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Blessed Mama's Blurbs: June 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Life with Spondylolisthesis


Writing this isn't going to be easy for me. Sometimes I still can't even believe I have it.

What is Spondylolisthesis you ask? When my dr first said the word to me I was dumbfounded. I had no idea what exactly it was. Like every other human being out there I ran home and immediately did my research on it and I'm not thrilled about having it to say the least.

For those who still don't know, here you go: "
Spondylolisthesis is the forward displacement of a vertebra, especially the fifth lumbar vertebra, most commonly occurring after a break or fracture. Backward displacement is referred to as retrolisthesis."

For 8 years I pushed through the pain of it. I still to this day cannot figure out when or how it happened. All I know is shortly after I gave birth to my first daughter I started having pain in my lower back. It increased over the years. Even when I was working it still hurt. After giving birth to my second child, the pain just became overwhelming but I still pushed through it.

After having dealt with it for so long, my very loving and caring husband had had enough of seeing me in pain to the point of being in tears and pushed me to make a dr's appt. Sure enough back in February I did. I went in, told him what was going on and he sent me for an x-ray. A few days later I got the call about my condition and was prescribed with physical therapy for one month. It helped... but only temporarily. Something popped in my pelvic area a week before my script was up but unfortunately it did not cure the problem. It's still there. My physical therapist and I discussed me doing an at home program with the exercises I learned but even that has not helped.

The road this is going to take me down is something I greatly fear. I don't ever want to have something injected into my back and I sure as heck do not want surgery. These 2 reasons are the ones I kept in the front of my mind all those years and decided to just push through the pain.

I can't even describe how many nights I stayed up crying because of pain or crying because I don't know what the future holds for me. I cried in front of my dr, cried in front of my physical therapist, cried in front of my husband and even my children.

This medical condition is no joke. Even with surgery or injections it's something I'm going to have to deal with for the rest of my life. It's never going to fully go away. The damage is done and I have to live with it.

It's no fun having to constantly sit with a pillow behind my back or even a heating pad. It's no fun not being able to stand in place for more than 5 minutes at a time. It takes me hours just to get dishes done. I cannot sit and fold laundry or even stand and fold laundry without ending up in pain. I have become very limited on what I can do and it sucks.

I will continue writing my journey in the months and years ahead to keep a record and let everyone know how I'm doing.

I will forever be known as a "spondy" and I've accepted it. I don't know what the road ahead has in store for me but I am grateful to have such a caring husband who has been there for me with this every step of the way.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pure Raspberry Ketones 1000 Mg/ Serving, Without Fillers and Binders. Natural Fat Burners Review + Giveaway


Presently there are thousands of supplementary products that claim to be beneficial for weight loss. Apart from Raspberry, the Raspberry Ketone is also found in fruits like  cranberries and blackberries. The use of Raspberry Ketone has a unique formulation and is a proven method for consistent weight loss. It is available both as 250 mg and as 500 mg. Let us know more about this supplement:
  • Raspberry Ketone is also known as 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one. The bioactive ingredients present in it make it useful for maintaining good health.
  • Adiponectin secretion is well regulated with the help of raspberry ketone supplement. The adiponectin hormone is responsible for controlling the metabolism process.
  • The supplement boosts metabolism and assists in healthy weight loss management.
  • It stimulates an acid-catabolism process. It has a natural antioxidant property that is known to keep your health in optimum condition.
  • Conditions like metabolic disorders, liver derangement and obesity and type 2 diabetes can also be checked with raspberry ketone administration.
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When I first opened this product, I was amazed at how good it smelled. It was so powerful that hours after I took it I could still taste the raspberry flavor on my tongue. Most pills taste terrible after taking them. Not this one.

I've been taking this one for a few days now and I have noticed an increase in my energy levels. I'm on my feet way more and it's not a hassle taking these like other pills I have tried. One would consider the size of these as a "horse pill'. I personally believe the flavor and what it does definitely makes up for it.

After having 2 kids, it's been rather hard trying to lose weight so I know this will help me out with that in the long run. I still have some pills left so I'm hoping it continues to give me the energy and helps with me losing weight.

I personally believe this product works if used correctly along with daily exercise.

To try the product out for yourself, you can buy it here: Pure Raspberry Ketones


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$50 Matilda Jane Giveaway on Facebook




I am giving away a $50 Matilda Jane gift card on my Facebook page once I reach 500 fans. If you want to enter, go here: Blessed Mama's Blurbs Facebook Page


Garcinia Cambogia Extract by Natural Nutrition Labs Review + Giveaway




Natural Nutrition Lab's Garcinia Cambogia Extract is a product that is produced
in the USA. They use 60% HCA. It is known to be a fast acting weight loss
supplement.

Dr. Oz recommends it and says it is "The most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss to date".

The rind of the fruit Garcinia Cambogia, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), is responsible for its powerful weight loss properties.
HCA helps weight loss by:
* Blocking An Enzyme That Helps Produce Body Fat
* Suppressing Your Appetite By Increasing Serotonin

A study by Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism in 2004 stated that people who added this ingredient appeared to lose up to three times more weight.


I have heard a lot recently about the product known as Garcinia Cambogia and how it can help with weight loss. I'll admit I was rather skeptical that it would ever work. I tried it for 1 week and lost 1.4 lbs. I also made it a point to walk 2.2 miles every other day on my treadmill along with taking the pills with a glass of water. After taking it, I did notice that it helped me portion out my meals and not overeat. I stayed fuller longer and I cut back a lot on my night eating during the first week. I plan on continuing out the remainder of the bottle and hope it helps me lose at least 5 lbs by the end of the month. Maybe more.

You can buy the product here on Amazon: Garcinia Cambogia Extract

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Accepted for my first product review AND giveaway!!



Someone is finally giving me a chance to put my writing and review skills to the test and I am so excited! Thank you to this company for this! I will not disappoint! Be on the look out for a giveaway to go with it! :)


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