Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Want To Bless You Today

Turn up the volume, sit back, and take it in....
I wept and wept and felt utter JOY. I had no idea Steve Harvey (the famous comedian) had done this. I received a link to it in my email and I HAVE to, HAVE to, share it with you. It's just THAT good...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

**IT'S FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY** Pass The Candle To A Fibromyalgia Fighter

candle Pictures, Images and Photos Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!
Show someone you care about them and support them.
Pass the candle on along with a message from your heart.
**(The link for the codes you can use to pass the candle on can be found at the bottom of my post.)

Here is my message to YOU from my heart:


My friends,
Today I'm passing this candle on to you
as a symbol of my support on Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
You are NOT alone.
I walk with you.
I understand your pain, your sorrow,
your isolation, your despair,
your refusal to give up and give in,
your FIGHT!
You matter to me...every day.
I think of you...every day.
You inspire me to keep going...every day.
I thank The Lord for the gift of YOU in my life.
Because of YOU, I am a better person, a more focused person,
a more compassionate person, a more patient person.
Because of YOU, I keep fighting to LIVE.
Because of YOU, I want to be a survivor, a teacher,
a mentor, a friend...
Thank you for the ways you've given yourself to me,
both in big ways and in small...they have ALL counted.
I pray the blessings of The Lord over you
and I pray that you would prosper in all ways, in all you do,
and in all you give.
YOU have blessed me, and today I celebrate YOU!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


With my sincerest respect and care,
Sherri

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Codes for the candle:
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Celebrate The Stick!

















Hello Everyone,

I had sort of a humorous, but not, post for us today. During this fibro flare I've been back on my cane for walking support and as I was dropping my daughter off at school today I was thinking about my cane. Then I was thinking about all of you, and I thought, "embrace the stick!" "If you have to use one, use one with STYLE!". Why should we let Fibro or CFS or Allodynia steal our style??? We shouldn't!

I went hunting on eBay for walking sticks and canes and OH BOY! I came across some exquisite pieces and I had to run over here to POF and tell you about them. For instance, take a look at this link http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Canes-For-All-Walks-of-Life__W0QQ_armrsZ1 This seller has 100% positive feedback and has so many different styles and prices. There's virtually something for everyone! They have beautiful pieces for men and women, formal and informal, cherry wood, etched, silver handled, pink swirls, purple, flowers, patterns, contemporary modern, mother of pearl, left handed... you name it. I was so impressed!

Listen to me friends; fighting for your quality of life means taking what you have and celebrating YOURSELF. If you have to wear certain clothing to make life easier, if you need walking assistance, if you need to carry a purse, if you need to look super sharp at work, if you are patriotic, crafty, unusual,.... whatever you have to do to make your world easier to manage, whatever makes you special, celebrate YOU.

I put some pics of some beautiful walking sticks and canes here just to show you. If you have to use one, then get one that just oozes your personal style and spunk. Make it part of your wardrobe and walk in style. Celebrate the GIFT of walking. There are so many who can't...

If you are feeling down, get out a piece of paper and start listing anything and everything that you love and are thankful for. I don't care if it's a coffee cup that just perks you up, WRITE IT DOWN. Count your blessings and focus on the good things you have around you. It will help you to fight, help you to focus, help you to fight bitterness and depression, and it will help you remain strong inside.

(*Today is our National Day of Prayer! I will be including all of you in my prayers today. I will be asking The Lord to bless you, guide you, protect you, and make Himself known to you. I will also be lifting our country up in prayer and seeking The Lord's directions for how to maneuver through the vast amount of changes we are experiencing. Pray for our nation today!)

Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You don't have to do this alone.
I wish you a very, very blessed day today!
Sherri

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy - Worth Investigating

Hello Everyone,

First, thank you to everyone who has written to send encouragement and support while I'm in the middle of this flare. I've gotten some really really great messages and I appreciate them all very much. I love you guys!

Over the past couple of days I've been doing some more research and a lot of reading on Dr. Vickery's site. (The man has such GOOD information!)

While I was doing some learning on the various viruses and so forth that are part of the attack of Fibromyalgia, CFS, and Allodynia I ran across some interesting information on hydrogen peroxide therapy of all things! Turns out that this is a well known subject in many homeopathic circles the impact of which is remarkable, so I want to share some information here for you.

** Note: I'm still looking to see if there are side effects to using h.p.t. with medications. I have not found satisfactory information yet. Make sure to do a lot of reading and investigation on the subject and that if you choose to try hydrogen peroxide therapy, you ONLY USE FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide. All other forms (including the 3% form you can get at the drug store) are NOT for internal use. It has to be food grade or nothing! Be safe and do LOTS of reading and asking questions first. This is one of the natural ways of healing that HAS to be taken very seriously and not fooled around with. There are 2 ways to use it; orally and intraveniously. There are pros and cons to both, so reading and investigation must be done before making a final decision. WARNING: DO NOT USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE THERAPY IF YOU HAVE HAD A TRANSPLANT AS IT MAY CAUSE REJECTION OF THE ORGAN **

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There is a very good article by Dr. David Williams on the benefits of hydrogen peroxide therapy. The full article can be found at http://www.whale.to/a/williams1.html The following is an excerpt from the article:

"Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen. Cooking and over-processing of our foods lowers their oxygen content. Unrestrained antibiotic use destroys beneficial oxygen-creating bacteria in the intestinal tract. Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany has shown that for proper cellular utilization of oxygen to take place, our diets must contain adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. Unfortunately, the oils rich in these fatty acids have become less and less popular with the food industry. Their very nature makes them more biologically active, which requires more careful processing and gives them a shorter shelf-life. Rather than deal with these challenges, the food industry has turned to the use of synthetic fats and dangerous processes like hydrogenation.

It's obvious that our oxygen needs are not being met. Several of the most common ailments now affecting our population are directly related to oxygen starvation. Asthma, emphysema, and lung disease are on the rise, especially in the polluted metropolitan areas. Cases of constipation, diarrhea, intestinal parasites and bowel cancer are all on the upswing. Periodontal disease is endemic in the adult population of this country. Cancer of all forms continues to increase. Immune system disorders are sweeping the globe. Chronic fatigue, "Yuppie Flu" and hundreds of other strange viral diseases have begun to surface. Ironically, many of the new "miracle" drugs and nutritional supplements used to treat these conditions work by increasing cellular oxygen (oftentimes through H202 formation). For example, the miracle nutrient, Coenzyme Q10, helps regulate intercellular oxidation. Organic germanium, which received considerable publicity not too long ago, also increases oxygen levels at the cellular level. And even substances like niacin and vitamin E promote tissue oxidation through their dilation of blood vessels."

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Here is another good article as well: http://www.garynull.com/Documents/Arthritis/Hydrogen_Peroxide_Therapy.htm


I wish you the very best,
Sherri