Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ergo Chef My Juicer II - Back to School Giveaway

Ergo Chef My Juicer II - Blend For a Healthier
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One Winner

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My Juicer II - Blend For a Healthier You - Back to School Giveaway. One lucky
winner will receive the New Ergo Chef My Juicer II with a extra Sports Bottle and
Grinder Attachment.

This new My Juicer II has an updated stylish design with a powerful heavy duty 300+ Watt motor for crushing Ice, Blending Juice Drinks and smoothies for a healthy lifestyle. The additional Grinder Cup and special blade allow you to grind nuts, coffee beans, & fresh herbs etc. Beautiful and sleek stainless steel design looks great in every kitchen.

Motor Base has suction feet for stable operation & Handle for easy storing and taking with you to the office

Powerful Heavy Duty Motor for Crushing Ice, Frozen Veggies & Fruit with 300+ WATTS
This new My Juicer II has an updated stylish design with a powerful heavy duty 300+ Watt motor for crushing Ice, Blending Juice Drinks and smoothies for a healthy lifestyle

Sport Bottle is Triton(R) shatter Proof Material when on the go & BPA Free for a
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     compression fit cap for no accidental spills. Bottle has measurement Marks on side so
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The My Juicer II retains more nutrients and enzymes than Traditional Juicers.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #92

Welcome to Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #92

Hope you're ready to link up your favorite post with us!  Add as many Family-Friendly links as you would like.  We didn't have a featured post from last week, so if you want to have a featured post everyone needs to VOTE for their favorite!  Just click "Like" on their favorite link.  It's so simple and helps everyone.  We all love to have visitors, comments, and make new blogger friends, too!

Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us at Together on Tuesdays!

All posts will be shared on the Together on Tuesdays Pinterest Board.  The Featured Post will be shared on my newsletter.  I am so excited to have you here!  If you would like to Grab the Code and place the Blog Hop on your blog, help yourself.  The Blog Code is below.  If you would like to be a Co-Host, let me know in the comments.  

Well, let's get Together on Tuesdays......

Monday, July 25, 2016

New Help - New PT

I walked like a linebacker in pads!

When my rheumatologist wanted me to see a new physical therapist, I wasn't too excited.  I've been with my physical therapist for a couple of years now and have been satisfied with her.  She's been helpful and her office is only five minutes from my home.  The new PT is thirty minutes away and my insurance only allows me three visits left in this year.  So, trying out a new PT this late in the year seems a little like a waste of time.  But, I'm trying it anyway.  If anything can help me with all the pain I deal with, I'll do it.

So today, I headed out very early to my appointment.  I enjoyed meeting this very encouraging and motivational physical therapist.  She spent a lot of time talking to as well as listening to me.  We discussed all of my disorders, what had been tried before, what medicines I was taking, etc.  We worked through some exercises and then discussed a plan.

One thing she asked me to do was to walk across the room and back to her.  After watching me walk, she said I walked like a linebacker in pads.  That was hilarious!  I know what she meant, because I walk in a way to protect different body parts from hurting.  This causes me to walk very stiff.  So, then the PT proceeded to teach me to walk properly.  When I followed the correct walking method, I walked about 15 steps and immediately my feet, hips and knees were throbbing.  So, obviously I was holding my body in a tense way to keep it from hurting when I walk.

I'm not sure how this is going to work: walking correctly causing pain vs. walking tensely to prevent pain.  There were many other good exercises to build balance and strength.  I really liked the doctor and her knowledge of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, auto-immune diseases, and POTS.  I will enjoy talking to her again about these things.

We also discussed migraines and medicines.  She recommended getting two massages in August and agreed with my idea that I would talk to my neurologist about stopping the Topamax.  She said that we must get to the bottom of the dizziness issue, one way or the other.  I really agree with her on this.  She understands that the dizziness has kept me from exercising and that this is a major problem.  She hopes to get to the bottom of this with me.  I'm very glad to have this help.  

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nothing Rhymes with Migraine

Guess what woke me up this morning?  Yeah, an awful pain.  I'm not sure how long I was tossing and turning, hoping the pain would go away.  Then, Archie started whining to get up.  Eventually, I gave up and realized I was sideways in the bed.  I let Archie out of the crate and tried to get up.  I had trouble trying to speak to Hubby.  Serious effort was made to make my lips form to produce those first words.  They were not clear at first.  But, after the first sentence came out, I was alright.

Welcome to my migraine morning.  Ugh.  Another Saturday of severe pain.  I ate my breakfast and took all my pain pills and migraine preventative.  Again, it isn't working.  Later, I'll take Excedrin Migraine and hope it will take the edge off.  Hubby is putting a reminder to call the neurologist Monday.  I don't know why I dread calling him so much?  I guess change is so hard, and I've heard so many bad things about changing medicines (especially Topamax).

You know, there is no exact rhyming word for Migraine.  I guess we shouldn't be surprised.  There's nothing quite like a migraine.  It really ruins your life in it's own unique way.  I hope you never have one.  If you suffer with them, I hope and pray that today is not your migraine day.

May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.  Ps. 119: 76

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Apologia Science Curriculum Sale for Homeschool

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Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #91

Welcome to Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #91

I hope you have some great posts to share this week.  We all yearn to hear some good news, when day after day we continue to hear bad news.  I look forward to seeing all the wonderful posts from you this week.

Link as many family-friendly posts as you would like.  "Like" your favorite post, by clicking on the "Like".  The poster with the most 'likes" will be Featured!  I will give shout-outs and will be featured on my blog, too.

Well, come on and link up below :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

EDS Does Have Me

So often I see posts saying, I have _____ disease, but it doesn't have me.  At first, I felt so discouraged because I couldn't say this about myself.  I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Disorder, autoimmune disorder, migraine disorder and more, and it does have me.

Two things that I've noticed about the people who can say their disease doesn't have them: they're young, and they have only one disease to deal with.

When I was in my twenties I wasn't diagnosed with any of these yet.  Though I had suffered with back pain from scoliosis, there were no signs yet of dislocations.  I was very flexible, but didn't have painful joints.  If I had known why the hours of piano practice were causing my back pain, I would have dropped that piano performance degree.  Ehlers Danlos diagnosis wasn't going to be discovered at that time and I just took the pain as my lot in life.  I would have said, "I have Scoliosis, but it doesn't have me"  Haha.  Little did I know then how bad my pain would become.

Later in my twenties, after three miscarriages one of my doctors diagnosed me with anti-phospholipid syndrome.  Because of this, I took baby aspirin with my pregnancies.  My next two high-risk pregnancies were successful.  My blood-tests show that the level was actually border-line for this syndrome.  At the time (80's) this was a new syndrome, and I'm very thankful that the doctor treated me for it anyway.  With my new-found Mast Cell disorder, I'm sure the baby aspirin was important.

Well, my disorders (diseases-it's all up in the air) do have me on most days.  With the disorders I have, everyone has a unique symptom grouping and level of suffering.  I've seen people better off than me and people worse than me.  I just know that I can't fight it and beat it.  It's great that some people can.  When healthy people read all those positive stories of beautiful young ladies, just remember that everyone can't say "I have ___ disease, but it doesn't have me".