5 Tips to avoid the seasonal flu

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I love the winter. I am not a fan of sweating and the incessant heat of St Louis, so winter is a time I enjoy. What I really don't enjoy about the winter season though is the seasonal colds and flu that come with it.  I have had an ear infection, bronchitis, and a respiratory infection already this winter. My kids and husband are on the same path. It can be a brutal time of year for many people as … [Read more...]

Taking a health break for surgery

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I wanted to let you all know that I will be away from the computer for a few days. I am going to have surgery Monday and will be staying at the hospital overnight for observation. Once I get home, I am going to rest a few days before coming back to the computer. If you are prayerful, please say a prayer for me. If you aren't the praying type, please think some good thoughts for me! … [Read more...]

Using non-SLS On Guard Toothpaste while on medication

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One of the things that really changed when I started taking Methotrexate is my choice in toothpaste. You see, Methotrexate is a drug used as chemotherapy (I use it to treat Psoriatic Arthritis) and can cause mouth sores (like canker sores). These mouth sores are easily aggravated and exacerbated when using a toothpaste that contains SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate).  SLS can create those same canker … [Read more...]

Oh what a difference a year makes!

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New Year's Eve of 2012 is when everything kinda happened. Jemma wasn't feeling well and she slept in the chair with me all night. It was the next day that I decided to take her to the hospital and the whole nightmare started and continued for 32 days. I have been a ball of nerves this past week. I have told you all before how I honestly think I have PTSD from Jemma's hospitalization. It doesn't … [Read more...]

I received a parting gift from the hospital…


  The hospital just couldn't let me leave without a parting gift.  I would like to say it is something wrapped up nice and pretty like the present above.  I would like to say it is something that I really couldn't live without.  I would like to say many things... but mostly right now what I am saying is OUCH! You see, my living at the hospital for 32 days with Jemma had some downsides, … [Read more...]