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There is HOPE: We Can Feel Better!


I want to share this article with you today along with my story…
(see link below)
 
I have 5 Auto-immune issues along with a few other health problems. One of these issues I’ve had ALL my life, the next was diagnosed in my 20’s. The 3rd in my 30’s…4th and 5th in my 40’s.
 
By the time Fall of 2017 came around I was in really tough shape and thought I’d be in a wheelchair within 5 years. I literally couldn’t exercise. I worked with a Physical Therapist who acknowledged too that any exercise program seemed to be too much for my system and we talked about starting out really slowly. I’d try to bike on my recumbent bike and after 10 minutes I’d be exhausted and have a hard time walking up the basement stairs.
 
Now let’s talk about what changed.
 
That same Fall of 2017 I decided to try some plant based supplements that my friend kept telling me about.
 
I had been a lot of pain and my Rheumatologist wanted me to start taking a stronger prescription drug that I knew could have really bad, permanent side effects and I just didn’t want to put that in my body.
 
I started taking the supplements like I take my prescription medicines…faithfully, every day…and I started to see results.
 
Within a week my bloating was gone. Within a few weeks I realized my sugar cravings were gone. Within a month I realized my pain was less. Within 6 months I was dropping prescriptions (under the careful eye of my Dr’s). Within a year I was taking 8 LESS prescriptions.
 
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago…and I decided to try this exercise thing again.
 
The first day I got back on our recumbent bike I rode 5 miles in about 23 minutes. AND…I got off the bike and walked spryly up the basement stairs. I’ve committed to biking 5 times a week.
 
Yesterday I rode 7 miles.
 
The moral of the story?
 
There is hope.
 
How did these supplements help my body?
 
Contact me and I’ll tell you.
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If you have Autoimmune Disease(s) and exercising causes flares, please read this:
Exercise Intolerance and Autoimmune Disease

I Have a Haiwy Eaw


I had my yearly checkup the other day.  They did all the basics…

First I had my blood pressure taken.

Dr. Nicole said:  “Is it getting tight?”  This, as she was pumping and pumping and pumping the cuff.

Next she said:  “Now I need to chseck yow eyes and eaws.”

“Yowr eyes awr good.”

Right ear:  “This eaw is doughty.”

Left ear:  “This eaw isn’t doughty…but it’s kind of haiwy.”

(To which I said, rather surprised…”WHAT!?!”)

She went on to explain…”Fwom yowr haiw.”

(Whew)

Then it was time to check my heart.

She asked first “Whearw is yow haught?”

Then she listened very intently and proclaimed “Yowr haught is stwong and healthy.”

“Now I need to give yow a sot.”

I pretended to look worried and she said, “Sots let yow be helfy.  Sots have medicine.”

Then she checked my temperature and said “Yow mouf is kind of sad.”

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Which of course made me smile…

so I gave her a hug.

I love my little daycare 3 yr old Doctor.

She makes me smile.

🙂

Patty O

Ps…Be sure to clean your ears before your next checkup!

Four Angels and a Cigar – Part 1 of 4


{After I read this blog yesterday: Finding Your Voice, I was inspired to publish this series of posts that I had started writing last year.}

No this is not a joke post, although you may find a few things funny on the way to the cigar.

And so here we go…

Let’s start with a little background: Read more

Prayers for Our Children


I pray…I praise…and I live a Christian life, or should I say I attempt to.  Strength in my Christianity is something I struggle with at times, and yet at the same time, my faith in prayer is always strong.

Today I want to ask you to join me in prayer for two very special children who are going through challenges.  One of these young people has become special to me even though we’ve never met, and the second is one who desperately needs the world’s prayers now, even though we haven’t even seen her face.

The first is a sweet little man whom I’ve only met through a video and yet I love him already.  For those of you who read my blog post “Red Fred Project – Join Me”, you’ve met him too. This is the quote from Dallas Graham’s Facebook page today:  (Dallas is the creative genius behind the Red Fred Project)… Guys: Our Nathan, from Red Fred Project, broke his back coming home from school today. His mom, Rachel Glad, says he seems in less pain as long as he’s on his back. Please send love, thoughts and prayers to our incredible little man, Nathan. We love you, Nathan. He has a Facebook page: Nathan Ryan Glad Foundation. Drop him a message! … Let’s all say a prayer for this little man and his family.  And if you haven’t yet, join his foundation, and join the Red Fred Project so we can meet more young people like Nathan and can give them a voice too.

The second is a little girl who desperately needs our prayers at this very moment in time.  She’s a little one year old who saw her Mom being killed by police officers in Washington D.C. yesterday.  A little girl, innocent to this world’s troubles, innocent to her Mom’s troubles that caused this horrible situation…a little girl innocent.  I pray that she be surrounded with love, I pray that she be safe, I pray that she have no memory of what happened yesterday, and I pray for her Momma…may God take her to Heaven and lay peace in her troubled heart and mind.  And may she now be a special angel for her little girl.

Amen.

Patty O

Picture credit: Pinterest, Teresa Kogul

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