Friday, July 31, 2009

Toenail Fungus

Yes, toenail fungus. I know, I know, not the most pleasant of topics but nonetheless what we're going to talk about today.

I've had toenail fungus on my right big toe for several years now. I still have it because I'm not real keen on taking drugs that require blood tests to check my liver function. I've tried other remedies I found online but didn't have the gumption to stick with them and didn't see any improvement.

Since I had the diabetes scare and have determined to take better care of myself, I've been faithful with taking care of that toenail and am seeing progress!

What is this miracle cure for toenail fungus you ask?

Grapefruit seed extract.

If you have toenail fungus, get yourself to a health food store and get some today. Apply it twice a day and watch that fungus begin to disappear.

You'll be happy you did.

As soon as it's gone, I'm getting my first pedicure. I've wanted a pedicure for quite awhile now but the fungus stopped me.

See, that wasn't too painful, was it?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Quilt Finished

Rowdy's quilt is finished and in the dryer as I type.

This is the first time I did the actual quilting. I guess it's not too bad for a first time but I'm not real happy with it.

Overall, I did much better on the binding. I finally figured out how to make sure I catch the back. I was much happier with this binding so I guess practice does help.

Picture to come later.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Here's a tidbit of information...

If you take sugar out of your diet, even for just a week, you should not eat a Blue Bell ice cream cone...

It will make you sick to your stomach.

For a long time.

That is all...

Monday, July 13, 2009

A New Direction

So...I've decided to take control of my health through more homeopathic ways. I prefer that but somehow got caught up in the medicine thing.

  • I've started walking every (most) days for 30 minutes.
  • I went to the health food store today and got herbs for a parasite cleanse. I also got grapefruit seed extract. I have gargled with it, drunk it and put it on my toenail fungus as well as used it in my neti pot. I also got something to hopefully help me fall asleep.
  • I'm watching what I eat - no more sweet tea, no more sugar (only occasionally) and smaller portions.
  • I'm eating something 5 times a day.
  • I've lost almost 4 pounds in a week. The scale is going down a few ounces every day. It's finally below 150 for the first time in months.
  • My body is already used to eating more often, I'm now hungry between meals. I'll have Jenny check my blood sugar in the morning and see if it's really helping.
  • Using the grapefruit seed extract for 1 day appears to have already helped my post nasal drip. I was spraying my nose 3 times a day with what the doctor gave me and I've only sprayed once today and am doing as well as I was on the medicine. The doctor said that if two sprays didn't dry me up, nothing would. Well, nothing apparently will...
I'm still going to take the cholesterol medicine because of the family history of heart problems on both sides of the family but if my cholesterol is where it needs to be in 3 months, that's gone too. I'm not going to take the anti-depressant any more though. I've had clinical depression and I don't have it now.

I feel better about the whole situation.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Rachael's Quilt

I picked Rachael's quilt up from the quilter yesterday and it looks great!

It took her 10 weeks to get it done though so I won't be taking any more quilts to her. I've got to find another quilter...


Not only am I physically tired, I'm tired of doctors and I'm tired of medicine.

I despise going to the doctor.

I despise taking medicine.

4 doctor's visits in the last 2 weeks and 7 medications.

And more to come. Another visit to my GP in a month and the allergist in 6 weeks.

High blood sugar
High cholesterol
Skin testing

Cough capsules
Nose spray
Cholesterol medicine
More nose spray
Xanex for the needle anxiety while skin testing

Enough already!

Did I mention that I'm allergic to absolutely nothing?


I love my allergist though and he said his nickname was bulldog because he doesn't give up until he has a diagnosis. I sure hope he comes up with a reason that I've had this horrible post-nasal drip for my entire life.

Have to walk every day and watch what I eat. I DO NOT want to be diagnosed with diabetes!!!

It's heck getting old...