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I get an annual physical as does Larry and although I am a short-round, I am in GREAT health. I haven’t had a cold in years. This last winter proved me wrong. I got a terrible sinus infection in December 2013 that didn’t seem to ever shake away.
In January of 2014, I took one of the kiddlings into the doctor’s office because they had a terrible cold as well. In the process, the doctor noticed that my neck was swollen and asked if I had any thyroid issues. “Nope,” I replied, “just this nasty sinus infection.”
Little did I know, this was leading to a surgery and removal of a very large tumor in March. … less than 6 weeks from start to finish, I saw a specialist, had blood work, an ultrasound, surgery and now recovery. It was a whirlwind of events, but as a family, we will survive. I ended up with a 7cm long non-cancerous tumor covering the right lobe of my thyroid.
During all of this time, (and for a long time before this anyhow) my sister and I had both been researching more natural ways to heal and live. Essential Oils were the way to go. 3 Days after my surgery, I signed up for Young Living Essential Oils. I got my first shipment, starter kit and home oil diffuser.
I have been so impressed at the products (and there is even some oils for thyroid health too!!!) We have already placed a second order and have a 3rd ready for April.
I had no idea that there were oils that work as a pain relief or for scars (been putting Frankincense on my neck and am already seeing the difference). There are oils to help with colds and coughs and to bring your attitude up and also to relax your body. Last night, I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t go back to sleep… a little lavender in my difusser did the trick and Lar’s and my bedroom and bathroom smelled so great when I work up this morning as it still lingered in the air.
The first night, I gave my little boys the Peace and Calm – They both slept through the night with no nightmares for the first time in MONTHS! (actually one of them slept SO sound that he wet his bed!) I am SO excited to get this going and research more and more of this natural way of healing.
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