Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
how to become a writer
A Book I can Highly Recommend
1001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask
by Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr. M.D. with Susan Nethery
This third edition is down to only 1001 of the original 1250 Health-Care Questions Women Ask.
(1985, 1992). I sure wouldn't know which to edit out, but it is still very thorough.
(With reprint Permission from Provident Bookfinder)
Women are notoriously shy about personal questions. We like to look it up and be quite sure it is a
problem before we raise it with our doctor. Every woman like this ought to have Dr. Joe S.
McIlhaney's book in her room, or at a public library nearby. (I do wish I'd had that PMS calendar in
my teens and early adult-hood!)
This doctor has a respectful, teaching bedside manner. The questions are arranged in a continuing
sequence so that you find yourself reading pages beyond the one question you looked up. He explains
the female body and its changing stages, all the aspects of bearing a child from conception to
delivery, and special concerns such as disorders of the sexual and reproductive organs, infertility,
birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and marital and sexual relationships, and McIlhaney
does all this simply in words we understand, defining medical terms plainly.
There are times he says another doctor might prefer this procedure or that prescription, but that
he usually recommends this one, and adds, "In this matter, I've only had one woman come back and say
it didn't work for her." It is reassuring to know he can count some failures in single digit figures
after many decades in practice.
What I like too, is how naturally he wove in a worship of our great Creator who made the vagina for
instance, or cervix, to function so well, in so many ways, and mend itself so easily. There are
places where he quotes Scriptures, as in his basic martial principles, and refers readers to other
There are Christian women, even doctors, who will disagree with McIlhaney on some points. Some
might be less quick to recommend a hysterectomy for certain problems, or estrogen, but fair reading
will convince any woman that this obstetrician-gynecologistcares about his patients and women in
general and respects our decisions, and dispenses his extensive knowledge wisely. I treasure this
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