My stomach 4 days post surgery!
Hello everyone! It has been exactly one month since I last posted on this website and for that I am sorry! So much has happened in this last month!
The biggest thing that has happened is I had surgery! I know right?! Well I had to have an appendectomy (removal of my appendix) and I had a cyst inside my ovary about the size of a golf ball that had to be removed! This all happened about a week ago, but I had not been feeling too well for a few weeks prior to the operation. I will spare everyone all of the gory details, but it was a very quick thing that happened:
-Earlier in the month, I had realized I was not feeling 100%. I of course dove into my alternative medicine and health books to try to figure out what was going on. To me, all of my symptoms seemed to be leading to my womb. I was wondering if I was pregnant and something was wrong, at the time I had mirena, but I have heard of women getting pregnant while on mirena. I took pregnancy tests and found that I was not pregnant. Then last Tuesday, I was visiting my Father when I realized something was really wrong. The pain in my stomach was serious. I stopped at an After Hours clinic to see if there was something easy to diagnose. The doctor did not do anything for me. She drew blood and said they would call me back in a week and to take it easy. She did say if my pain got any worse to go to the hospital. About 3 hours later my husband and I decided to go to the hospital because I could not handle the pain anymore. After waiting at the hospital for 4 hours I was sent home and was told to come back if my pain got any worse, that I might be having the beginning stages of appendicitis or an infection of some kind. Sure enough about 10 hours later we returned to the hospital. That was when everything started happening pretty quick. A doctor met me in the room where they take your vitals and began talking about a large cyst on my ovary. I was given something for pain very quickly and the taken to get an ultrasound. The Emergency Room doctors then came and talked to me after some tests and told me that I needed an "OB team" because the pain was definitely my cyst. I'd have to say, that I'm lucky that my problems were in this womanly department because a mentor and doctor of mine, Dr. Dutt, is my OB/GYN and she practices regular and Alternative Medicine. It took about 9 hours to get a call from her, but I could tell that my situation was pretty serious when she spoke with me on the phone. The normally bubbly doctor told was very serious and explained that I was definitely having surgery that day and she was going to do everything she could to save my ovary. She came and saw me in Pre-op and told me I was going to be okay and to trust her. That being said she did an amazing job! She removed my appendix because it looked swollen and "WONKY" and I would probably end up back getting that removed in a week. She saved my ovary and left me forever appreciative for what she did for me.
Like I have said before many times, with my own clients and here on this blog, there are times when Western Medicine is needed. In my case, Eastern medicine probably would not have helped or saved me. So if you aren't finding relief with Eastern medicine, you need to consult a health care professional and/or your doctor.
Right now I am doing well and I am looking forward to getting myself back to feeling healthy again. I am currently going to school for my bachelor's in complimentary and alternative health. I am going to continue to further my education by learning acupuncture and many other forms of Eastern medicine. I hope to one day make an impact on someone's life the way my doctors have made on mine!
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Since I have been sick and dealing with a sinus infection I have been eating certain foods. The best thing I was able to eat was this wild rice and veggie soup I created. Here is the recipe:
1 bag of mixed frozen organic veggies
2 cups of veggie stock
2 cups of water
3 garlic cloves
1 small onion chopped
1 cup dry mixed brown and wild black rice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of oregano
pinch of parsley
pinch of herbs de providence
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
-In a small pot, put chopped onion & chopped garlic cloves in with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
-Sautee about 3 minutes
-Add the vegetable stock & water
-Add the frozen veggies, cook on med-low
-While you are cooking the veggies and stock, cook the rice in a rice cooker
-When the rice is done cooking add the rice and spices
-Bring to a boil for a minute or two
-Enjoy with some hot sauce or just plain!
I have been on a journey for a few years that has lead me to learn to love myself. Growing up I happened to surround myself with people who were "Debbie Downers".
It took me a while but after getting burned a few times I have learned that a lot of the people who bring you down are those who are not happy with their life or love themselves.
Loving yourself is a very important factor in your overall mental health. Your mental health also affects your physical health. Five years ago I met the man of my dreams. He told me (and still tells me) everyday how much he loves me and that I am beautiful. He tells me the things that I do that make me amazing and set me apart from others. I began to see how he told me the things he loved about me but there were so many things I hated about me. So what did I do? I figured out the things I truly didn't like about myself- and then I took my best foot forward to change them. I found something that I truly enjoyed and pursued it- Holistic health and alternative medicine. In October 2012, I graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
My husband and I got married in May 2012, and using that as a point in life when things changed... I found that I have become more positive and can see the good in people and in life. My relationship with the Lord has made leaps and bounds. I honestly can look at myself in the mirror everyday and to be honest I know the things I don't like about myself but I work on them daily. I also see the good deep down that comes out daily.
If you find yourself in a rut and are having trouble loving yourself- it looks like it is time for you to get balanced! Schedule an appointment with me today for a FREE health history consultation- and I will help you get on the road to loving yourself!
Hello everyone! I know it has been a week or so since I last posted but so much has happened in this last week! There are a lot of new things coming from Healthy by Choice- many starting in the New Year, but one thing that is new as of today are our salves!
We also have a new formula for our lip balms! Click here to check them out. They are $2 and if you order one by Saturday December 1st you will get a FREE goat's milk soap!
Healthy by Choice is now making salves for all your different needs!
Here are the types we have now:
-Skin healing (general)
They are all pretty awesome and are all 100% organic! As of right now they come in 2 different sizes- 1 ounce and 4 ounce sizes! They will be uploaded to Etsy soon- but if you want to get an order in please email me or comment here! I can get your order ready quickly! Click Here to be taken to Healthy by Choice's shop on Etsy!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that are absolutely healthy for during the holiday season! If anyone has any questions about other foods- please feel free to comment below or email me and I will post one of my recipes for it!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.