Thursday, October 29, 2015

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows

So, about a year ago now my Momma was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.
It is a very frustrating, scary disease. 
I feel like my mother is slowly slipping away from me and there is nothing I can do about it.
I just got home from a two week visit with my Momma and it was so hard seeing her in pain and not doing all the things she would normally do.
My mom and I have faced a lot of hard things together, my bleeding disorder, my step father Charlie passing away and now her illness.
I think everyone can agree that moms cant be sick! They are the family rock, they are always there for everyone else and now that the tables are turned I feel helpless and sad. 
I want my momma to be happy and healthy and live to be 507 years old!
and maybe she will. 
Until our next visit together I am praying for her and educating myself as much as I can about Parkinsons disease.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, today is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I have to say there are many many things I am thankful for.
First of all I am so thankful to god that I am healthy this weekend. I am also thankful for my darling husband Zane. He is so helpful and supportive I don't know what I would do without him. Last but not least I am thankful for our awesome friends and family. We spent the weekend with are friends and had a great time visiting with them. We also have an amazing family that we love very much.
Sometimes when I am sick it doesn't feel like it but I know we are very blessed. 
I hope everyone is having a great long weekend and that they are happy and healthy.

I've attached a picture of Zane and I and our two dogs Lily and Jade. Hopefully next year we will add to our family but that's a post for another time!

Saturday, October 10, 2015


So, I've had a lot of healthy concerns over the summer including, mysteriously dropping hemoglobin, a wrist bleed ad pneumonia twice! Now that the fall is here I am catching up on a lot of appointments. 
Last week I went to visit my dentist and my wisdom teeth are of course a concerns but my dentist seems to think that as long as I keep my teeth really clean and healthy the wisdom teeth will eventually grow in and now cause too much trouble.  I am very happy to hear this because dental surgery sounds like a nightmare to me. I also had the joy of going for a pap test. It's a test that I really really hate but it is so important to have done yearly. While I was at this clinic my doctor recommended I get the HPV vaccine, Gardasil  I always thought this vaccine was only for those under the age of 26 but it has been approved for women up to 45 years of age. 
This vaccine helps prevent against almost all HPV virus, which can lead to cancer. 
I am not an expert in this my any means but I've decided to go ahead and get the vaccine. It comes in three doses similar to the twinrix vaccine. 
Its definitely something worth talking to your doctors about. 
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