I had a particularly satisfying guided Meditation tonight. I have my favorites and I usually choose Jason Stephenson…but tonight when I was selecting which You Tube video I was going to use, I didn’t think about it….for some reason I chose This one. It was the right one….it took me where I needed to be. it’s almost like hypnosis….he took me deeper and deeper into total relaxation and then successfully guided me into working out some things I needed to learn about myself.
And then when he brought me out of it and the meditation was over, You Tube automatically took me to my next saved favorite Video.
And I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
In Ankeny Iowa for a CT and appointment with ENT to figure out what is going on inside my head….sinus headache since mid August. Off and on now but the first couple of months were hell until I had the guts to put Braggs Apple cider vinegar in the neti pot which got things moving. I’ve found some other anti-inflammatory remedies but sharing only with a select audience.
Because I have to drive to Iowa for my health care due to only Iowa doctors and facilities are in network with my insurance….at least I have insurance…. I was able to spend the evening at Panera with childhood friends, Suzy and Lennie. I had no idea how much I needed to have some girls talk until the Hello Hugs in the parking lot. These two are in my small circle of long time friendships who offer love and acceptance with no judgement…..I guess we call that unconditional love. I feel very, very safe and loved when in the company of these friends!
……and then there is Brett….Brett’s been gone now for 7 years. I miss him everyday. Today is his 50th birthday….we will be at the stream next week and the soul of Bennett Spring will bring us together again! I posted this picture on FB this morning and it got me primed for the day….the short bouts of tears. So, Happy Birthday, Mr Hall….hahaha you would have been 50 😍
Until next time…..
Apple Cider Vinegar with mother.
I have been dealing with a sinus headache since August. Just the sinus headache…no typical congestion. I’ve been on two rounds of antibiotics and prednisone, I have been using the neti pot several times a day, I’ve used saline spray, Claritin, decongestants, ice, heat, mucinix, sinus massage, Tylenol, glycerin drops for my eyes and three doctors. When my eyes flared up, the eye doctor prescribed steroid drops for 5 days. I had a headache every single day…just the severity would change from day to day or really hour to hour. I have an appointment in two weeks with an ENT and sinus CT. Doctors assume I have a blockage.
A couple weeks ago, I read on google the advantages of ACV for allergies and sinus problems so I started taking a shot glass full with water a couple days ago orally. But one of my natural healing websites also recommended snorting ACV with water out of the palm of your hand or a spoon. Quite frankly I didn’t have the guts to do it….until yesterday afternoon. It burns…like hell…but I was able to blow some….well, you know ….out of one side of my nose. Last night I used 1/2 teaspoon of ACV along with the salt in my neti pot….it is working on one side…oh is it working. The right side is still tight and not much moves…so there may be an obstruction up there so I’m going for the appointment in two weeks…but I no longer feel helpless. For all of you allergy, sinus infection people…google ACV for sinus rinse and go for it. It burns your nostrils but so worth it.
Until next time…..