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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

So much has changed and I'm still trying to find my new normal.

"I don't feel fine. I feel, different.......there's no way you can go through a trauma like that and not come out of it changed........The point of these things, is to remind us that, there is no going back. There's only moving forward. You feel different because you are different." Agent May to Coulson; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

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Friday, December 14, 2012

What happened to COMMON SENSE?

Mom update: She talked to her PCP and asked about the change in meds since she was last in and he said............."You might be on to something there" One of the meds she was switched to, get this, the side affects are NAUSEA, VOMTING and BELLY PAIN (this is why she had to call 911). Mom says - "Not me, my daughter. She's a better diagnostician than I am". 
I have been saying since day 1 - why haven't they looked at your meds? these symptoms started 24 hours after they switched your meds. and released you from the hospital and you were in a steady decline since.

So, they will switch her back to the previous medication which was working fine and see if her symptoms go away.

Don't you have to have some common sense to be a Doctor?

They have done thousands of dollars in tests & procedures and blood work which all could have been avoided if they looked at the med changes and side affects when she was admitted Monday night.
 They will keep her at least through tomorrow, possibly Sunday, depending on if this solves the problem.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Round Two

Mom is back in the hospital...could be gall bladder related. She called me at 11PM last night and I had to go over and stay with my Grandmother again. Working on 3 1/2 hours sleep, overwhelmed and emotional at the moment. Once again my life is turned upside down. Still trying to roll with the punches though and not have a meltdown.

This is me and my son last night at my BFF's for some pre-game fare. Although he drives me absolutely bonkers at times - I love my boy.



Here's another pick from my 30th high school reunion:

We were showing off our boots - goofballs. It was a lot of fun though.

Here's hoping my Mom comes hope quickly and feels much better (she hasn't felt right since she got out of the hospital last week), my kid stays out of jail and I don't lose my mind!


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I feel Good!

After a 10 year hiatus from the dating world. Dah Dah Dah..........I have a boyfriend. (Yes, you read that right - 10 years, no nuthin).



I've dropped 41 lbs since June 23rd;
 August 2010 (I was actually heavier than this pic when I started in June)
October 2012
November 23, 2012

I'm about halfway there.                                                                                               Yes, halfway.

Myfitnesspal.com
It works.
I feel healthier.
I feel a little sexy and even a little pretty!

My lovely son knocked up his psychotic on again/off again girlfriend, and this girl is certifiable. She should be committed to a mental hospital. So yea, I'm going to be a grandmother. I'm not at all happy about it. (Please hold the congrats) The best thing for this child would be to give it up for adoption. Neither one of them can take care of themselves, they are toxic together and that innocent babe deserves a fighting chance. I'm not sure how it will all unfold. I'm trying to keep my mouth shut and not get involved at all. I don't want to meet this child and then have it ripped from me.

Letting it go.

My Mom had another hospital stay - a week, for congestive heart failure again. She's back home now and I'm having my own issues with her.

Letting it go.

I guess the biggest change for me is that I have learned to let go and placed those I love in their own care and God's hands. It's like I've woken up from a prolonged coma. I am finally living my life for me and letting others take responsibility for their own lives. It isn't always easy, but that is what has enabled me to lose the weight.

Grabbing on to that and running with it!

I'm learning to be a little selfish instead of taking care of everyone around me and neglecting myself.  I deserve to be happy and treated like a princess and have someone care about me and take care of me for a change. It's true that when you believe you deserve good things in your life and you are sending that mojo out - that is what will come in to your life.

I am living my life in the present, happy for the first time in a very long time and great things are coming into my life.

God does it feel wonderful!!

Now, aren't you glad you stopped by?

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Facts on AVMA’s Proposed Policy on Raw Pet Food Diets

The Facts on AVMA’s Proposed Policy on Raw Pet Food Diets

This is one of the best comments I have seen regarding this matter and expresses my sentiments exactly!

MMCTAQ
July 27th, 2012 at 05:58 | #4
In a given year, the CDC estimates that one person in six (or, forty-eight million persons) in the U.S. will become sickened by a food-borne pathogen. Of those, one hundred and twenty-eight thousand will be hospitalized, and three thousand will die.
Doing a search of “pet food” in quotations on the CDC site yields three hundred and fifty-two references, for the most part to commercial kibbles and dog treats. Doing a search of “raw pet food” in quotations yields four references to a single reported instance of dehydrated beef and salmon treats which were implicated in nine confirmed cases of Salmonella in the U.S. and Canada. I might quibble with regarding a dehydrated product as a raw product, but maybe that’s just me. I did find this quote, from an abstract of one of your six citations, interesting: “The increasing popularity of raw food diets for companion animals is another pet-associated source of Salmonella organisms; however, no confirmed cases of salmonellosis have been associated with these diets.” (Human health implications of Salmonella-contaminated natural pet treats and raw pet food by Finley, Reid-Smith, Weese, et al).
So: forty-eight million U.S. human food-borne illnesses per year, and no confirmed cases attributed to the raw feeding of companion animals. And you are hearing a call to action? Really???
That the AVMA even considers the species-appropriate raw feeding of carnivorous pets to be a matter which needs to be addressed at all is suggesting that for every “solution,” a problem must be sought or even invented. On paper, I am sure a theoretician can define a circumstance under which feeding one’s animal a raw diet could result in a possible risk to human health, but to suggest that this is a real risk in the real world is simply not supported by anything, including your own citations.
It is obvious to anyone who thinks that the AVMA, in responding to an inquiry from The Delta Society, is being used to further the agenda of the Nestle-Purina company. What this says about the AVMA is not comfortable for me to contemplate; questions regarding intelligence and character cannot help but be raised. For whatever reason, the AVMA is on the brink of (again!) allowing itself to be used as a tool to further the agenda of the commercial kibble industry.
From the overwhelming and impassioned response you have received to this issue, several things should be abundantly clear. Those of us who provide a species-appropriate diet to our animals do so in the certainty that we are providing for them to the best of our abilities. We have educated ourselves; we actually Know Stuff. Our animals, sometimes after prolonged ill health on commercial kibble diets, are thriving. We are not falling victim to food-borne illness, and neither are our pets (or our friends or our Aunts Tillie). We PASSIONATELY do NOT want bureaucratic interference with the husbandry of our animals! We do not choose to feed cooked food to our animals. We do not choose to feed irradiated food to our animals. We do not choose to have limitations placed on what parts of a food animal we may feed to our animals. We WILL NOT feed kibble to our animals!
Although you have seen a need to clarify that you are not in a position to enact law, we were not confused on this point and this is not our concern. Our concern is that this policy statement, should you be so unwise as to make it, will be waved by the commercial pet food industry at every agency which is in a position to make regulatory changes to the manufacture of the products we choose to buy and use: “Look! Look! It’s scary and dangerous, the AVMA says so! Do something!!!” We will find our options dictated by those who have no understanding of the issues at hand beyond that you have seen fit to present a policy statement; that the policy statement has no justification for having been made will escape them.
We own the patients of your membership, whose health is our concern (as it should be yours!). We are the clients of your membership; we pay them and they work for us. We are consumers who are committed to our choices. I suspect that there are more of us than you know, and I suspect that this is why Nestle-Purina is aiming an opening salvo at the pre-made raw food industry.
To allow yourselves to be used to further the underhanded agenda of Nestle-Purina is to make yourselves out to be chumps of the worst order. To destroy your credibility over this thing – this “issue” that is no issue at all to anyone with a lick of sense – is shortsighted, pointless and ill-conceived. Please take the opportunity to do the right and well-considered thing, here. Please.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

Had to share this. I've been raw feeding Julieta for 7 years now and she is extremely healthy and still runs around like a pup at age 12!

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Monday, March 05, 2012

One Word

Thor

Two words: Chris Hemsworth.

Oh.
My.
God.

I could eat that man with a spoon.

Good movie, funny. Natalie Portman was great in it.
Chris Hemsworth - yummy.

Australia is really exporting some top shelf male talent.

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