I’ve been AWOL from the site for a while….

I know.

I know.

Where have I been? Where did I go? Why did all of a sudden my site go quiet?

It’s a long story.

Get ready.

Last year, after exposure to Glyphosate and exposure to strep throat, I ended up really sick myself. I don’t normally get sick. But about this time last year, I started having serious trouble breathing, couldn’t sleep lying down. First we thought maybe it was allergies, we did have a wet spring last year.

But by summer, we weren’t so sure. It wasn’t like a cold. Or asthma. Or even COPD. By the end of the summer, I couldn’t walk long distances, climb stairs or sleep lying down. I slept at the kitchen table by this time. I was getting winded just by talking. I was waking up tired, and passing out wherever I was sitting.

Doctors wanted to run all kinds of test on me, that I just couldn’t afford since the place I was working cancelled my insurance and never followed through with any replacement like they agreed. I couldn’t even afford an x-ray at this point.

I did end up with health assistance by October. It was then a little easier for me to afford to schedule testing that was wanted of me.

Scheduled the chest xray first, and luckily I had another chest xray from 2013 to compare it to.

By the beginning of December, I was sitting in the doctor’s office. No treatments for asthma or copd was working anymore. I was actually there because I couldn’t get the results of the x-ray without an appointment.

I’d been doing research the 2 days prior to the appointment, which was on a Monday. I was prepared for the news. Or so I thought.

Chronic Heart Failure

CHF

I knew that was the top diagnoses for my symptoms. I just didn’t really believe it could happen to me. I mean, lets get honest, I’m in my early 40s, try to eat decent, I was fairly active before I got sick, and most importantly, heart disease does not run in my side of the family.

Yet, here I was, sitting at the clinic, being told I’d need to see a specialist and having an appointment made for me to do so.

I went home in a daze.

How? Why?

Then I realized. None of that mattered. Getting better mattered.

Within 4 days of being diagnosed, I was admitted to the hospital. My chest was tight. I was unable to sleep all night at all. I couldn’t so much as walk a step without gasping for breath.

I was kept in the hospital for 5 days. An angiogram was performed, with no build up, blocks or anything.

My healthcare providers all agree that between the stress, strep and chemical exposure, they could of cause my heart failure. But they cannot be 100% sure which had the biggest factor in my heart failure, due to how long it took for me to finally get it diagnosed.

That’s fine. That’s cool. That’s going behind me.

Now is the time for me to learn to live with CHF.

Since my heart was beating at 30%, due to the fact that my left ventricle was not wanting to pump, I’ve had a pacemaker/defibrillator put in. I like to make bionic woman jokes, lol.

But seriously? I’m so much better. I’m nauseas some still from the pacemaker, but I’m able to walk for 30+ minutes at a time, as long as there’s not too many dips and hills…. Going up stairs still bothers me, walking uphill, and I don’t see me running a marathon anytime soon.

My health is my first priority right now. Because I do want to be there to see both my girls finish school, all my kids get married, cuddle my future grandbabies, and grow old beside my husband.

If my doctor prescribes me medication, I look for discount programs first. Because medications can be expensive. And my medications are what keeping my heart pumping. And even though I have my pacemaker, no ones told me to stop taking any of the medications.

Rx Outreach and Xubex are 2 online pharmacies they may be able to assist with reasonable costing medications. Rx Outreach does have a income limit. Xubex does charge for shipping.

NeedyMeds is an extremely accurate tool one can use to find manufactur prescription assistance programs (PAPs) (generally FREE medication). They update their website on a regular basis. And best of all, NeedyMeds is FREE. They also have a list of other organizations that may be able to help with specific disorders.

So, while I keep on being me, doing my thing and whatnot, I’m also trying to incorporate the new me into all that.

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Watch “The Eclipse 2017 in Doniphan MO” on YouTube

My oldest made a lens for her video camera just so she could record the Solar Eclipse of 2017. We were in Doniphan, MO, when she filmed this. She did a pretty good job.

Hope you enjoy watching.

Black Friday Sale ~~~~ LCH

Crazy! Crazy! Crazy!
Love Candle Heaven is having a huge Black Friday Sale! 

Receive 25% off your order when you use the code blackfriday 

Wow! No telling when Love Candle Heaven will run another special like this! This is a great time to try Love Candle Heaven products, if you haven’t yet! Or just a time to stock up on your favorite products if you have tried Love Candle Heaven!

Hooray!!!! Love Candle Heaven Bath Bombs Are Here!!!!!!

Love Candle Heaven 

Almond Coconut: Fresh smell of Almond and  Coconut

Birthday Cake: Fresh smell of freshly cut cake YUM! All white with different colored sprinkles

Cherry Almond: Sweet smell of cherry mixed with almond. White with bomb with almond colored accent

Chocolate Mint: Smell of chocolate with a hint of mint Smells good enough to eat. 1/2 green 1/2 chocolate brown.

Coffee: Smell of fresh brewed expresso. White bath bomb with fine ground expresso beans to accent the entire bath bomb.

Cool Fresh Aloe: Very clean fresh smell definitely a top seller. White bath bombs with swirls of green accent. Sure to leave you relaxed!

Crazy Love: Fruity & floral with Top notes of strawberry, black currant, cassis, peony, pink jasmine and tiger lily. Base: amber wood, white patchouli, musk and vanilla. Neon pink with light pink accent and real dried flower petals. 

Cucumber Melon: Sweet & Fruity. Cool, calming, crisp notes of Cucumber are married to the sweet, cloying notes of Honeydew and Cantaloupe melon creating a refreshing & delightful bath bomb. Orange bath bombs with swirls of green.

Eucalyptus: Pungent scent of eucalyptus is like no other scent in the world, it is close to a true menthol. Good for aromatherapy , it is a stronger fragrance so it last longer than others. Soothing also helps congestion. White with green colored sea salt don’t miss out on this spa experience

Lavender: Lavender fragrance good for aromatherapy this is sure to relax you as you soak your stress away.

Lavender Mint: Lavender mixed with a refreshing mint. Very relaxing Also great aromatherapy. 1/2 white 1/2 purple with some green colored sea salt to nicely accent the top.
Lemongras: Wonderful aroma of fresh cut lemongrass with a hint of green herbal notes strong lemon smell. Yellow with white stripe and green colored sea salt at the top.

Monkey Farts: Top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.

Moroccan Vanilla: Very nice clean Vanilla. Light golden brown with oats.

Oatmeal Milk and Honey: Blend of oatmeal, milk, honey and almond nice clean fresh smell. 1/2 & 1/2 white & orange with brown colored sea salt on the top. 

Petal Dance: Citrus, cherry blossom, hydrangea, apple and peach; with a hint of blonde wood. Rose color with glitter & real dried flower & rose petals. 

Pink Sugar: Sweet sugar smell with hint of cotton candy. White with pink/red glitter 

Spearmint Rosemary: Refreshing, minty spearmint aroma with a hint of rosemary. Strong, and very true to its name. White with blue accent at the top and colored sea salt.

Wakame: Fresh Clean Smell. Green with Sea Salt accents 

Watermelon: Watermelon fragrance very fruity. Orange with pink ring & purple glitter colorful & fun.

Sweet Pea: An English garden reminiscent of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. Fresh & Floral. Green with pink accent at top of the bath bomb.

16 Boring Words & What To Use Instead (Infographic)

16 Boring Words & What to Use Instead (Infographic)

Source: www.grammarcheck.net

Bath Bombs and Body Butter ~~~ Coming soon to LCH

​LCH Bath Bombs coming soon!! We will have 20 scents. Also going to have 5 different scents in Body Butter!! 

  1. Almond Coconut: Fresh smell of Almond and coconut.
  2. Birthday Cake: Fresh smell of freshly cut cake YUM! All white with different colored sprinkles.
  3. Cherry Almond: Sweet smell of cherry mixed with almond. White with bomb with almond colored accent.
  4. Chocolate Mint: Smell of chocolate with a hint of mint Smells good enough to eat. 1/2 green 1/2 brown .
  5. Coffee: Smell of fresh brewed expresso. White bath bomb with fine ground expresso beans to accent the entire bath bomb.
  6. Cool Fresh Aloe: Very clean fresh smell definitely a top seller. White bath bombs with swirls of green accent. Sure to leave you relaxed!
  7. Crazy Love: Fruity & floral with Top notes of strawberry, black currant, cassis, peony, pink jasmine and tiger lily. Base: amber wood, white patchouli, musk and vanilla. Neon pink with light pink accent and real dried flower petals. 
  8. Cucumber Melon: Sweet & Fruity. Cool, calming, crisp notes of Cucumber are married to the sweet, cloying notes of Honeydew and Cantaloupe melon creating a refreshing & delightful bath bomb. Orange bath bombs with swirls of green.
  9. Eucalyptus: Pungent scent of eucalyptus is like no other scent in the world, it is close to a true menthol. Good for aromatherapy , it is a stronger fragrance so it last longer than others. Soothing also helps congestion. White with green colored sea salt don’t miss out on this spa experience.
  10. Lavender: Lavender fragrance good for aromatherapy this is sure to relax you as you soak your stress away.
  11. Lemongras: Wonderful aroma of fresh cut lemongrass with a hint of green herbal notes strong lemon smell. Yellow with white stripe and green colored sea salt at the top.
  12. Monkey Farts: Top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy   bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note.
  13. Moroccan Vanilla: Very nice clean Vanilla. Light golden brown with oats.
  14. Oatmeal Milk and Honey: Blend of oatmeal, milk, honey and almond nice clean fresh smell. 1/2 & 1/2 white & orange with brown colored sea salt on the top. 
  15. Petal Dance: Citrus, cherry blossom, hydrangea, apple and peach; with a hint of blonde wood. Rose color with glitter & real dried flower & rose petals. 
  16. Pink Sugar: Sweet sugar smell with hint of cotton candy. White with pink/red glitter 
  17. Spearmint Rosemary: Refreshing, minty spearmint aroma with a hint of rosemary. Strong, and very true to its name. White with blue accent at the top and colored sea salt.
  18. Wakame: Fresh Clean Smell. Green with Sea Salt accents 
  19. Watermelon: Watermelon fragrance very fruity. Orange with pink ring & purple glitter colorful & fun.
  20. Sweet Pea: An English garden reminiscent of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. Fresh & Floral. Green with pink accent at top of the bath bomb.

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5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Break Today

5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Break Today (Infographic)

Source: www.grammarcheck.net

Back to School 

For great back to school fashion ideas: Sass N Frass

It’s the end of summer. The days are getting shorter. Pretty soon, we’ll start feeling cooler temperatures. Labor Day Weekend will have come and gone before we know it. Soon, fall will be here, with harvests, pumpkins and Halloween.

With the summer season drawing to a close, school will soon be back in session. Buses will start running their routes. Teachers will begin preparing their lessons. Parents will start juggling schedules so everyone arrives at their destinations on time. All while children everywhere will start there groaning that they have to get up to early, that school is to hard and that their teachers don’t like them.

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Every year at this time, stores nationwide will be stocking their shelves with all sorts of supplies for your child. Parents will go to stores armed with school supply lists for each grade their children are in. Pencils, pens, paper and backpacks will be bought. The right shoes and the perfect outfits will have to be found. Even hair styles will have to be updated to something more “in”. 

This is a crazy hectic time for adults and children alike. Stress levels are high. Parents are wondering how much they can afford to spend or if they should just put everything on credit cards. Young children are worrying about whether their teachers are nice. Teens are stressing about being popular with their peers.

So, let’s all try to have a little patience with each other. We’re under enough stress as it is. Watch for school buses and children. And above all else, smile. A smile is a great thing to give, and it doesn’t cost you a dime.

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