Dr Oz: Author Actress Jill Kargman
Jill Kargman joined Dr Oz to reveal why being imperfect is actually good for your health. The star of Odd Mom Out sat down with Dr Oz who praised her for acknowledging those awkward moments when you’re feeling left out. Jill explained that she just didn’t want people to feel as alone as she did when she didn’t fit in as a new mom. Jill admitted that she was feeling very vulnerable and even recalled going on a walk with her baby when a friend of a friend saw her. The woman literally grabbed her chest and asked “How is the nursing going?” But when Jill told her she was bottle feeding the woman said “Shame on you! Your child is going to have a lower IQ.”
She cried after it happened but now she laughs about it as a coping mechanism. Additionally, Jill experienced a health scare that opened her eyes even more to the idea of being imperfect.
Dr Oz: Jill Kargman Melanoma Health Scare
Jill explained that you can learn so much about being imperfect and having a healthier mental life when you go through a physical scare. She had melanoma at the age of 34. The type of melanoma she had is very rare and is the same type Bob Marley died of. Jill’s was at the top of her thigh and she had to have all the lymph nodes removed from in between her legs.
She actually went in for Botox on her forehead and mentioned the spot on her thigh to her dermatologist. She was told that he couldn’t do her forehead because he was a medical dermatologist. So she saw the “scumbag dermatologist” who told her that since the spot was bleeding she wanted to take it right off. It turns out she had a stage 2 or 3 tumor that had spread and all the lymph nodes had to be removed.
Dr Oz: Jill Kargman Facing Death
Jill explained that her family actually handles and views death in a very unique way. She joked that she grew up like Wednesday Adams and her parents “toured cemeteries the way that normal people tour colleges.” For her, it was very life affirming and certainly changed the way she viewed a serious health scare.
Jill is the author of “Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave.”