Returning post

Good afternoon folks, I’m back, again πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š. Hopefully, I’m back for good. I’ve recently started my actual health/advocate blog, self education, patient advocate blog. So I’ll be tentatively blogging my health and patient advocacy over there and any and all of my writing, here.

I just wanted to touch base and let everyone know, I’m back, and I’m planning on staying this time. So, if there’s anything that you might wanna see here, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Have a great rest of your day folks.πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š

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Another Monday

Good evening folks,I totally intended for my posts to be up yesterday or today, but, as we clearly see, it’s after 6pmET, and, I’m finally posting.🀣🀣

So, I know what some of you are probably thinking, what in the world, rather, why in the world, would she post lyrics to Cinderella song? Well, here’s the reason. I have a internal radio DJ, who plays songs in my head for sometimes reasons I have to figure out, or sometimes for absolutely no apparent reason. God does this for reasons unbeknownst to me, but I do know, sometimes it’s ridiculous. πŸ€”πŸ€”

I’ve also realized, no thanks to Jesus himself anyhow, that I’ve always wanted to write and well, I’ve got this blog that is perfect for me to start posting stories. So, tentatively, by Weds I should have something up here.

For anybody who lives in Michigan and likes going to the Grand Haven coast guard festival, it was very busy this weekend and wow, to walk from the parking lot to the rocks next to the boardwalk, my feet swelled up, my whole right leg ached, but otherwise I enjoyed the walk. However that’s put me on my tail for a couple of days. But what I can do while sitting, is read, write, and craft. I’m still 6 squares away from having my baby blanket project done, I’ve got many library ebooks and eaudiobooks to read and listen to and various physical books and other ebooks to read. Plus I’ve got lots of shows to catch up on

So, that has been my weekend in a nutshell. Hopefully you all have had a great weekend and I’ll catch y’all later. In the meantime all, have a blessed week. πŸ€—πŸ™

Powerful statements

Good afternoon folks, I just found these 2 videos on YouTube based on the state of what’s going on in our world. Sorry, not sorry if it offends anybody.

* https://youtu.be/FxvO8DEc308

* https://youtu.be/aB2mMsNT9Kc

I agree with what these two had to say, the first link, is directed mainly at nurses and healthcare staff. I’m not sure where everyone who stops in is located, but, as I’ve stated before, I’m located in Michigan and a few of our biggest healthcare systems has announced that all employees and students must be/get vaccinated to go/work/stay employed or in school.

I’ll be looking into these further and noting my thoughts on the info here. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday and I will catch y’all later. Prayers and blessings to you allπŸ€—πŸ™

New month, new outlook

Good Sunday morning everyone. Three months sabbatical and I’m back with, what I’m hoping, is a better plan of what I’m planning on doing with my blog. If there’s anything you may want to see here, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

I’ve had a rough few months, on top of coming up with many new ways to do with this blog and keep me writing and posting content. I named this blog, North writing site and, well, I haven’t been writing as much as I’d hoped. So I’ve considered turning it into, North lifestyle blog or North lifestyle writing blog.

This past week, I’ve hung with my family, yesterday, had a family gathering, missing a few, but, we need to become more organized next yearπŸ€”πŸ€” I’ve eaten stuff that, I definitely shouldn’t have eaten and had more frustrating conversations with Drs.

My tentative game plan for this week, I’m planning on making me a August tbr, based on books(ebooks and physical books), that I already own, continuing on my writing journey, (restart my daily writing plan), continuing on already started craft projects, and doing whatever exercises my body can tolerate.

This blog is going to consist of: * writing(blog post content and writing stories)….* Diet/exercise/health, health issues…. And much more. Today, I watched our church service online, still can’t tolerate to much noise or lights, it sucks, but welcome to the world of one with chronic, invisible illnesses. Our sermon was based on proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path. This is one of my all time favorite verses in the bible that I try standing on all the time.

Ok, I’ve acknowledged I’m back, what my great intentions are for my blog and a brief explanation of my day and week. So, I’m going to end my rambling and wish you all a wonderful rest of your Sunday.

This is my testimony

Good morning all, I’m back. I know, almost 3 long months and I’ve seen a few new followers, greatly appreciated. I’ve spent the past 3 months dealing with major health issues, some which were quite life threatening and the rest have been trying to recoup from 2 hospital stays. You sometimes never understand how serious some health issues are, until you’re dealing with them yourselves.

One such major issue I’ve been praying about and contemplating about this blog, is whether to keep up this blog, and if I keep it, what exactly I’m gonna do with it. After a lot of praying and heavy discussion with God about what I’m going to be doing with this blog, as you’ve all seen the title, North writing site, I started this site because I’ve wanted to be a writer since I learned to write as a little girl and now that I’m, now 45πŸ€—πŸ™, celebrated my 45th birthday and 11th wedding anniversary Friday the 23rd of April, I’ve always, always, let fear, rejection, people’s negativity and bad influences of various degrees, deter me from fulfilling my passions-reading, reviewing and writing.

So, in the upcoming days, weeks and months, this will be the North lifestyle writing blog, I might have to adjust the name also.

I just wanted to pop in and touch base and tell you all that, yes, I truly am still alive and kicking, much slower now, which I’ll share more on that later. As you can see the title today is, my testimony, God has been working on me, ALOT lately. I keep praying to him, asking to either be healed, take me home, or please show me why, as one of our Bible studies was awhile ago, what’s your why? I’m not a good patient, at all, in the hospital or at home. Having blood clots in your legs and lungs, sucks and really makes you be more humble and grateful for life.

I am a cord cutter, when it comes to tv. I’ve watched believe, what would Jesus do and in his steps, all on tubi tv app on roku, all for free. Those movies all have one big message that has made me consider doing it in my house. It’s too do the, what would Jesus do challenge for a year, but I think I would start with a smaller incriminate of time, like 3 months. Try it for 3 month time spans. I’ll keep you apprised of how that’s going also.

Ok, I’m done ranting for a bit. I pray you all have a blessed dayπŸ€—πŸ™ https://youtu.be/7NyH9mDYECk….a little something to pick you all up today.

New day, new week, new month

Good morning all, praying everyone is happy, healthy and safe. Happy Friday everyone. This post,I was hoping to have it up Monday, but, clearly that didn’t happen. So, the 5th day isn’t so bad.

Today was, long and, well, long. I’ll say this, chronic invisible illnesses, are not for the weak. This morning, I spent 4 1/2hrs on the phone with a new Dr, the new face of telemedicine healthcare. It was with Michigan headache specialists. They were very thorough and cut to the chase. When I explained to him, that uh, I’m done with drs who wanna do nothing but pad their pockets and big pharma’s pockets, he started explaining that, there’s a way to actually check who is and isn’t doing it. We shall see.

Hubby had his radioactive pill for his imaging test tomorrow to see exactly where else his thyroid cancer may be. Hoping that shows nothing. I had an x ray Monday on my right foot, to see if I actually broke it or just badly bruised it. I’ll post on that when I know more.

I see the liver specialist on Monday to see exactly how severe or if I even have NASH-non alcoholic steatohepatitis. That’s the more severe form of liver disease, which I’m working on researching it more. Again, more on these health issues later.

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading lately and that’s not me. I used to be one, even with kids, that I’d either read a book a day or at least a book a week. Lately, I haven’t even gotten a book a week. So, I’ve gotten somewhat of a tbr in mind, but will share that, hopefully tomorrow. Right now I’m listening to The Witness-Dee Henderson. It’s the prequel of her O’malley series. It’s Christian fiction and I’ll be continuing on with her series.

I woke up this morning with yet again, a kick a**headache, as always. Lights added to it, and sadly couldn’t hibernate. So after my headache virtual visit,I had some lunch, made me smoothies, watched some more of the flash and then napped.

But that is all for now, have a great night. Safe travels to anyone traveling in our winter wonderland, especially here in Michigan. πŸ€—πŸ™

Clearing out clutter

Good evening all, just wanted to jump in here and chat a minute. Yes, gauging on my title, you’ve probably guessed it, or questioned what clutter I was clearing? Well, it is now, almost the end of January and here in West Michigan, our recycle company comes every other week. Well, if I was a trash or recycle hauler, I wouldn’t want to pick up next week. 😯

Anyhow, I’ve been decluttering our basement, more specifically, decluttering stuff we’re not going to use, or haven’t used in over 5yrs. I told my teenagers, and my husband last week, we were going to start going thru and purging stuff, cleaning, straightening stuff up. My husband then looked at me, and said,”we’re not the incredibles honey, I have no problem with boxes still being in the basement.” Well, ok.

I’ve been trying to be more diligent in also, clearing the negative clutter, out of my life, my heart, soul and my mind. That however, is going to be, a much longer, harder goal to accomplish than just clearing the physical clutter out. It’s been getting harder and harder to be the primary one who’s more diligent in reading my Bible, family devotions in my household.

Because I’ve set myself New years goals, I’ve slacked off and need to get myself back on a schedule to do my personal devos and praise and worship before I’ve done much else in the morning. I’ll be back on the daily Bible reading tomorrow morning, along with reading backdated books, or books I had every intention of reading and reviewing last year and, for whatever the reason, haven’t gotten to them. I’ve been listening to one audiobook I downloaded off scribd, it’s by Dee Henderson and it’s, the witness. I won’t leave spoilers, but I will say it’s a good read/listen.

Ok, that’s all folks, have a great rest of your night, and I’ll catch ya all again, soon. I’m still trying to get a bit more regular on here, between being a trucker’s wife, two teenagers who are always home now, and chronic, invisible illnesses that tends to leave me not wanting to do much, it’s sometimes a struggle to get here when I do.

I’m praying for you all tonight, safe travels for anyone who’s out and about braving snowy, icy roads and for everyone and anyone battling covid or other chronic invisible illnesses.

Trusting

In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 1 Peter 5:10 NIV https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.5.10.NIV

Good morning folks, this was the daily Bible verse and knowing what I’ve got going on inside my body lately, I was led to share this here in case anybody else needed to hear this.

Just had a appt on Friday to meet and talk with, what I thought was going to be a nutritionist or dietician, no, it was an occupational therapist. To go over my diet and tentative exercise regimen to help out my liver. For anyone who’s not familiar with issues with your liver, or any form of liver disease, it can be fatal. I say can be, because it most times, doesn’t have any outward signs or symptoms. Everybody is different and some could have outward symptoms. Myself, I’ve had some form of gut and digestive issues most of my life, so when realizing and told about 10yrs ago, that I had NAFLD,I knew nothing.

NAFLD and NASH stand for Non alcoholic fatty liver disease and non alcoholic steatohepatitus. Having just NAFLD, not to bad, but when it turns into nash and worse, again, quite often without external symptoms or signs, it can be fatal. I myself, am starting to really get into researching it. But, when I met on Friday, with the OT, she did not, whatsoever, wanna hear, nor believe, that drugs cause side effects and that some side effects, include weight gain. That just calories did that.

Add having nash, to IBS(irritable bowel), adrenal fatigue, interstitial cystitis, GERD-gastro esophageal reflux disease, chronic pain, severe chronic headaches/migraines, high blood pressure, overactive bladder, it doesn’t always make said patients happy and pleasant. Don’t always go with what your one Dr or therapist is saying, get a 2nd,3rd opinion. Do your own research.

https://www.fattyliverfoundation.org/

Find a FibroScan

https://www.nashdisease.org/

I have, above here, left a few websites for people to check out if you so choose. Have a fabulous Sunday and may God bless and keep you all.

Be loving

[Follow] Be Loving β€’ Devotional https://bible.com/reading-plans/16658/day/3?segment=0

Good morning folks, I know a couple weeks ago, I posted here to say hello and happy new year and that I would touch up on things that have kept me at bay. I’m back, I’m here, and I’ll be working on stopping Satan from deterring me into the land of I can’t. I pray whomever reads this, follows me, that you’ll do the same, I know it’s easier said then done.

Ok, I’ve set myself up for the New year, and as long as I listen to God and follow his nudges and directions, I’ll be posting here quite often.

Today, I’ve been up since before 8am, hurt like severe thunder, and my pain is getting severe as I write this. Too give some ideas on how I feel right now, my head, on the left side, feels like I’ve been branded, and I have burning pressure pain in the upper left side of my head. I’ve got major light sensitivity, which sucks when it’s bright and sunny. All this is never seen or noticed looking at me, which is why it’s classified as an invisible illness.

That is what’s my day so far. I’ll be on a bit later to update again.