pill unnatural. Since John Rock was a devoted Catholic, the pill was made into 28-day cycle to provide time for the ‘monthly menstruation.’

But then later research shows that the reason why breast cancer was rare back in the stone age, back in the olden days was because women had fewer numbers of menstruation — for the reason that they got pregnant more and breastfeed more. Menstruation stops when you’re pregnant, and breastfeeding is believed to delay the ‘coming’ back of your period. When girls menstruate, cells are divided/mutated — women being subjected to this constant ‘breaking up of cells’ for years can be the possible cause of breast cancer.

Following is a quote lifted from the book by Malcolm Pike, a medical statistician:

“But the modern way of living represents an extraordinary change in female biology. Women are going out and becoming lawyers, doctors, presidents of countries. They need to understand that what we are trying to do isn’t abnormal. It’s just as normal as when someone hundreds of years ago had menarche at seventeen and had five babies and had three hundred fewer menstrual cycle that most women have today. The world is not the world it was. And some of the risks that go with the benefits of a woman getting educated and not getting pregnant all the time are breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and we need to deal with.”

Wow. How crazy things can be for women! Bearing more babies like a cave woman or breast cancer?

Just after I declared in my previous post about finding the meaning of my life, it looks like the consequence for it is having breast cancer. (God forbid!) And, I’m ligated already — after 3 c-sections, No more pregnancies for me. It looks like my only resurrection is ‘menopausal.’ Double God Forbid!

Really, I’m scary.

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Before going to sleep, meg begged, ‘1 lang cheetos, ma.’ it looks like someone does not know how to count.
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1 cheetos only


Before going to sleep, meg begged, ‘1 lang cheetos, ma.’ it looks like someone does not know how to count.
————————————————————–
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the year that was, and the year that is

I don’t know where to start but 2009 was a blast. It might be because things were turning 5 years. After 5 years in marriage and parenting and surviving, somehow, I/we kind of finally find our fit in each others’ lives.

For 2009, I am thankful:
* to see mark more of a ‘parent’ now. He even can write about it here. I guess he was true to his words when he told me before that he will only participate in taking care of the kids when they turn 4-5 years old.
* that migi and meg are now 4 and 5 years old respectively. it does not make ‘parenting’ really that easier because they now know how to talk back/reason out. but it is more better because i/we can now have more free hands. they can be on their own now without having us to always tail on them.
* that I became more of a less parent now. Mark and I kind of exchange places — he more of into ‘parenting’ while I engage myself with ‘finding the meaning of life,’ which is evident with my less yakking about parenting. I’m not sure if it is something to be thankful about. But I am thankful in a way because I learn to let go of my confusions and issues with parenting. Of course, there are still a lot of questions but then they no longer bother me. I realized, as a mother, I can only be me, and so are my kids. I don’t know how to explain it but ‘mao na na sya.’ =) and so the saga of ‘unparenting’ will begin. =) 

I can say 2009 was a year for me, myself, and I. After 5 years into marriage and parenting, I kind of find myself thinking about myself. It is kind of selfish but then I got to the point that it made me think what am I trying to achieve as a mother. How can I be an effective mother when I do not even know what I want in life? Anyhoo, no more boring details about myself.

For 2010, my motto is to get down and dirty — it’s the best way to learn and enjoy life. =) Make more fun of myself.

I’m also committing myself to ‘365 doodles’ — I will try to write down my ‘important’ thoughts every day for the whole 2010. =) I got the idea from an article I read about artists committing theirselves to design/draw each day for a year (sorry, can no longer find the source). So this can be day 1. =)

exciting 2010 for all of us!

the year that was, and the year that is

I don’t know where to start but 2009 was a blast. It might be because things were turning 5 years. After 5 years in marriage and parenting and surviving, somehow, I/we kind of finally find our fit in each others’ lives.

For 2009, I am thankful:
* to see mark more of a ‘parent’ now. He even can write about it here. I guess he was true to his words when he told me before that he will only participate in taking care of the kids when they turn 4-5 years old.
* that migi and meg are now 4 and 5 years old respectively. it does not make ‘parenting’ really that easier because they now know how to talk back/reason out. but it is more better because i/we can now have more free hands. they can be on their own now without having us to always tail on them.
* that I became more of a less parent now. Mark and I kind of exchange places — he more of into ‘parenting’ while I engage myself with ‘finding the meaning of life,’ which is evident with my less yakking about parenting. I’m not sure if it is something to be thankful about. But I am thankful in a way because I learn to let go of my confusions and issues with parenting. Of course, there are still a lot of questions but then they no longer bother me. I realized, as a mother, I can only be me, and so are my kids. I don’t know how to explain it but ‘mao na na sya.’ =) and so the saga of ‘unparenting’ will begin. =) 

I can say 2009 was a year for me, myself, and I. After 5 years into marriage and parenting, I kind of find myself thinking about myself. It is kind of selfish but then I got to the point that it made me think what am I trying to achieve as a mother. How can I be an effective mother when I do not even know what I want in life? Anyhoo, no more boring details about myself.

For 2010, my motto is to get down and dirty — it’s the best way to learn and enjoy life. =) Make more fun of myself.

I’m also committing myself to ‘365 doodles’ — I will try to write down my ‘important’ thoughts every day for the whole 2010. =) I got the idea from an article I read about artists committing theirselves to design/draw each day for a year (sorry, can no longer find the source). So this can be day 1. =)

exciting 2010 for all of us!