How was your Nurses Day? I hope you got some good food and maybe a token something to recognize all that you do. Remember, Nurses Week is about celebrating ourselves and the difference we make for others. If no one remembered to say Thank You to you…. say it yourself!!! And say it to your co-workers!
Today we have a couple of great Give Aways. Be sure to check the Rules to Enter and email your entry.
Karen Ingalls has graciously donated a paperback copy of her award-winning bookOutshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir for our Nurses Week Give Away (US based winner only.)
Here’s a little about Karen. I am a retired nurse, active blogger, author, and advocate. I do presentations about gynecologic cancers, particularly ovarian. My experience as a nursing student and practicing nurse was that there was no (or very little) education or training on gyn. cancers. I find this to still be true among medical students and nursing students. Even many doctors are not aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage II Ovarian Cancer, she realized how little she knew about what was once called ”the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, Ingalls redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality.
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir is a story of survival, and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH.