Link up to give every child a shot@life

Link up to give every child a shot@life

In case you were unaware, this week is World Immunization week, the perfect time to talk about the importance of global vaccinations. Nicole of Sisters From Another Mister, together with shot@life and the United Nations Foundation are very happy to announce a link up to share our stories about motherhood. A Mothers day meme link up opening on May 8th and running until the 18th. With a mantra of, Every … Continue Reading →
Weight Loss Ups and Downs

Weight Loss Ups and Downs

So in two days it will be three months since my surgery and the start of my weight loss journey that is actually working. Yay! There have been ups and downs along the way for sure since my last update. Yesterday Hubby and I took a ride with the top down on my convertible and enjoyed the nice weather in St. Louis – I thought I would share the photo … Continue Reading →
National Doctors’ Day and [infographic]

National Doctors’ Day and [infographic]

Today, March 30, is National Doctors’ Day. I am very thankful for some of the wonderful doctors that have helped me this year! Dr. Blair, my primary doctor, is extremely kind and understanding. She never makes me feel rushed during my appointments and just has a wonderful caring nature about her. Then there is Dr. Minkin. He is the one who did my vertical sleeve gastrectomy and my gallbladder removal … Continue Reading →
WebMD Pregnancy App and Giveaway

WebMD Pregnancy App and Giveaway

In the past I shared with you about the WebMD app and the WebMD Baby app. Now they have also added the WebMD Pregnancy app. I had a chance to speak with WebMD’s expert pediatrician, Dr. Hansa Bhargava, the other day to find out more about this new app. Gosh do I wish this app would have been around when I was pregnant with my son 18 years ago! There … Continue Reading →
2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

Well it has been two months since I had my weight loss surgery, a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and while I have been able to tell a big difference in how I feel already, I wasn’t sure if you could tell in the way I looked. Hubby took several pictures of me before my surgery and so the other day I put on the same clothes and took the pictures again. … Continue Reading →
FREE Allergy Screenings at Sam’s Clubs This Saturday

FREE Allergy Screenings at Sam’s Clubs This Saturday

Did you know that Sam’s Club offered a different monthly free health screening each month? Plus, it is for members and non-members! This month it is free allergy screenings. I love the idea of this since there are so many without health insurance right now. The screenings do not replace a doctor, but it is a way for you to keep check on your own health instead of just guessing … Continue Reading →
Hearing Loss and Musicians [infographic]

Hearing Loss and Musicians [infographic]

This week’s infographic (I do them each Saturday now) is about hearing loss in musicians. Hubby has a considerable hearing loss in one of his ears (I still always forget which one). Part of this is from chronic ear infections when he was a child, but Hubby also grew up around loud music since his dad was a musician and Hubby himself played in bands as a teen. I thought … Continue Reading →
Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Today I had a follow up with my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Minkin. It has been just about a month since I had the gastric sleeve surgery (the weight loss surgery on January 10), and it has been 12 days since I had my gallbladder removed. January was a rough and tumble month for sure! The doctor is very pleased with my progress. The photo to the right is me today … Continue Reading →
Free classes for those caring for kids with mental illness

Free classes for those caring for kids with mental illness

I mentioned that NAMI offered these free classes in the past, but I wanted to put the information out there again since new classes will be starting in the near future. While these are in the St. Louis area, don’t worry, the classes are done across the country and you can find local chapters on the NAMI site. The NAMI Basics class is for parents and caretakers of children and … Continue Reading →
Good Riddance Gallbladder

Good Riddance Gallbladder

Yesterday I had surgery again, this time to remove my gallbladder. Good riddance! I did not even know I was having gall bladder problems, but apparently they have been there for a while. Once I read about some of the possible symptoms a lot of them fit. Compared to when I had my gastric sleeve surgery on January 10 I felt better when I woke up in the recovery room. … Continue Reading →