Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Muse ...


 Hear;
for I will speak of excellent things;
and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
~ Proverbs 8:6 ~


Have a wonderful week!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Muse ...

A new week ...

A fresh start ...


~ Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are new. ~
(2 Corinthians 5:17)


He's a God of new beginnings ...
and I, for one, am so thankful!

How about you? :)
Have a blessed week!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

D is for Delightful ...


Ladies,
you know when you find something really wonderful
like a new mascara, lipstick, moisturizer or cleanser
(whether it's for your skin or your home! ;)
& you just can't wait to share your discovery because
 it's just that awesome?

Well, this is just like that ... only different ...
it has been life altering ...
Winter has never been my fave and (admittedly) I do more than my fair share of complaining pointing out how miserably freezing cold it is,
BUT ...
this winter has been unseasonably warm,atypical,
the warmest by far since '78-79,
(my first here in West Virginia)
which left me nothing to complain about ...

EXCEPT...
I felt uncharacteristically blue, just not myself;
and while I'm no stranger to bone and joint discomfort, I was much more achy than usual and the pain had reached a level I had started to find somewhat concerning ...

SO ... FINALLY ...
I decided it was time to go to the doc ...
which is in the top five of my most unfavorite things.
(I worked in a doctor's office for 20+ years and seldom saw a doc, unless I passed one in the hallway ;)


I told her my symptoms and expressed my concerns ...
She listened and ordered bloodwork and ...
voila! ... eureka! ... surprise!

the culprit?

(or lack thereof ...)
a "hideously low" (her words, not mine) Vitamin D level ...
and resultant anemia
(apparently, left unchecked, the two go hand in hand)

I was pleased and surprised.
Simple enough to fix, right?
Thankfully ... Yes!

A prescription for Vitamin D (a gazillion units ;) for eight weeks which will (fingers crossed!) elevate my level to the point where a daily OTC supplement of 1000 IU will do the trick
(that along with a women's multi-vitamin with iron to correct the mild anemia :)

So ...
I said all that to say this ...
If you happen to find yourself not feeling like yourself,
it just may be that you need to go see your friendly neighborhood MD, DO, PA or FNP
and have your Vitamin D level checked ...

It's been nearly four weeks and I'm feeling better.
At first I thought that maybe it was my imagination ...
Surely I couldn't be telling a difference so soon but I'm certain ...  It's true ...

I'm making a comeback ...

I'm starting to feel like me again!

YAY!

Vitamin D ...


DELIGHTFUL!!!!