Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for coming to all of my doctor's appointments, and taking me to my #AllergyShots
every single week. I adore you, thank you for taking care of me but not treating me like "the sick girl". I love you endlessly 💖
What has been top of mind for you this week? My front-and-center covers the gamut of mundanity, growth and fun:
1. Our Christmas book this year for Christmas Eve is so special to me. “Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas” is poignant and beautiful.
2. Allergy shots consumed me. That will have to be a post on its own, but I share a few details on the blog.
3. I just finished reading a fascinating research book called “I Know How She Does It” by Laura Vandenkam.
4. Matt’s promotion ceremony is scheduled days before Christmas and I’d like to serve something different from the traditional sheet cake and punch. All suggestions welcome!
5. My two youngest brothers are visiting and it is SO FUN to have them here!🎉
Link in profile for details and references. Happy Friday and happy weekend my friends!
#fridayfive #weekinreview #morelifetomydays #familyvisiting #christmastraditions #rockstellstories @pattirokus #iknowhowshedoesit #bookstoread #scribd #promotionceremony #militaryspouse #allergyshots #immunology
This was my kiddo two years ago today. Doc said he hadn’t seen this much reaction in 15 years. That began shots, prednisone, and upped the inhalers. However, those things have side effects. Bad ones. So I researched and read. We finally found oils to help him. He isn’t 100% clear but he’s so much better. I’m working on keeping the frequency in his body up too, so that could help.
Young Living isn’t just “smell good” oils. They’re life changing. The toxin/chemical free products we use now help his body heal by NOT putting chemicals in, even by breathing them in. Life changing!!! Not just a fad. .
#younglivingessentialoils #yleo #allergies #allergyshots #oils #chemicalfree #toxinfree #health #livewell
So, so proud of this girl today. She’s very brave every time I come in and give her an allergy shot, even though she clearly hates it. She hasn’t chewed a hole in her skin in months! It feels amazing to know that the allergy shots are working and she’s doing better.
#dogsofinstagram #cattledog #beagle #allergyshots
While some people are allergic to pine trees, there is a more common allergen that could be sneaking into your home, hidden on the branches of your live Christmas tree: mold. Christmas trees that are cut ahead of time may have been stored in a humid environment, allowing mold spores to form, and those spores can continue to increase in your home. (Pollen that has been stuck to the tree may also be released once inside your home.) To avoid these symptoms, wear gloves and long sleeves to prevent allergens from coming into contact with your skin. If possible, spray the tree down with a hose and let it dry before bringing it into the house. Or, if you sense you do have an allergy to mold, maybe go for a fake tree this year? Learn more about holiday allergens in our latest blog article, link in profile!⠀
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This is how I feel regularly, I wish I could leave the house do my errands and go to the gym and what not, and to be approached, how come it was easier being a child and make friends? When did it become the best way to communicate is through the internet? Why is it so hard to make female friends face to face? Why is there a stigma about it that makes it chilling? Why can't a compliment lead to a decent conversation? And why is it that it always seems easier to approach and talk to women much older than my age? Am I instantly feeling that I will automatically relate? (Yes 😖) and does it make me feel bad? yes kind of does actually, because if talking about our feminine parts wasn't so taboo then maybe there'd be more common ground with women who are in there mid 30's or 40's that'd I'd possibly have a chance at being friends with. *
To make this even worse at or at least I feel that way is I still don't understand why it's so important to make friends? Why does my therapist want me to make friends? I stopped talking in group therapy after being cut off several times.
Ex: talking about PCOS, cancer, and endo; I was told by a room of 4 other women that'd I'd become pregnant when I least expect it. One said I didn't get pregnant until I was 37, one said just because you don't have your right ovary and tube doesn't stop the chances.
I talk about my immunology shots for allergies and I tell them that on the day after Thanksgiving I went to urgent care and have a sinus infection and tell them about my sinus surgery and they ask me why don't I do it the natural way and not use antibiotics and steriods( I use my neti pot 2 times a day) I did try for 2 weeks and I use a steriod medicine called budesonide in my neti pot.
FUCK FAKE FRIENDS
My first patient today came in specifically to discuss “allergy drops” with me. He had heard about them from a friend. So what are these so called allergy drops? .
Allergy drops are another form of allergy immunotherapy which was recently approved in the United States. They are more formally called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) allergy tablets. Rather than the more commonly heard of allergy shots, allergy tablets involve administering the allergens in a liquid or tablet form under the tongue generally on a daily basis. This can be a good option for patients with grass, weed or dust mite allergies or patients who want to avoid shots! .
Want to know more? Come talk to your local allergist today!
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How do we treat life-threatening reactions to venoms?⠀
-Acutely through epinephrine and supportive care. ⠀
-Long term: Through venom immunotherapy. This is a form of long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with stinging insect allergy.⠀
-Allergy shots work like a vaccine. Your body responds to injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, by developing immunity or tolerance to the allergen.⠀
-There are two phases: a build up phase & a maintenance phase.⠀
-You should always receive allergy shots supervised by a specialized physician in a facility equipped with proper staff and equipment to identify and treat adverse reactions to allergy injections, ideally at a board-certified allergists' office.⠀
-Want to learn more? Visit: https://tinyurl.com/yaejnp7p⠀
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Ashley and Ryan take 4 allergy shots every twice a week. I’m so impressed they don’t cry but they are sitting and being patient. #allergyshots #ashley #ryan
Monday has been long and it’s only 1:30pm. I have been having horrible, crippling periods for the past 5ish months and today I had to go get another shot so I could function. Then off to both kids speech appointment and then Connor started allergy shots today. This is something that I debated about for a while now. I have weighed out all the pros and cons and believe that Johanthan and I made the right decision in going ahead and starting allergy shots.
For those of you going how dare you, you teach natural things and promote healthier living thru non medication: well get off your horse and read better. I believe that there is a time and place for modern medicine. Example there are days durning my period I can’t walk because of the pain and nothing is taking it away except this shot, so I get the shot. Connor hasn’t been able to get his allergies under control and it’s getting to the scary point so we started shots.
With that being said his body will have a lowered immune system so we will be Oiling up and pushing antioxidants and probiotics! We will be supporting his body with natural non toxic products! I’m so thankful the Lord made these wonderful things!
Also at Charlie’s speech we noticed that he is doing so much better eating but is still choking on liquids unless they are positioned right (I know it makes no sense and it’s hard to explain, if you child chokes in liquids message me and we will talk more) so we are keeping his therapy in place and will keep strengthening his upper body!
#momofboys #momof3 #oilupbuttercup #allergyshots #allergies #speechtherapy #menstrualcramps #painfulperiods #painfulmenstruation #husbandandwifeteam #naturalliving #modernmedicine #balance
Milk can cause a lot of different kinds of sensitivities and intolerances. At Apex we will help you sort that out! 🥛😎
There is no correlation between iodine allergy and shellfish allergy🦀🦐
I used to pray for a hard killing frost every fall. A hard frost meant the end of my seasonal allergies - until spring.
7+ years of allergy shots, and many more years of prescription allergy medication and I was still hiding inside to find a reprieve from allergies. I even had permission from my doctor to (temporarily)double up my prescription meds just to make it through the day. 😲 Unfortunately, those medicines were just treating the symptoms and not solving the problem. 🙁
Did you know that in the past year and a half, I have taken a total of 2 allergy pills?! How is that even possible?!!!! 🤨
I owe it all to better gut health! If you don’t know, gut health affects SO many different aspects of your health - including ALLERGIES! 🙌🏻
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? I would love to help you get to the root of the problem!
I had a chance to sit down before work to reflect on how grateful I am.
Guys, I have an amazing husband who supports me in whatever I decide to do and a child who, at least a few times a week tells how much he loves me. This is RARE
Josh and Tate get to stay home today and normally I'd be jealous. Honestly, I'm just happy that I have a husband who can stay home and hang out with him and probably feed him too many sweets and taco bell 😋
My heart is happy 💕
#gratefulheart #boymom #dogmom #turkeyeve #nurselife #allergyshots #coffeelover #gratefulwife
We enjoy problem solving. Moreover, if a patient has come to see us, they have a problem and more than likely that problem is hindering their quality of life. Each and every day we set out to bring quality of life back to our patients through our undivided attention, thoughtful diagnosis and patient specific solutions - all while having a little fun along the way.
Here at the vet with my cowdog 💜
With the family coming in, and your schedule becoming more hectic, don’t forget your allergy shot and take a 30 minute break from it all!
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Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving Season! 🦃🍂❤️💉