Sunday, November 11, 2012

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis effects more women than most think. I suffer from this condition as well. It has been a long time since I made a post about medical problems. I figured it was about time for me to post one.

According to Endo-Online (

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S., 1 million in Canada, and millions more worldwide. It occurs when tissue like that which lines the uterus (tissue called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus -- usually in the abdomen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments that support the uterus; the area between the vagina and rectum; the outer surface of the uterus; and the lining of the pelvic cavity. Other sites for these endometrial growths may include the bladder, bowel, vagina, cervix, vulva, and in abdominal surgical scars. Less commonly they are found in the lung, arm, thigh, and other locations.
This misplaced tissue develops into growths or lesions which respond to the menstrual cycle in the same way that the tissue of the uterine lining does: each month the tissue builds up, breaks down, and sheds. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus and out of the body through the vagina, but the blood and tissue shed from endometrial growths has no way of leaving the body. This results in internal bleeding, breakdown of the blood and tissue from the lesions, and inflammation -- and can cause pain, infertility, scar tissue formation, adhesions, and bowel problems.

What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
  • Pain before and during periods
  • Pain with sex
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Painful urination during periods
  • Painful bowel movements during periods
  • Other Gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea.
In addition, many women with endometriosis suffer from:
  • Allergies
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Frequent yeast infections
Diagnosis is considered uncertain until proven by laparoscopy, a minor surgical procedure done under anesthesia. A laparoscopy usually shows the location, size, and extent of the growths. This helps the doctor and patient make better treatment choices.

As you can see it effect many more women than most people think. It is a condition that causes sever pain with monthly cycles and causes infertility. Laparoscopy will help the situation but, it can not remove all the endometriosis. At this time there is no known cure for this condition. The cause of this condition is unknown. Research by the Endometriosis Association revealed a startling link between dioxin (TCCD) exposure and the development of endometriosis. Dioxin is a toxic chemical byproduct of pesticide manufacturing, bleached pulp and paper products, and medical and municipal waste incineration. The EA discovered a colony of rhesus monkeys that had developed endometriosis after exposure to dioxin. 79% of the monkeys exposed to dioxin developed endometriosis, and, in addition, the more dioxin exposure, the more severe the endo.
I hope this post helps at least one woman out there understand this condition better. Until next time.
Baby Dust to ALL!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

What I have been up to!

Well everyone I cannot believe that my daughter is now one-year-old. She's growing so fast!! It's been a while since I gave you an update on what has been going on in my life. For those of you waiting for more cloth diapering review videos. I will be posting some more within the next week, but for now I just wanted to make an update post. As most of you know a few months ago we had a fire. The good news is the construction is complete and we're back in the house. Now we just have to unpack and try to get things back to normal. During the time we were displaced from our home my little one learned to crawl. For a long time she would only go backwards. Then she learned how to belly scoot forward. Now she's up on her hands and knees crawling like normal. She's pulling herself into a standing position and is even able to stand without holding on for a few seconds. You all know what that means, soon she's going to be walking.

It took a long time but the insurance company finally sent us a check. Trevor has replaced some of his airplanes. I was able to get a new computer. Trevor promised me 17 years ago that he would purchase me a motorcycle.  He finally came through and surprised me with a brand-new Yamaha V Star 250. Now he has to teach me how to ride it.

Things are starting to get back to normal. But there is still a lot to do, boxes to unpack, more to replace, and feeling secure again. This has been a challenging year. It is late and I most likely will not get any sleep. My little one will be up soon.

Until next time, baby dust to all!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

CottonBabies Flip Hybrid Cloth Diaper Review

In this post I will be sharing with you my review of the CottonBabies Flip hybrid cloth diapering system. This system is very easy to use and very affordable. You can reuse the covers by wiping them out after pee diapers and change them out after poo diapers. As long as you have 3 or 4 covers you can alternate between covers and just replace the inserts. This is a wonderful system. Without further ado I give you my video review:

Thank you for your support!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review of the BumGenius Free Time Cloth Diaper

In this post I will be reviewing the BumGenius Free Time All In One cloth diaper. This is an awesome diaper and I recommend it to all. Without further ado I give you my video review. :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

GroVia Cloth Diaper Review

In this post I will be reviewing the cloth diaper GroVia. I hope you enjoy this review. I will be reviewing more cloth diapers in the near future. So stay tuned for more. :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review of Brewer-Caldwell Property Management Inc.

In this post I will be reviewing Brewer-Caldwell Property Management Inc. I was displaced from my home due to a fire and my insurance company placed us in a rental home managed by Brewer-Caldwell. When we moved in the first thing we noticed was mold in the refrigerator. I called Monica at the Brewer-Caldwell location. There was no answer so I then called the company that placed us in the house. After a call to them a cleaning person was sent out to remove the mold from the refrigerator. When we tried to use the garage light and the wall unit it was not working. I called and left a message for Monica to get the issue fixed. After receiving no response from Brewer-Caldwell I get a phone call from a repair man to fix the garage fixtures. He arrived and had to replace parts in the unit to get it to work. Then I start to hear this god awe full sound coming from the garage, it was the water heater and all the faucets in the house were backwards (hot is cold and cold is hot). So I called Monica at Brewer-Caldwell and did not get an answer yet again. I then placed a call to the company that placed us in the house. After that call I got a phone call from a plumber to come look at the water heater. During this time I was going thru the house and filling out the move-in check list. I then noticed roaches in the kitchen and noted it on the move in check list. I then faxed the move-in check list to Brewer-Caldwell. I called and informed Monica that I had faxed in the move-in check list and I would be mailing the original the very next day. I faxed a copy of the mail in checklist to the company that placed us in the home to make sure they had a copy as well. The plumber arrives and informs us that the water heater is full of calcium build up and needed to be replaced. He did not even look at the faucets but he did fix a BAD leek in the kitchen sink. I was told he would check with Brewer-Caldwell about approval to replace the water heater. I then noticed more roaches in the kitchen. I called Monica again about all the issues with no answer. I left a voice mail and I sent an e-mail about the roach situation. No reply was made to my e-mail. I tried to run a load of dishes thru the dishwasher and it would not work. All it was doing was getting really hot and no water would spray. I called the company that placed us in the house and informed them of the situation. They contacted Brewer-Caldwell to get it fixed. It took 2 visits from the repair man to fix the issue with the dishwasher. After a few days of waiting for a reply and receiving none I then called the company that placed us in the house. After I made the call my phone rings and it is the elusive Monica from Brewer-Caldwell she tells me that a pest guy will be calling to come treat for the roaches. I asked had she spoken to the plumber and she informed me as long as there was hot water it did not matter what noise was coming out of the water heater they were not going to replace it.The pest guy comes and tells me the roaches are German Roaches and they will go into hiding while the water is turned off and resurface once the water is turned back on. This made perfect since. Since the roaches were in the house when we moved in we were not to be charged to remove them. Now keep in mind we were displaced due to a fire. We left our home with nothing but the clothing on our backs. We went to Wal-Mart and purchased new clothing to wear. The displacement housing company hired a company to furnish the rental and provide all the towels and sheets for the rental. The only thing we brought with us was our grey cat. As you all know roaches do not hitch hike on cats so there is NO way we brought the roaches with us. I have an infant and there is no way I will tolerate roaches. A month after the pest control person came and treated we get a bill for the bug guy. Can you believe they are trying to charge me for the removal of the roaches????!!! I called Monica and I got her on the phone this time. She tells me they never received our move-in checklist. I told her I faxed and mailed it to her. I even mailed it in the envelope they provided me when we picked up the keys. She denies it again and I informed her that I also faxed it to the company that placed us in the house and they have a copy of it. She was very rude to me on the phone and accused us of bringing the roaches with us. I informed her there was no way we brought them with us. She then said you are telling me your family had no furniture in the house and you slept on the floor. The nerve!!! I told her the company provided us with furniture and told her what the bug guy told me when he came. She refused to take the fee off our account. So I filed a complaint with the BBB and reported this to them. Then I called the manager of the Monica lady. The manager tells me they will not be charging me for the pest control and that will be taken off the account. She also told me they would honor the move-in check list that I sent to the displacement location company that placed us in the house. So we move out of the house and are back home and I get to thinking I have not received anything from Brewer-Caldwell about our security deposit so I hop in the car and ride over to the property and check the mail in the box. I gave Brewer-Caldwell our home address but yet there was a letter in the box from them at the rental property that we had moved out of. In this letter they charged me for the pest control and took the money out of my security deposit!!!! Can you believe the crap we have been though with this company and during a really hard time in our lives as it was? Displaced due to a fire and getting screwed up the wazoo by Brewer-Caldwell. This is a horrible company and I would NOT recommend them for nothing!!! After looking online there are others that have had problems with this company. Please listen when I tell you to STAY AWAY from this company.

Thank you everyone,

Monday, March 5, 2012

Emily 26 Week Update

WOW I am in shock that my little one is already 26 weeks old!!

Look at how big she is getting. I will post better pictures soon. I found my camera!! I wanted to make a quick post and let everyone see my little heart!!! She is fussy and crying right now so I gotta run. I will post again super soon. Now that she is older she has better times that she lets me get on the computer.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Craftybabyhope 25% off ALL store items CHECK IT OUT

I am having a store wide sale over at ArtFire. Ger a wopping 25% off all items in my studio this week. I have a range of cool items. I will list a few here for you. So go on over to CraftyBabyHope on ArtFire to check it out!!!

And that is just a tast of some of the items you will find.

Thank you for your support.