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VERTIGO ~ How it effects my day and life April 12, 2017

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Vertigo ~ what is it? how does it effect my daily life?

My first bout with this awful feeling of loss of balance was in April of 2016.  I basically stood up from my couch on Sunday evening and got extremely dizzy and nauseated.  Then, I proceeded to fall.  I missed work for almost three weeks.  It lasted about 10 weeks before I felt like myself.  I would not wish this upon my worst enemy.

During this time my husband had to help me take a shower for fear that I was going to fall right through the shower doors.  How helpless I felt, but thank you for the amazing man that I married.

I went to the doctors office and they could not figure out how it came about.  They prescribed me predizone, antidizzy meds and whatever else.  I also had a MRI on my brain to make sure there was no issues there.  Came back good.

Well, April of this year, 2017, I got it again.  I missed a week of work this time and it lasted about two weeks.  Whew!!!!!  I am not back to work.  Thank goodness.

Here are a few things for you to link to if you would like more information.  I can only explain how I felt, but maybe these articles will help others.

I wish you all the best and Stay Gold!!!!!




DRUGS……………….HATE………………. October 14, 2013

Where do I begin?  Let’s just say that I am going to have a babble session about drugs and the effects that it has.  I HATE drugs with a passion.  Any and all drugs.  What it does to people and anyone around them.  They are killers of relationships and everything else.  I am in such a funk right now.  One of my own children is struggling with an addiction to drugs.  I love this kid with all my heart and I don’t know how to help him.  I want the best for him, as well as all of my children.  He is going to Rehabilitation tomorrow and I am stressing out.  I think the stress is because I want so much for this to be the answer to his life becoming something awesome.  I know sometimes he thinks I am riding him and maybe I am, but it is only because I love him so much.  In my lifetime I have seen so many of my family and friends go down this rocky road, and it feels like I am at a war with life.  I just want my child to be OK and take all the education he can get from this journey.   He as I have said leaves for rehab tomorrow, and he has decided to get as high as he can before then.  I am extremely upset about him doing this and thinking it is OK.  It is not OK and I hope he comes to realize it.  A lot of people say that addicts will get very high before they are admitted.  I can see this now.  It SUCKS.  I am going to post some links to help anyone else who is going through the same thing that I am.  I am going to pray for you also.  Please read the information.  It has been helpful to me.

Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium and is roughly 2-3 times more potent. A highly addictive drug, heroin exhibits euphoric (“rush”), anxiolytic and analgesic central nervous system properties. Heroin is classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and as such has no acceptable medical use in the United States. Pure heroin is a white powder with a bitter taste. Most illicit heroin is sold as a white or brownish powder and is usually “cut” with other drugs or with substances such as sugar, starch, powdered milk, or quinine. It can also be cut with strychnine or other poisons. Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at risk of overdose or death. Another form of heroin known as “black tar” may be sticky, like roofing tar, or hard, like coal. Its color may vary from dark brown to black.

Heroin addiction is one of the most destructive and painful addictions in the world and rehab can be a lifelong process. Produced from the poppy, heroin is a semi-synthetic form of morphine. It has been estimated to be one of the most addictive substances created.  This is ironic, because when heroin was first marketed, it was thought to be safer than morphine and was used to treat morphine addiction. We now know heroin may be even more addictive than morphine; heroin addiction treatment is very difficult and cravings very persistent.

All I know is, this is a tragic and horrible thing for a parent to go through.  I for one will pray for all.  Thank you for letting me say my peace.


Book Review ~ Skin Deep By Anne Hjelle May 10, 2013


Good Morning Everyone,

I want to tell you about a book I have just read.  It took me all of about a day to read it.  This is because I rarely put it down.  I want everyone to know also that I am not the best reviewer, but what I say is heartfelt and true.  I think I just get so excited when I read that I want all of you to experience that excitement as well.  Get lost in a whole different world whether it be fiction or non-fiction.  I just love books.  So, please bear with me.

Let me give a little background on how I came to find out about this book.  I was off work one day and decided to watch Ricki Lake Show.  Love her by the way.  The episode just so everyone know was “Surviving a Mountain Lion Attack”.

I Watched it without moving and it was amazing, because I got to meet this wonderful woman who was so inspiring to me.  Maybe it was the reason I took the day off of work.  Something higher must have said I needed it.  I do believe there is a reason for our every move.  Sorry, getting off the subject a little.

So, now there was this beautiful Blonde haired woman that was sitting on the couch next to Ricki Lake getting ready to tell her story.  When you first look at her I seen nothing out of place or physically wrong.  Then she started to tell a story of how she was attacked by a 130ish pound mountain lion.  All the while I am taken aback by how amazing she looks for someone who was mauled by a cat.  But as she continues her tell I get to see a woman that was strong, level headed and a survivor.  After her story she had mentioned that she had written a book.  So, me being a book reader had to go buy it right away.  The title of her book is Skin Deep and you can buy it on

Well, once Anne mentioned that she had this book on I took out my trusty little Kindle and purchased the eBook.   Anne along with Damien Lewis and Greg Hardesty put together a wonderful book.  I also got Anne’s permission to do this review before proceeding on with it.

Anne Hjelle tells a story of a rebellious teen girl and then a woman who was in the United States Marine Corps.  When she was in the Marines she was a hydraulics mechanic on CH-53 helicopters.  Wow, what a woman.  When I read her job in the Marines, I was immediately impressed and in awe of her.  She also loves to be outdoors on her mountain bike.  This is how she came to be on the trail when she was attacked by the mountain lion.  After her attack she has become an inspirational speaker.  I tell you if she comes to Portland I will definitely go see her.  She was not the only rider that was attacked on that trail that day.  It seems that another rider by the name of Mark J Reynolds was not as lucky as Anne.  He lost his life to this strong animal.  At the end of this review I will insert some links if you would like to donate to this foundation as well as some others.

Ok, got off my thought train a minute, but it was worth it by mentioning the other rider.

So, I want to go back to The Ricki Lake Show day.  Once the episode was over and I went and purchased to book from Anne, I felt like I should be doing something useful, helpful or just something to help someone.  I think that anyone who does read this will get something out of it.  It is emotionally charged and it made me want to meet this beautiful woman along with her friend, Debi.  Thank you Debi for not letting go.

I am just going to give you a little excerpt from her book and I would suggest you go to and purchase it yourself.

~As my wheels vibrate and chatter on the rough, rocky surface of the Cactus Hill Trail, I feel my heart leap with joy.  The sense of carefree freedom as we careen downhill is overwhelming.  It’s a rush; a celebration of the pure, simple joy of being alive.

~There’s a lone bike resting against a scrub oak at the trailside.  Funny, I think.  Probably just some guy going to the bathroom in the bushes.  Nest to it there’s a biker standing with his own bike.

~I round the bend and crest a small plateau.  In a flash of movement, I catch a blur of reddish-brown fur over my right shoulder.

Ok, that is all the excerpts I am going to input.  So, go buy the book.  It really will be worth it.  A very inspiration, easy reading and you just get lost in the tell.

So, I want to go back to The Ricki Lake Show day.  Once the episode was over and I went and purchased to book from Anne, I felt like I should be doing something useful, helpful or just something to help someone.  I am promoting this book to all the people I talk to, because I do believe the story is wonderful.

Thank you Anne for letting me do this review.  I really appreciate you.  You are such an inspiration to me and I am sure to many others.  Stay Gold and smile that beautiful smile.

Here are a few links to look at.  Thank you for reading my not so professional blog.  There will be more to come.


Cancer, what a horrible word. April 29, 2013

What is there to say about this life threatening word?  I hate it.  It has taken so many people I love away.

Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize (spread).

So, now here is a little story.   I will not use her name to protect her privacy.  I have a friend and she is a beautiful, spontaneous and outgoing person.  We have had our ups and downs, but we are only on ups now.  I love this woman and I only want whats best for her.  Recently, she was diagnosed with CML: Chronic myelogenous leukemia, which is also known as chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic myelocytic leukemia and some form of kidney cancer.   She is a very strong woman and I know she is hating the fact that she needs to depend on others.  But she is taking it in stride.

A few weeks ago there was a benefit to help her out with expenses and it turned out rather well.  Several bands donated their time and played awesome.  Businesses donated items or gift certificates.  Others donated handmade items or their time.  All these items were raffles off and it was amazing.

It is so wonderful to see people pull together for someone they know and don’t know.  I hope everybody says a little prayer for all those out there with this dreaded disease, whether you know them or not.  I will pray for them all as well.



Drugs and more….. January 27, 2012

Can anyone tell me what happened to our children.  Why do they insist on killing themselves?  Oh, I know, they are just experimenting, right?  Well, today the kids drug of choice seems to be one of the dirtiest and nastiest ones of all~~HEROIN.  I am mortified that people believe that it is ok to sell to our kids and adults for that matter.

I remember when I was growing up the drug that everyone seem to be into was CRANK.  Which basically is speed or meth.  I remember seeing friends and family getting so strung out that they wouldn’t sleep or eat for days.  Yuck!  I for one am happy that I never got into any of them.

I am worried about these young ones, that they think it won’t hurt them.  How do we make them understand that these drugs will eventually kill them or make them without a family?  Tough love is what I have always heard, but when I here tough love from people I hear how tough it will be on me as the parent.

Oh but wait, in this day we have another problem that almost seems just as bad if not worse~PRESCRIPTION drugs.  Drug addiction can cause serious, long-term consequences, including problems with physical and mental health, relationships, employment and the law.

Most drug addictions start with casual or social use of a drug.

Recognizing drug abuse in teenagers~

  • Problems at school. Frequently missing classes or missing school, a sudden disinterest in school or school activities, or a drop in grades may be indicators of drug use.
  • Physical health issues. Lack of energy and motivation may indicate your child is using certain drugs.
  • Neglected appearance. Teenagers are generally concerned about how they look. A lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks may be a warning sign of drug use.
  • Changes in behavior. Teenagers enjoy privacy, but exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering their rooms or knowing where they go with their friends might indicate drug use. Also, drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends may be linked to drug use.
  • Spending money. Sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation for its use may be a sign of drug use. You may also discover money stolen from previously safe places at home. Items may disappear from your home because they’re being sold to support a drug habit.

These are just a few of the things I found online.  I read and learn more everyday so that I recognize and all parents should.  Here is the link for an article

Thank you for reading this blog and there will be more later.


Not Smoking December 18, 2010

Wow, I am doing amazing with this not smoking thing. Since October 1, 2010 I have maybe smoked a couple of cigarettes in total. Yeah me!!

I am not going back to smoking.


Being Sick

I hate this feeling of being sick. Not sleeping well, tossing and turning. I absolutely feel like I am going to die.

Morgan is sick also, well she is on the last leg of it. I know she gave it to me. Darn child.

As of eight days ago, I have had a headache and it does not seem to want to go away. Then two days ago I started having a raspy throat and hard time swallowing. As of yesterday I have felt seriously like death warmed over.

This will go away. Lots of rest and liquids.