Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Anemia and Me

Posted by Cecile at 2/29/2012 10:14:00 PM 0 comments
I was diagnosed with  iron deficiency anemia in 2008. I thought it was normal to bleed a lot during my monthly period. I was worried a little bit though because I only not bled a lot, but also big blood clots are coming out of my body, too. I noticed I became weaker and weaker each day. I loss appetite, always tired even though I wasn't doing anything at all. I slept a lot as well during those times. What I didn't understand is that I always have my regular CBC and other lab tests, but my doctor didn't mention anything about my blood count that was very low.So, it was like nearly a year before the diagnosis was confirmed.

When we moved back to Texas and had a lab works done with my kidney doctor or (nephrologist). He was alarmed how low my CBC was. He immediately sent me to an emergency room to get admitted for a blood transfusion. I was at the hospital for a couple of days. I was advised to eat plenty of foods rich in iron and to take an iron supplement twice a day. Then, also I have to go back to his clinic every other week for another CBC test....and get a shot every time.

Anyway, below is n info I found on Wikipedia about iron deficiency anemia which I found very useful for a person like me who has anemia.

Iron-deficiency anemia is a common anemia (low red blood cell level) caused by insufficient dietary intake and absorption of iron, and/or iron loss from intestinal bleeding, parasitic infection, menstruation, etc. Red blood cells contain iron and are not formed when iron is deficient.
Iron deficiency causes approximately half of all anemia cases worldwide, and affects women more often than men. World estimates of iron deficiency occurrence are somewhat vague, but the true number probably exceeds one billion persons. In women over 50 years old the most common cause of iron-deficiency anemia is chronic gastrointestinal bleeding from non parasitic causes, such as gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers or gastrointestinal cancer.
Anemia is one result of advanced-stage iron deficiency. When the body has sufficient iron to meet its needs (functional iron), the remainder is stored for later use in all cells, but mostly in the bone marrow, liver, and spleen. These stores are called ferritin complexes and are part of the human (and other animals) iron metabolism systems. Ferritin complexes in humans carry approximately 4500 iron atoms and form into 24 protein subunits of two different types.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bean Sprout, Rich in Iron

Posted by Cecile at 2/18/2012 10:09:00 PM 0 comments
When I was diagnosed with the type2 diabetes, I was so scared! I didn't want to die with such disease that is why I started exercising, and eating a healthy diet. I eat very little foods 5 times a day. By doing these simple things, I was able to lower my blood sugar and avoid taking oral medicine for diabetes and insulin. I loss weight, too.

Now, I am anemic and my doctor advised me to take iron supplements, eat foods rich in iron. Since I love to eat green and leafy vegetables, my blood count went up. I also learned that bean sprout and swiss chard are iron-rich foods. These foods are few of my favorites.

Friday, February 17, 2012

World of Warcrafts Websites

Posted by Cecile at 2/17/2012 06:13:00 PM 0 comments
My son loves to play video games at home. Sometimes I set limits on him with this thing because it isn't good for him to play for long hours. So, I just let him play during weekends like Friday night and on Saturday (no Sunday though). Anyway, he loves the Warcraft so much. Thank goodness the wow private server is there to help me and my son play safely. My son can play under the rules set by the administrator of the said website or Warcraft website, thus the game's dynamic is different that the others. So, if you want to play this exciting games, hurry and visit their site for more info.

I Dream of Julbo Sunglasses

Posted by Cecile at 2/17/2012 05:15:00 PM 0 comments
About a month ago, my girlfriends and I went to the mall to do some shopping. We meet regularly to chat, watch movie even window shop when we feel like going out. Normally, we do shopping and have lunch afterward. We always have fun and excitement. Last time we went to the mall, I bought myself a sunglasses at H&M store. It was cheap and nice looking that is why I bought it. I jus wished I can get myself a brand name sunglasses like the julbo brand. I like their sunglasses for they are stylist and fashionable not to mention that are quality made. Oh well, maybe my husband would buy me one this March for my birthday present. I am crossing my fingers now, lol.

Unhealthy Foods

Posted by Cecile at 2/17/2012 05:03:00 PM 0 comments
While I was browsing on my facebook account, I can't help but have noticed this image. It is mind bugging. To think that these foods are widely eaten by most people everyday. I am not fond of these foods at all nor serve it to my family. I came from a family who eats healthy foods such as veggies, meat, fish and seafood. So when I came here to the US, I was surprised that my husband likes them a lot, not realizing how bad they are for your body...I started eating them, too. Don't get me wrong, but still I can't live eating these foods a lot. I still crave for the foods I grew up eating. Good thing I was able to teach my son and hubby to love healthy foods. Now, they eat veggies and fresh fruits and seafood a lot.

Anyway, even though these foods are everywhere, and it is very tempting to eat them often...I was able to deprived my family of these cancer - causing foods. They are yummy alright, but more often...yummy foods are not always healthy and good for your body. Now, is the time to eat healthy and take care of you health.

Unique Amish Furniture

Posted by Cecile at 2/17/2012 05:02:00 PM 0 comments
I don't know about you, but I am fascinated  with the Amish people, culture, way of living and their furniture. How I wish I lived during those times where Amish people's community are everywhere. For now, all I can do is dream. Anyway, I like looking at their furniture and wishing that one day I can buy at least a piece of the furniture like the bed, chair or complete dining set. Every once in awhile, hubby and I do some window shopping at Amish furniture store in town or at  amish furniture online. We both can't help but sigh for we'd love to buy one of their furniture but we can't afford it. Amish furniture is expensive, but it is made with high quality materials and hard work. You will never find a unique and genuine furniture....only at Amish furniture store or online.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

People and Our Farm

Posted by Cecile at 2/08/2012 10:28:00 AM 0 comments
Thanks for the post, Arthur Lawrence

Having so many people come to help us get this farm off the ground was a blessing – we never could have done it on our own. I love our friends and family and they were so generous with their time – I don’t know how I could ever repay them at the end of the day. I am at the finishing stages of getting this place ready to open and I’ve been looking on for a home internet solution so I can get on the farmer’s market board. I really want us to supply the majority of the root vegetables but there’s a lot of red tape to get through so I’ve got to figure out a way to get everyone behind us before we go to market. The farm itself looks great and I’m so pleased to say that it’s 100% organic. It’s the type of food I would want to eat if I weren’t growing it myself and that’s something to be proud of – people in our community deserve this type of treat!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sidi Fusion Boots for Him

Posted by Cecile at 2/06/2012 01:34:00 AM 0 comments
I just think that you need a reliable boots if you are a motorcycle racer. This kind of footwear can stand any kind of weather, road and dirt. I am pretty sure that it is good for your legs and feet protection. I think that the sidi fusion boots are the one every racer should have. I've seen people wearing this kind of boots and they are all satisfied. If I have to buy one for hubby who wants to buy a motorcycle someday, I will definitely buy sidi fusion boots for him.

A Nebulizer for My Mom

Posted by Cecile at 2/06/2012 01:19:00 AM 0 comments
My Mom was diagnosed with Pulmonary Emphysema few weeks ago and I was very worried for her health. It started when she was coughing uncontrollably on New Years eve. The next day, she became very ill. She was very weak because she didn't have any appetite at all. She couldn't sleep and had a fever.  So she asked my brother to take her to the nearest hospital. They put an IV on her to get her strength back. They took an x-ray and the result was positive. Good thing that this kind of lung disease is reversible and can be treated for six months. She is now home and is on medications and taking vitamins. She is fees better everyday. Now, the doctor prescribed her a nebulizer which is kind of expensive especially that he asked for mebulizer machine. I wonder if this is the best choice or maybe the nebulizer where you can get a refill is much better. I need to do some more research otherwise I would be spending a lot for that machine itself! Well, expensive or not, I am willing to pay just because it is my Moms health. I love her and I want her to get better and be clear from PE again soon.

Great Addition to My Collections

Posted by Cecile at 2/06/2012 01:04:00 AM 0 comments
Aside from my passion for branded name purses ans perfumes, I also love watches. I know it is not a good hobby, but I only buy these kind of stuffs when I have saved for them. I don't use credit card for it is only for emergency use; and that is the reason why we hardly have credit card debt. Anyway, hubby bought me 4 watches already as gifts. On for my birthday, one for Valentine's Day, Two of them were from Christmas. He hasn't given me a watch yet for our anniversary, maybe I'll ask her for a titanium watch my friends and I saw at the mall when we went shopping last week. I hope by then the price would be lower so hubby would get it for me without any fuss, lol. That watch was very nice and elegant looking. I would love to add it on my watch collections.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I Love Blogging and Writing

Posted by Cecile at 2/03/2012 07:19:00 PM 0 comments
When we moved to Virginia in 2008 due to husband's work, I was very upset. I didn't really want to move because we have been living in our first house for nearly 8 years and I have come to love the place/city. It was a great adjustment for me, but just like they say "you've got to do what you have to do." Yes, I didn't have any choice, but to follow where hubby's job takes us to. Good thing I have a friend who talked me into writing online or should I say 'blogging.' She was so persistent that  took her advice though I was skeptical. To tell you frankly, I kindly of enjoyed doing it that is why I am still doing it. Blogging has helped me a lot. I got the chance on exploring the world of internet. I have search many websites that are interesting, helpful and all. One of the many websites I came across with and came to love even to these day were the triangle direct media, wordpress, blogger and paypal. Blogging had taught me many lessons and opportunity I didn't know existed.  It's been 4 years now and I still enjoy blogging and writing where I express my thoughts, feelings, ideas and opinions with my fellow bloggers and friends.

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