YodaMamma MS & More

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Location: Crescent City, Fl, United States

I am 60, have MS, am an avid cook, love making candles (soy) and watching the endless parade of Nature outside my home. I treat the MS with supplements and LDN, I do not use any of the C.R.A.B. MS meds, we don't get along well. I was married for 13 years, we were together for 15. We are now divorced. Sad, that. I do still love him, but ONLY as the father of my baby. Better to keep it civil, hurts the child(ren) less that way, but is oh-so-hard to do sometimes.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

BVT results

Ok, I've tried stinging, with results both positive and not so positive. The positive results: Major pain relief. I mean very noticeable, I actually went a WHOLE WEEK without taking even ONE pain pill of any kind, not so much as a single aspirin! A Miracle!
The not so positive...very bad sting site reactions. The stings on my back are still noticeable, even after almost a month, and the one sting we did on my knee, well, wow! HUGE, hard, red area. The sting site is still unhealed, and although the redness and hardness are alleviated, there is still a very visible "wine stain" on my knee. Not good. SO, I am going to go another route. Still with bee venom, but no stinging. They make something called Bees in a bottle, were they have infused the venom of 1,000 stings into Emu oil, which is an intense carrier an will deliver the venom as deep as the sting would. It is a topical application, comes in a small bottle but will last about a month. Cost is $18, much more affordable then the bees, which cost about $9 a box + shipping, and you pay for 4 boxes at the same time, to be shipped in two-week intervals. About 60 bees per box, they figure that to be approximately a 2 week supply. So as soon as my bank account recovers from the Holy-Days I'll be getting the Bee-in-a Bottle sent to me. I'll tell you how that works!
ALSO, Yule, Christmas, Chanukkah...we have been Blessed with goodies for Robbin, he will have an awesome time tomorrow morning opening goodies! Unkle Mikey also sent some things so I will actually have something to open! I got some Tai-Bo CD's for Rob, he should have fun with them, and I figure I can do some of the upper-body parts myself. He has been doing Pilates with Tara (and of course visiting Mikey at the same time) but I think the Tai-Bo will be fun for him. Rob is a very physical man, and when he spends a lot of time doing Readings and Healings he needs to do something physical to balance the energy, so this should be perfect.
I am still taking LDN, it is helping so much! All the numbness is gone, the only thing is, sometimes I get a wee bit in my right hand, but then again according to the good learned Dr's I have severe carpal tunnel...but what the good learned Dr's Don't know is I take Bromelain for that and it is 99% cone, just that occasional numbness, which goes away if I rub my hand on something with a rough texture, like wool. I used to get some fairly scary numbness in my feet, they'd go so numb it was as if they were not there at all! That, TG, is gone.
We're going to bake cookies this afternoon, must have them to put out for Santa...Robbin is So excited about baking them! I have a ham for dinner, and some cinnabon rolls I'll make for Christmas morning, along with, of course, fresh eggs from my girls...and ham!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Maine event

Well our friend from Maine went home. so here I have all these bees and nobody to sting me. I guess I'll have to try it myself or talk Rob into it (hehehe like yeah, that's gonna happen...)
We've got Christmas here now. A lovely Angel delivered some gifties for Robbin and her SIL brought a tree and decorations.
Now let me tell you about Harry.
Harry is a local man, recently discharged from the Military (Army I think?) who, because of an injury, has a had time working, but DOES know his way around a PC, so he is starting a business out of him home making/repairing them. He also has a ission: to create and deliver at least 10 PC's to children that need them before Christmas. Well, my Robbin got the first one,and he HAS met his goal of 10, but now has at least 10 more deserving children on the list. So, when e emailed me asking if I would talk to reporters about him and his mission, I said Sure, why not?, more then happy to help. So now I've been interviewed and talked about in the local newspaper and tomorrow the news crew will show up to film Robbin and his PC and talk about Harry. Will be interesting to say the least!
And just a few mins ago a homeless guy showed up with trooper in hand, seems Rob gave the guy a ride about a month ago, and when the troopers picked him up he gave OUR home as "friends", so we gave him a meal and Rob is giving him a ride to the shelter.
Ok, and Thursday is Yule, the Solstice, *and* our roomie's birthday. Never a dull moment, eh?
Happy Chanukkah, Blessed Yule, and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Ok, well I did post one post to a local freecycle, and now I have 1 ~ a decorated tree, 2 ~ TWO turkeys in the freezer 3 ~ a HUGE bag of wrapped gifts for Robbin, to go under the beautiful tree as soon as the kitties have gotten used to the idea and we feel the wrappings will be safe. AND an extra LOOOONG strand of lights that I haven't even put up yet!
Thanks and Blessings to those Angels, and Thanks to "Chelle who helped put the tree together and get the lights just right and all the rest she did (you know who you are)
Yule...well I guess one Turkey for Yule and another for Christmas? New, too much turkey too close...we'll do one for Yule and the buns in the dutch oven for Christmas. We have 3 buns ready to dress out for it.
Chanukkah ~ you probably do not know that I converted to Judaism in 1986. Well, converted, read: acknowledged my Heritage. My Menorah was stuck in Storage. It is home now, and this is the second night that Robbin has *ever* helped Mommy light the candles! He is fascinated with it, the Dreidel, the Chanukkah "gelt", the whole she-bang. Which is awesome, we are a multi-Spirited family, he needs to know how *all* Holy~Days are celebrated. I'd include Kwanzaa but I haven't a clue...must research...
The Bees...well I haven't sting for a few days, partly because where we stung on my knee is still red, a big red spot, looks like a wine stain, and it has been two weeks! I want to talk to an "expert" before I do it again. I'll letchall know.

Friday, December 08, 2006

What's the Buzz..

Tell me what's a-happening, What's the buzz, tell me what's a-happening...(Ok, so Ted Neeley ROCKS!!!)
Anywhoo, the Bees are here, we did the test sting and I'm Ok, so we have the go-ahead to continue. Tried two stings on the lower spine the first day, and one on the right knee (the bad one) yesterday. And I Do notice a difference, especially on the knee. So today I might try the knee again and if I'm feeling brave, the back again, a bit higher this time.
The bees came in a surprisingly small, wooden box. I have to spread a bit of honey over the openings daily to feed them, there is a small hole we put over the bees themselves, when one crawls out, capture it and sting away!
I have quit neurontin and lyrica. I will continue with LDN, though. And most of the supplements as well.
This holiday season is being very rough for me. Robbin is SO excited about Christmas, it is SO hard to tell him that we really cannot afford a tree, and even if we could, we have no decorations for it, not a single strand of lights. And even worse, nothing to put under it. If I could, I'd have this place all decorated, lights and bows and ribbons everywhere, but I simply can't, and I think it breaks MY heart more then it does his. Ah the resiliance of youth. So I'll do the only thing I Can do, I'll make a splendid Christmas dinner, we have three rabbits that will be ready, Rob will dress them out and I'll cook them the same way I did the turkey, over the fire in the cast-iron dutch oven.
I'll make gravy and a yorkshire pudding and veggies and something for dessert. Food I can do (we get help with that)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

So far so good...

Well, our friend from Maine is still jobless but the house is way cleaner heheh. I do hope she lands something soon, it is driving her nuts not working.
My bees were shipped today, might even *bee* here tomorrow! I'm really looking forward to it. I got an epipen and some benadryl just in case, but I'm pretty sure I'm not allergic. Still, better safe...
Robbin has a cough so when I go shopping this afternoon I have to get him some cough syrup. He almost Never gets sick so this is rare, and the reason I don't already have some on hand!
I'll also send Reiki to him. Michelle gave us our third level Master attunement. I will say I do notice a difference, a good one. So if anyone needs Reiki sent, let me know, I'm happy to help. After all, we now have THREE Reiki Masters here! Maybe we should just start another Center, like I had in Florida...yeah, I have to think about that, put it out to the Universe...