Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gall Bladder Flush

A friend came to my aid on Facebook about the Gall Bladder. She informed me that her chiropractor suggested she do a gall bladder and liver cleanse. She sent me the how tos and I went from there, desperate!

The more I researched, the more I realized it worked...

I created a JogtheWeb sight to put the information all in one spot! You can find it here!

This way if you could care less about your gall bladder or liver;

Really? Who are you anyway?

...than you need not be subject to the ghastly detail!

Gall Bladder Gitmo

Ok, so yeah....LOTS has happened since then. Take facebook for instance! Who has time to blog when you could be facebooking? Or, say you have just decided to host an angry birds water balloon fight?

Anyway, so fast forward to today~this day~a day for sonograms on gall bladders!
I have been dealing with this issue for over a year. Frankly, I am sick of it and eating like I am a weirdo from planet weirdness.

Yes, it is a place.
How do I know?
I have been there for the past year!

I have always felt like a "weirdo from planet weirdness" since I was a child. I was diagnosed in the 6th grade with allergies to food~wheat, dairy products, chocolate(yes, I said chocolate), corn, and dogs and other things I can not remember. I had external eczema as a result which was annoying, painful, and embarrassing for as long as I could remember it. However, as I grew up the external went away...but I suppose the inside continued to "deal" with these allergens as I was not real good about avoiding them. At 18, I had my appendix removed in an emergency surgery. Now, I deal with the "gall bladderish" issues. Luckily, today found out blood work came back normal for issues in that area. So, I remain hopeful that the issue will clear itself up and I will not need surgery. I am telling you I have tried EVERYTHING...right down to a royal flush!!! However, that's another post altogether, and one I fully intend to write.

I eat plenty of weird things and I love beets...yeah, I said beets~what's it to ya???

Lately, anytime I find a different recipe tht sounds healthy and make my life with food more interesting, I like to try it. Well, I should say now that I am staring down the barrel of a shotgun named "gallbladder surgery" I am even more willing to try it!

Take for instance this delicious sounding recipe from a blog called Raw Lawyer . Considering 75% of my diet should be raw, I am thinking I am going to like her blog!

"Chia Chocolate Pudding for the Exhausted

* 1 cup vanilla almond milk
* 1 scoop Sun Warrior Chocolate Protein Powder
* 3-4 tablespoons of (white is my preference) Chia seeds

Put in small container with lid. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes so Chia seeds can expand. Shake container every now and then to prevent clumpy-ness. Eat while lying in bed with good book.

Chia is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and is an antioxidant."

Thank you very much Raw Lawyer...I will be trying that one tomorrow.

You see in my search for being more aware of what I am eating, I find myself realizing I just might be one of those kind of people that are more sensitive to food. It's a life sentence because "food is my friend". I love it...all of it. Okay, maybe not liver and certainly not mutton! I miss wine the most.

I began the stages of loss and grief for the "foods" I can no longer eat already. I am dealing with it, and realizing I am not lucky like the woman who shared her gall bladder was loaded with stones and she had no problems. WHACK!!!! Yeah, that was me slapping her! Acting like, "what's the big deal" towards me.

"Michael, go out back and heat up that poker and let's jam it through her back just under the scapula and give her a little taste of what gall bladder attacks feel like. Make sure and laugh at her as she desperately tries to belch to make herself feel better!!! No, honey do not give her TUMS; TUMS WON'T make it feel better!!!"

Ok, yeah, so maybe I am in the Anger stage of dealing with this loss!

I digress,

And please pass the Olive Oil and Grapefruit juice.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day

The groundhog did not see it's shadow here in Florida...does that mean Springs around the corner??? I am ready!

In August of 2007 we were is a real place and it is beautiful in the summer time!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy 13th Birthday Jacob!!!

It's official! My oldest has turned 13 years old! I shared photos of him as a baby on up through the ages in a birthday post last year! Go HERE to see the baby that is now a TEENAGER! You'll hopefully enjoy this post as much as I did! There are some great pictures of the children and great grandpa!
I took some photos of Jacob yesterday in a photo shoot outside before his birthday party!
Here they are straight out of the camera!

At 1:30ish, Jacob's friends arrived at the house. We piled in the Tahoe and headed out to the bowling alley. I got a great glimpse into the world of 7th graders! ACK! They were repeating lines from the Office and giggling the whole way there!
Once we arrived at the alley, we bowled for two hours! The boys had a ball. Jayda and Mike and Jay joined us shortly after we began. She had gone to a girl scouting event earlier in the day!

The bowling was a great success and the boys wholeheartedly agreed that this was way better than video games any day! They get so caught up in video games they do not think that much else matters! UGH! A source of contention in our house. Jacob wanted to use the money he has been saving to buy a Play Station 3. He has a wii, xbox, and nintendo 64. I had to be the "mean" mom and put my foot down about that one! He settled for buying himself the latest video game for the wii and is surprisingly happy!
After we finished bowling, we headed over to CiCi's pizza for all you can eat pizza...isn't this ever 13 year olds dream come true??? hahaha Jacob loves the joint and so did his friends!
Then it was back to the house! The boys played outside for about an hour...working off all that pizza they had eaten. It was a lot of fun for all of the boys! Then off course, it was in to play some video games!

Don't forget about the ice cream cake. Unfortunately, the icing made the ice cream melt more than didn't look as pretty as it usually comes out...but it was delish!!!
Michael gave jay icecream last night, he only broke out a little from it and told me, "I yuv iceceam!".

I missed him blowing out candles, but this was just after he blew!

Overall, it was one very fun day! Just before bed, Jacob came into my room and said, "Mom, thanks this was a really fun day!" I totally have to agree and look forward to many more wonderful birthdays. Next birthday up in the immediate family is she informed me this morning. 5 months and counting! hahaha

Friday, January 22, 2010

ABC's of Me!

This has been moving about the blog world and I wanted to add my little part! Copy and fill in the ABC's of you and then link me back so I can read about you!

ABC’s of me

A – Age: Let's just say it is fall in my world.

B – Bed size: Queen who is desperately in need of a King!

C – Chore you hate: Housework, cooking, cleaning up, bathrooms, laundry...

D – Dog’s name: Jay Harvey...oh wait he is a boy.

E – Essential “start your day” item: Caramel Macchiatto.

F – Favorite color: Robin's Egg blue

G – Gold or Silver: Silver.

H – Height: 5′9″ish

I – Instruments you play(ed): Flute in past and most recently gazoo today! Jay loved it!

J – Job title: 1st grade teacher is first job of the day, 2nd job mother/wife. Both highly underpaid

K – Kid(s) fav number

M – Mum’s name: Um, I call her “Mother and Mom.”

N – Nicknames: In childhood, Jessabellybutton. In grown-up-hood, JessyMessy or messyjessy.

O – Overnight hospital stay other than childbirth: broken leg, appendectomy, a surgery I shoould have been hospitalized and drugged heavily is the most recent hernia repair...who's idea was it to have outpatient surgery??? :o)

P – Pet Peeve: Lack of intelligence, or commonsense for that matter. People who throw up their problems on your shoes. Anything that smells bad. Rude people. Dumb people. People who cut line...didn't they go to Kindergarten???????????? Oh wait, they are the ones who did it even back then!

Q – Quote from a movie: I wish I could remember one.

R – Right- or left-handed: Right, because I am.

S – Siblings: Yes, but it doesn’t matter ‘cuz my mom loves ME best.

T – Time you wake up: 2 am, 4 am at 5 am then finally give in and get up! I guess when you go to bed at 730 or 8 pm this is bound to happen.

U- Underwear: Underwhere? Of course I wear underwear.

V – Vegetable you dislike: tomatoes or is that a fruit?

W – Ways you drink your coffee: hot, sweet and me!

X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, leg, chest, ankles, other leg

Y – Yummy food you make: monkey bread

Z – Zoo favorite : dolphins

Now it’s your turn. Post the ABC of YOU in comments, or link us to your blog. C’mon, you know you want to!

Monday, January 4, 2010

It was a cold cold cold morning! Up at 5:45 am and hot bring my body temperature up to something above 65*...and then out the door. I could act like I hated being up so early...but the caramel macchiato and blueberry scone were way worth it!!! hehehehe

School went well and the children were well behaved. {Made for a wonderful day back at the grind!}

Dinner at my mothers house...perfect ending to a long day!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


It sure is winter! is going to be colder tonight! Did you happen to notice the Blue Moon on the 31st? I managed to get a glimpse of the moon rising last night and I was floored! Our world is so beautiful.

Heard from Michael early this morning. He said it is so cold in Illinois that he can barely breathe outside. I do not miss the cold!

Today, I got dressed and Jay dressed and headed out to the car...but he wouldn't get in his car seat. Marched him right back in, set him in time out, and we did not go anywhere all afternoon.

Totally different story when we went to my mothers for dinner! He was all about getting in the seat! Then iot was the normal hijinx while there!

Not to worry though, he has not turned over a new leaf...
*within the half hour he was standing on the dining room table playing with the chandelier crystals. {I know, where was I? ~~~ About 10 feet away.}
*it was then on to the big wheel and putting in on the coffee table and trying to climb up on it.{Where was I? ~~~ About 3 feet away.}
*he had pulled out about 40 tissues from the tissue box...just kept pulling and holding them in one hand. {I knew it was too quiet and peeked around the corner.}
*he goes in the bathroom and does one of several things depending on his level of ingenuity{I call it naughtiness.}: gets in the bathtub and tries to play with the bath toys{occasionally reaches to try and turn on water.}, undresses and tries to get on potty, or will stand and proceed to unravel the toilet paper as quick as possible by hand{because he knows I hear that and come running and it is his goal to get through as much as possible in as short amount of time as possible.}.
*pulls dining room chair to window, stands on it, and tries to slide lock over.

Let's just say he knows where the time out area is and knows the tone that causes him to flee and sit there. Depending on what he feels the level of my anger is he will do one of the following:
*Sit eyes wide open and quiet{usually when he has done something where he has hurt himself.}
*Wail and cry.
*Sneak away the second I turn my back.
*Find some game in his world to play.

If I had to describe him in one would be BUSY!
If I had to describe me in one would be EXHAUSTED!
But look how cute he is!

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