Misc Update…..


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Marly sitting on a patio chair (yes she chewed up the cushion).

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.  I have been a bit under the radar lately.  Actually I was thrown into a depression and just hanging on so as not to take a leap into that black pit of suicidal thoughts.

How did I get here?  Well it turns out  that the landlord even after I got a personal trainer for the puppies wants me to move out after all.   I can’t really talk about that yet as I am still residing in the same location but when I am moved out I will write about the details.

Yes, that was the last straw for me.  It was a depression in which I would stay up till 4 am watching episodes of the “L Word” fast forwarding through all the sex scenes and then I would get up at 1 or 2 pm because I had to.  But all I really wanted to do was hide under the covers from the world.

It is the panic of being on the streets homeless with 3 dogs and 2 cats.  Business has been slow and my bank account rather than increasing has slowly been decreasing.  I don’t even have the money to move if I found a place.

I have till the end of summer at the latest the end of the year to move out.

So first priority is hiring new performers.  And that has been frustrating because I have hired and trained 4 people in the last 3 months and then they have flaked out on me–so frustrating.

Hiring is top on the list–then saving money to move out.

I am doing better–at least I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel–as long as I don’t get pounded again and I am left in a bit of peace and quiet to go about my business.

Maddy has her eye surgery on Monday.  I tried doing the holistic route with eye drops and massage but to no avail.  Surgery it seems is the only way to fix her cherry eye.

I usually turn down credit card offers but since her surgery is going to cost $900.00 I said yes to one credit card offer.

So, that where I am at in this moment.  I am just hanging on and working on moving forward in a positive way.  And as many of you know that is quite the challenge in and of itself.

I will try to catch up on my blogging. I would like to finish the cruise and New Orleans stories, I know I have some awards that I am so behind on as well, and a poem I promised to write.

So tonight I bought some lottery tickets.  Someone does win after all every couple of months or so.

And as part of the healing journey I will start reading tonight, “The Betrayal Bond”-Breaking free of Exploitative Relationships.  I am almost afraid of what I will learn in reading that book, but I think it’s time.

I love all of my readers and followers–you guys keep me going.  You have been that life saver for me in a sea of turmoil this past year.  I am blessed to know all of you and to share in your stories as well.

lots of love,

Ivonne and the girls…..

Healing Tools……………….2


toothache

 

A couple of weeks ago I found myself with this incredible toothache on my next to last molar.  I bit down on something (can not remember what I was eating) but this amazing pain just shot through my mouth.  Great I thought, I hate the dentist.  As a matter of fact I hate going to any doctor.  I have to be in intolerable pain or practically dying before I will go to the doctors.

I thought I would not be able to avoid the dentist at this point.  Granted I used a groupon to get my teeth whitened about a year ago.  I will go to doctors for cosmetic work–but that is different-go figure.  And I used a groupon to get an initial exam, x-rays and cleaning but when the dentist assistant comes out to tell me they recommend $5000.00 worth of work–I am thinking, “No, thank you.”  Seriously if I had an extra $5000.00 laying around I could go to work.  I most certainly would not get what I think is extraneous dental work.

So, explain to me how a crown works?  You file down what is there of my tooth, to put a fake tooth cover over it–hmnn and this is supposed to help how?   OH and a deep cleaning is $600.00, seriously.  Hey I know most of the dentist in Los Angeles need to pay off their USC dental school bill but not on my wallet.

When you don’t have health or dental insurance and all costs are out of pocket you think twice about what a dentist or doctor recommends.

Like, I said no thank you.  As long as I can eat and I have no pain I am fine.

Well now there is a pain.  Now what do I do?  Well, I look up USC dental school and check their rates.  If this is a root canal job it will cost about $400.00.  Great I have two puppies on the way, business has been slow I do not need $400.00 to just fly out of my bank account.

And my mother is out-of-town so I can’t do anything till she gets back so she can drive me in the event I need to be put under.  So in the meantime I start looking into dental plans and how to manage the pain until I can make an appointment.

I go to Target and buy some Orajel for baby teething pain. It’s a little gel that numbs the gums.  It tastes kind of funny but it does work to ease the pain and the throbbing.  I also take Tylenol and napoxim sodium as well.  Between the jel and the pills I manage the pain.

 

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The other thing I am doing is only eating on the left side of my mouth.  Did you know that the natural thing to do when chewing is to alternate between one side of the mouth and the other?  I did not know that.  As a matter of fact I never really gave it much thought to how I ate only how much I ate. So, yes it does take concentrated effort to only eat on one side of the mouth.  Try it the next time you have a meal and only chew on one side.  Interesting isn’t it.

I also started using an antiseptic mouthwash as well.  And my friend Mayr had recommended Neems Mouthwash.

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So I go to Whole Foods Market to get the mouth wash and to see if they have any kind of homeopathic remedy for toothaches.

Yes, they have the mouth wash and I also get a liquid clove herbal extract.  You are supposed to put 15-20 drops in a liter of water, really that much water.  Well I take a shoot glass of water and use about 5 drops of water.

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There other thing I did was to start using a soft-head tooth brush so that I could massage the gums around the painful tooth.  It has been about two weeks since I have been using the regime of mouth wash morning and evening and the clove extract in the mornings.  The other thing I have been doing is Dr. Joe’s Dispenza’s guided meditation.   And guess what I have no more pain.

So today I bought the Neems toothpaste and will be adding that to my work out along with starting a guided meditation series on total health from Dr. Depok Chopra and Oprah, 21 day Meditation Challenge: Total Health.

http://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bestsellers/LoginPage.aspx?BookId=178

I believe the mind and spirit can heal the physical body.  The other thing I have done is to stop taking my thyroid medication and I am using a Thyroid Support Supplement to get my thyroid back in balance.  I am still alive so I am guessing that so far that is ok but I look forward to working with the meditation series to work on the thyroid as well.

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