13 Reasons to Try CBD Oil

So many people want the life-saving benefits the plant has to offer without the high. The
most beneficial way to do this is by taking CBD oil.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC
(tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what makes marijuana psychoactive. CBD oil is high in
cannabinoids, a group of phytochemicals found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis has been used all over the world for millennia to treat various illness and disease
and in recent years the Western scientific significance of cannabinoids for human health
has become more well-known.
With current research into CBD and its effects on the body, science has begun to discover
all the ways in which these phytochemicals interact to fix our many ills.

Here are 13 reasons to give CBD oil a try:

CBD oil for cancer
Numerous people who have taken their health into their own hands to use cannabis in
treating their cancers have, in many cases, claim to have been completely cured of it.
Moreover, in every one of the clinical studies now published, cannabis has been found to
kill cancer cells. Even the National Cancer Institute in the United States now admits that
cannabis is powerfully effective in the treatment of cancer.

CBD oil for autism
CBD hemp oil is particularly effective in treating neurological disorders. The human body
has cannabinoid receptors, which mainly exists in the central nervous system (CNS).
Hence, you can use CBD oil to restore cannabinoid balance and enables appropriate
neurological communication, removing the cause and symptoms of autism.

Cannabis oil for ADHD
Similar to autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) results from impairment
of neurotransmitters.  Cannabis raises the level of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) in the brain, like the ADHD
drugs Adderall and Ritalin. Because cannabinoids work in the brain and regulate hormones,
they release dopamine and the stimulating effect follows its natural course.

CBD oil for seizures
Used in children with epilepsy, cannabis stops seizures, preventing permanent damage and
allowing them to live a normal life. Further, 30% of people with epilepsy do not response to
conventional treatment, resulting in high mortality rates. A 2015 study found that
cannabidiol was extremely effective in reducing seizures in those for whom conventional
treatment was ineffective.
This occurs because CBD inhibits glutamate release; this amino acid plays an active role in
the genesis of epileptic seizures.

CBD oil for nausea
A 2014 study discovered that endocannabinoid receptors exist in the amygdala sections of
the brain. The amygdala is responsible for experiencing emotion. This explains why
cannabinoids affect emotion.
Cannabinoids affect certain emotions specifically fear, stress, and anxiety. In many people,
emotional regulation by the brain’s receptors induced by cannabis results in a calming
effect with the consequential reduction in anxiety.

CBD oil for Chron’s disease
Because CBD interacts with endocannabinoids in the immune system, it is very effective in
treating Crohn’s and other immunoinflammatory diseases. Cannabis reduces pain, relieves
diarrhea, relaxes gastrointestinal spasms, and decreases inflammation.
According to a 2013 study published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
journal, in half of the subjects of the study, marijuana put their Crohn’s disease into
complete remission, improved appetite, and sleep, and showed no adverse side effects.

CBD oil for Alzheimer’s
Again due to the endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, CBD oil provides protective
effects on neurological function. In addition, it removes the protein in the brain that plaque
and reduces neuron inflammation – precursors to Alzheimer’s disease and other brain
disorders.

Cannabis oil for liver health
Fatty liver and cirrhosis are degenerative diseases of the liver. Cannabinoid receptors exist
in liver tissue. Cannabis oil prevents liver cell oxidation, a key factor in the deterioration of
the liver.

CBD oil for colitis
Similar to Crohn’s disease, colitis is a chronic immunoinflammatory condition of the colon.
The lining of colon deteriorates and its contents leak, presenting a septic condition.
Fortunately, cannabinoids affect the cells of the lining, making them bond tighter together
to restore integrity and healing the lesions. Moreover, CBD reduces inflammation and eases
the pain of colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.

Cannabis oil for insomnia
While everyone is different and responds to any particular solution depends on the
individual, CBD oil can help induce sleep for people with insomnia.

Cannabis oil for multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease of the brain and how it communicates with the
rest of the body. Symptoms include pain, spasticity, muscle stiffness, and decreased
mobility. CBD can reduce pain and improve spasticity and stiffness.
As we’ve seen in the context of Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and other neurological diseases, CBD
oil may have a protective effect, reducing inflammation and allowing neurotransmitters to
communicate normally.

CBD oil for nausea
There are many causes of nausea and it is usually a passing situation. Nausea that
accompanies other illnesses, however, is often chronic. Chemotherapy in particular often
causes patient nausea and vomiting. CBD eases nausea and suppresses vomiting.

CBD oil for chronic pain
Cannabidiol is an anti-inflammatory, non-euphoric, non-addictive, non-toxic analgesic from
which use no one has ever died. In fact, in those states where medical marijuana is legal,
painkiller overdoses have dropped twenty-five percent. CBD safety has been established by
thousands of clinical trials and by the use of ordinary people in the treatment of pain.
There is evidence that the root cause of some conditions of chronic pain is
endocannabinoid deficiency. This explains why CBD is so effective in treating pain – it gives
the body what it’s lacking.

How CBD Oil Helps With Many Health Conditions
All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to
produce their effects.
The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It has two receptors for
cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and
mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They have an effect
on inflammation and pain.
It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD
does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use
more of its own cannabinoids.

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So this morning Tyler and Travis would like to share with you how they are feeling now since they started using the Sleep and Brain Spray, both boys have Autism, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, to just name a few. They both say they sleep so awesome since they started the sleep spray and when they wake up they don’t feel groggy and they feel wide awake. Since using the Brain Spray they both tell me they feel calmer, no groggy, and they just feel amazing, and not grumpy. Both Tyler and Travis said they feel happier since he started the Brain spray. I am amazed to see the change in them in such a short time using these sprays  Just AWESOME. Check them out on my website at http://www.mydailychoice.com/lisak73 If you have any questions plz ask me

 

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AWE A walk down Memory lane :D

A friend of mine tagged me in this this morning, OHHHH how the memories flood back, this was my twins FIRST birthday 

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Little did we know at the time what the road for us was going to be.  Who would have known we would be faced with that diagnoses of AUTISM, who would have known that our 3 child would be diagnosed with disabilities as well. But every challenge we faced it was HIT head on.  I learned early NOT to back down, NOT to let people walk on me, and NOT to give up, I LEARNED I had to FIGHT for these kids, and I have BOY I have.  YES its been trying, BUT I look back and KNOW its all been WORTH IT <3 

I have learned the more you stand up, the better it is, I am not one to sit and not say a word.  My biggest obstacles in life was NOT my kids, it was being HEARD, getting the right help, fighting to get it.  It should not be like this, BUT I have learned it is, and the louder you, the more you DON’T back down it when FINALLY things start to happen.  I guess they get sick of hearing you LOL. I am the type of person, I don’t CARE what title you have behind your name, you are a person JUST like me. YES I have fired Doctors, YES I have told people off, YES even family, funny when I did do that i was accused of being an alcoholic, NOW that one made me laugh, I have NO time for that, just because i was up late at night when I sent that email LOL. And people wonder WHY I don’t go to family functions,  When you KNOW in your heart its NOT right, LISTEN, do what needs to be done, FIGHT FOR IT. This is in all ASPECTS of life, NEVER let someone put you down and make you feel like you have no idea who you are or what you are talking about.  In my situation, dealing with this for now 19 year and a half years, I think I KNOW what I am talking about.  NEVER let anyone underestimate WHO you are.  YES I DON’T go to family functions, if people in my family WON’T take the time to UNDERSTAND, then I have no time for them, I can’t be bothered to go and ENJOY myself when I get those looks, YEP you may know what I mean by that.  I did it to PROTECT my children, why should they have to go and get treated like crap because of lack of understanding? NOPE I WON’T put them threw that, I learn that one LONG ago.  My Mom was AWESOME, she understood, SHE understood my why’s and my feelings and she always said I don’t blame you . Life is TO SHORT to be around people like that, I have enough on my plate so I pick my battles, and thats ONE I picked.  I don’t think people understand how words, gestures, facial expressions can hurt, and YES I have seen them all, and when its from FAMILY, well that HURTS even more. At that time in my life I was learning and was not doing the STAND up for them in the way I do now, if I was the person I was now back then, WELL I would have confronted it HEAD on, hindsight site is great isn’t it ? LOL . But when I did confront it threw an email, I was accused of being an alcoholic so would it HAVE changed a thing?? Probably NOT.  And I have come to realize that this person has NO idea WHO I AM,.  I have learned that, I KNOW who I am, I KNOW who is there for me, I KNOW WHO matters and WHO does not.  I also KNOW this fight is NOT over, I will be FIGHTING for my kids till the day I die or can no longer do so.  I am only 40 and I SWEAR I have been threw enough to have lasted 10 people a life time.. But looking back, I have learned A LOT, and I take all that knowledge i have learned and I apply it to EVERYDAY life.  I am not scared to stand up for WHAT is right and I WILL NOT back down <3 And you should NEVER either <3 

 

 

AWE A walk down Memory lane :D

A friend of mine tagged me in this this morning, OHHHH how the memories flood back, this was my twins FIRST birthday 

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Little did we know at the time what the road for us was going to be.  Who would have known we would be faced with that diagnoses of AUTISM, who would have known that our 3 child would be diagnosed with disabilities as well. But every challenge we faced it was HIT head on.  I learned early NOT to back down, NOT to let people walk on me, and NOT to give up, I LEARNED I had to FIGHT for these kids, and I have BOY I have.  YES its been trying, BUT I look back and KNOW its all been WORTH IT <3 

I have learned the more you stand up, the better it is, I am not one to sit and not say a word.  My biggest obstacles in life was NOT my kids, it was being HEARD, getting the right help, fighting to get it.  It should not be like this, BUT I have learned it is, and the louder you, the more you DON’T back down it when FINALLY things start to happen.  I guess they get sick of hearing you LOL. I am the type of person, I don’t CARE what title you have behind your name, you are a person JUST like me. YES I have fired Doctors, YES I have told people off, YES even family, funny when I did do that i was accused of being an alcoholic, NOW that one made me laugh, I have NO time for that, just because i was up late at night when I sent that email LOL. And people wonder WHY I don’t go to family functions,  When you KNOW in your heart its NOT right, LISTEN, do what needs to be done, FIGHT FOR IT. This is in all ASPECTS of life, NEVER let someone put you down and make you feel like you have no idea who you are or what you are talking about.  In my situation, dealing with this for now 19 year and a half years, I think I KNOW what I am talking about.  NEVER let anyone underestimate WHO you are.  YES I DON’T go to family functions, if people in my family WON’T take the time to UNDERSTAND, then I have no time for them, I can’t be bothered to go and ENJOY myself when I get those looks, YEP you may know what I mean by that.  I did it to PROTECT my children, why should they have to go and get treated like crap because of lack of understanding? NOPE I WON’T put them threw that, I learn that one LONG ago.  My Mom was AWESOME, she understood, SHE understood my why’s and my feelings and she always said I don’t blame you . Life is TO SHORT to be around people like that, I have enough on my plate so I pick my battles, and thats ONE I picked.  I don’t think people understand how words, gestures, facial expressions can hurt, and YES I have seen them all, and when its from FAMILY, well that HURTS even more. At that time in my life I was learning and was not doing the STAND up for them in the way I do now, if I was the person I was now back then, WELL I would have confronted it HEAD on, hindsight site is great isn’t it ? LOL . But when I did confront it threw an email, I was accused of being an alcoholic so would it HAVE changed a thing?? Probably NOT.  And I have come to realize that this person has NO idea WHO I AM,.  I have learned that, I KNOW who I am, I KNOW who is there for me, I KNOW WHO matters and WHO does not.  I also KNOW this fight is NOT over, I will be FIGHTING for my kids till the day I die or can no longer do so.  I am only 40 and I SWEAR I have been threw enough to have lasted 10 people a life time.. But looking back, I have learned A LOT, and I take all that knowledge i have learned and I apply it to EVERYDAY life.  I am not scared to stand up for WHAT is right and I WILL NOT back down <3 And you should NEVER either <3 

 

 

Out of the mouth of my Babes

Our house hold is a happy one, we joke around, we laugh, we share our feeling and frustrations with each other, our hopes and dreams.  We have taught our kids to look at the positive things in life, we love them unconditional, and are always there for them when they need us and help others understand as well.  They are also here for us too, there have been many times I have gotten encouraging words from our kids 🙂 Makes my heart melt and helps me to keep on going.  They also make us laugh at the things that comes out of there mouths.  Some things they say also surprises me and helps me to know that they do understand all that I do for them.

Last year Tyler and Travis turned 18, I had picked them up early from school and we were all talking together, a song came on the radio that the words really hit home, I told them that’s how I feel about all of them, that I will fight for them and do anything possible to make life easier for them, I then told them how proud of them I was, they have come such a long way and that I will always be proud of them no matter what.  There was a pause in the conversation and Tyler piped up and said “Mom, I am proud of you too” I was very surprised by this and said oh, he says “ya Mom, I am proud of you for looking after us”.  Talk about heart melt, tears came to my eyes, and I knew right then that they got it, they understand all I do is for them 🙂 They all then said they were proud of me and thanked me for being there Mom.  WOW what an awesome moment.

Then there are things they say that make us laugh so hard, even when I am getting frustrated because they are taking so long to get ready for school.  You see they have no concept of time, so to them goofing around, moving slow, they feel that everyone will just wait, well that’s not how it is and I have tried so hard to make them understand this, you need to be out at the bus stop for 7:30 as the bus comes at 7:40.  I aim for 7:30 that way if they need that extra 10 min they wont miss the bus.

One morning Tyler was being his “joker” self, I was on him to hurry up and get moving as he was going to miss his bus, he kept goofing around and goofing around, well I was getting so frustrated and it was like he has no care in the world, I finally said “Tyler, stop acting so stupid and get ready for school” well he stopped dead, put his hand on his hip look at me and said, “Mom, I am not acting stupid, I am acting sarcastically”.  I had to walk away as I would have started to laugh.  They all never take Barry seriously, which is so funny, everything Barry does is so funny to them. But on one occasion, Barry is always goofing around, I had asked him one morning to empty the garbage as it was over flowing,  his response was, “oh I cant I am too busy”, Travis was getting ready for school, stopped dead in his tracks and said “you know Dad, you should do what your wife says” and kept going, OMG how funny to hear that out of his mouth..LOL.. And nothing goes unsaid, if they think it is important they will tell you, its a good thing I don’t get embarrassed easily as somethings they say to others well should not be said, but they don’t look at it that way.  Here are a few good stories that I have learned, one day at school Tyler pulled his teacher over and said “do you know what my Mom does in the morning”, she said “no Tyler, what does she do” he says “well Mrs. she farts and then says, oh Maggie” LOL (Maggie is our dog).  Like I said good thing I don’t get embarrassed easily.  Another one is that my Dad always goofs around with the kids, he has a artificial tree in his room, well he told the kids that it is a Marijuana plant, I said omg Dad don’t tell them that they will tell people that my Papa grows marijuana.  Well Tyler writes in a journal at school, I love reading it, and one of his pages says ” My Papa has a plant in his bedroom and did you know its a marijuana plant” lol omg, sometimes they don’t get the kidding part when someone is kidding. LOL.

Another thing they really don’t grasp the concept of is money, we have been working hard to get them to understand, but it has been a difficult one.  If they want something they always says “well use the card” (referring to the bank card) they we try to explain that there is no money in the bank, well use the card it will work, they just don’t get the fact that well Daddy has to get his pay cheque first.  So one day I took them grocery shopping, life skills is an important part and we try to teach them the best we can.  I am always on them about no wasting food as well groceries are expensive and there is no need to waste, to me its throwing money out the window.  With taking them grocery shopping it is also teaching them math skills, I get them to help me, like here Travis take this bag and get me 6 apples, or which one is cheaper, look at the price and tell me which on is less money.  So on one grocery shopping trip we got to the cash register and they had helped put the groceries on the belt and then put them back into the cart, keep in mind my kids blurt stuff out  and well are not quiet about it, so after all was tallied up, the lady said that will be 300 and something ( I cant remember the exact amount) well Travis blurts out and I am sure everyone in the whole store heard him “holy shit Mom that’s a lot of money, I will never waste food again” well he sure did learn about the cost of things that day lol.

When they were younger they did a lot more things in public that well they should not have, but then again, they do have autism and sometimes things just come out.  I will never forget this one.  They have just learned they really liked the song from the Group Bloodhound Gang  Discovery channel, well if you ever heard this song you know what its about.  So the kids from our church were to get up and sing Jesus Loves me for the elderly at church, Tyler and Travis were to take part as well, they understood at our church and were really awesome with the kids, my girlfriend and I made sure they were put at the end with in reach of us in case they had some problems.  So all these little darling were getting lined up to sing, they started to sing, it was so cute, well this triggered something in the twins about songs and one of them piped up “have you heard the discovery channel song” I almost died, my girlfriend and I looked at each other and quickly both took one boy and took them out as fast as we could while they starting singing ” you and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals so lets do it like they do it on Discovery channel”

They imitate ANYTHING, they hear, you have to be so careful what you say around them, well my husband is not one who tents to watch what he says, and when they hear something that he says they think its funny and well they imitate him and it goes on for MONTHS. On one occasion Barry stubbed his toe, well anyone who knows my husband knows he is a little rough around the edges, well the air was a bit heated when this happened and for over three months they would imitate Barry, stubbing his toe, and all the foul language that when along with it.  They would literately go to the same place he stubbed his toe, pretend to stub there toe and hop around swearing like there Dad did.  Drove me nuts, Barry tries to be more cautious with his words now.

They have also surprised me with other things as well, I have a very bad back and I am not to be lifting heavy things, but I am I will admit my own worst enemy.  I was doing laundry and I had Tyler and Travis’s laundry basket and was taking it down stairs, Travis came along and noticed me carrying it, stopped put down his game and scolded me, “Mom, you are NOT suppose to be carrying heavy things, here I will take it, next time ask” I was told lol.

I cant even begin to imagine  what my kids say to others, maybe I dont want to know lol, but to them its ok, I do find out somethings and I am glad that it gets a good chuckle out of people. I am very open and honest with the kids, and when I was going for my hysterectomy I explained it all to the kids the best I could so they would understand.  Well, I found out that my youngest son Brandon just had to tell about it, so apparently, he did his research on it, and actually got up in front of the WHOLE class and did a presentation on his Mom getting her baby parts taken out LOL, he did this on the day of my surgery, I was told that one of the E.A.’s had to leave the room so she would not been seen laughing, oh I wish I could have been a fly on the wall that day LOL. From what I was told it was quiet comical.

Like I said I am very open and honest with the kids, so one day I had the question, Mom what is a condom, well they were older and it was time to have “the talk”.  Barry was sleeping on the couch and I was getting the kids ready for bed, so we sat in Tyler and Travis’s room and I started to have “the talk” with them, I got a condom and showed them what it was, Travis blurted out “that would never fit me” one of the many comments made in our conversation.  I told them all I knew about the boy parts and then the question came, “well what about girls” so I answered with “well have you ever heard of a period” Tyler responded with ” yes, always, it give you a happy period” well I could not contain myself anymore and laughed so hard.  “The talk” was quiet comical and they learned alot. So the next morning (Barry not knowing of this talk) one of the kids asked Barry, Dad, have you ever worn a condom, well Barry has a hard time with “the talk” and he went beat red and said “oh no, I have never had sex before”, Tyler stood there and I could see the wheels turning, and he said “umm Dad that’s a lie, we are here” then I told Barry we had “the talk”.  So they did get it, and now Barry will have to answer the questions hahahaha, he told them its law and they cant have sex till they are 21 or married, good grief.

One thing for sure is there is never a dull moment in our house, and our kids ask lots of questions, and we answer them the best we can.  I hope you enjoyed some of our humerus stories and it put a smile on your face, I know I am sitting here laughing with tears streaming down my cheeks as I write this, my kids are a hoot and can put a smile on your face when you are down, they just seem to sense it and know what to do 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone xo

Education is the Key :)

After we get married,  start our family, and move away, we loose touch with the rest of our family and friends. I know we did. Having kids changes everything. Having children with special needs changes thing even more. Your twice as busy, with appointments, agencies, therapy, etc. The real issue is though, you go to family functions and well, when your child has a behavior and cant help it as he is having a sensory overload, and  that some of your family gives you the look, or tries to give advice. Well you end up leaving, feeling like you don’t belong, sad and mad, Barry and I felt that so many times, so we thought the best was to just quit going. This again is lack of knowledge on others parts, and not wanting to “cause” a scene and hurting others. I use to get very angry and well I will admit I have a mouth and can fly off. And I did not want to do that, so the best was…stay home.. Looking back now I wish I had done things differently, we had children young which was a good plan as I could not have done what I all did now. Now that I am older, I wish I would have explained things more, but you get hurt and think screw it, I am so tired of it . Its sad as then you grow away from family and friends and loose touch.

Don’t let that happen to you. You need to stand up for your children and explain to people why things happen. We thought that by doing this we were saving ourselves from the hurt and sadness for ourselves and our children. We all want to be accepted, and in order for this you need to educate people about the disabilities your children might have. Only then can people learn to accept what its all about. And well if they don’t, oh well then you move on and forget about those who are that way. Life for sure is a journey and its your attitude that helps make that journey special. I know that back then I told my Mom, I am NEVER going to a family function again, it hurts that my own family are giving me the looks and talking about us, I told her I was done with it. Well if I would have just not gotten so angry (I was angry because I was very hurt) and just maybe explained it thinks might have been different, even got up in front of all the family and did a presentation on Autism and helped them to understand, (that family function is big with alot of people). Back then I was to quick to get pissed off…LOL.. its amazing what age can do.

I actually did do a presentation at my church with our ladies group, I talked about the boys and there birth, the struggles and the diagnosis, and answered questions anyone may have had, I was so nervous when I did it BUT I did and it helped alot, it helped people to understand Autism and why the children act or do the things they do.  Also back then I did not know all I know now :).  we were excepted in our church with open arms, people understood and took the time to help and to ask if they did not know.  It was so awesome and I miss that, they were all like family to me 🙂

My advice is to don’t give up and explain to people why this happens, it might save you from feeling that your not welcomed into your family, or that your family does not love or respect you anymore. People do not realize what a look or a few words can do to someone, especially when they deal with a lot in life and are looking for acceptance.

I firmly believe that educating people is the way, so then no one feels hurt and not accepted.
I will tell you that well sometimes confronting does not work, as I did finally write and e-mail to a cousin of mine, with something that had happened at the last family function we went too and the way he acted.   Me having my own physical disabilities I am sometimes up late or cant sleep because of pain. Well I told him what he did and how much that effected my son and made him feel and how it made me feel, I got it all off my chest. His e-mail back to me was so socking and hurtful. He told me that I had the symptoms of an alcoholic, I read this and was like WTH, I started to cry and  so many things when through my mind,  I am on medication, I have chronic pain,  I don’t need alcohol,   I am so NOT an  alcoholic. why would you say that? what gives you the right to judge me this way? I was so upset, hurt and angry with this response I thought  Well I let it go..but  it did bother me, so finally I called my Mom and shared with her my e-mail and his response, She was floored at what was said,  she was so upset and wanted to tear a strip off of this family member, and I know I did nothing wrong but share how I felt, but to be told that I was an Alcoholic when in fact this cousin does not know me that well,  was very very hurtful.  Just because there are others in our family that are, you should NEVER EVER judge someone else by past experiences.  Like really,  this is when I so want to tell someone come walk a mile in my shoes and see what my life is all about.
This is when you need to let it go and move on, if people want to think you are like that then fine. Let them.  You cant let someone elses words take away your happiness, this is when it comes down to ignorance of people who are uneducated. They don’t know you obviously and don’t know the road you walk on. As long as you know who you are and so does God that’s all that matters. Words can hurt yes,  but this is when you need to educate people so they can understand better.  But as I said sometimes it does not work and you just need to let it go and know you stood up for yourself.  This is just one of the few encounters I have had over the years.  I want my children to take part in things, but again I want to protect them as well, I stopped going to the family functions as I was protecting our children from the ignorance of others and to be honest no one really paid them much attention so why should I go?? Just to be there?? To show that I care, I do care but why should I and my children be outcasted because they are not the “perfect” child?? Because they have a temper tantrum because there suffer from sensory overload (I found that out only a few years ago, I knew that was the problem but it takes so long to get assessments done), they can not help who they are, and why they do the things they do.  To Barry and I they are Perfect.  So in all honestly why would I take part in a family function when you get the “LOOK” or you see others looking and talking, when all your worried about is please dont have a melt down, please behave etc.  I have spent so many years trying to get my boys to behave a way that would please others, because of the way I was brought up, and the way one should behave.  I realized long ago that I had to stop doing that, stop trying to make my kids behave because really that is not going to happen.  Once I realized what I was doing just to please others, I myself became more relaxed, and well I thought these are my kids and if you dont like what happens then dont bother, if you wont take to the time to understand then thats your problem not mine.  If you take the time to understand, and educate yourself then sit down with my boys and talk to them, you will learn ALOT.  They are amazing kids, they have a great sense of humor, they are funny, loving, caring, kind, helpful, kids.  Sure they have there moment BUT dont we all, they just dont know how to deal with it the right way, so what, get to know them and I think you will be surprised 🙂  And always forgive the ones who have been rude, or ignorant as they just dont know.  And in order for you to move on you need to forgive that person for there actions.

Remember that Education is the key in order to stop the ridiculed behaviors of others.  And to the people who do not understand, Words are a very powerful tool and when you use them the wrong way it can really hurt, Educate yourself before you speak, and remember that lady in the grocery store who’s child in on the floor having a temper tantrum, well it maybe that he or she has a disability.  So dont judge when you dont know, we take our children with us for a reason, they need to learn and they have a right to be in society just like you do.

Have a wonderful day everyone, and I really hope who ever ready my blogs that I help in some way, and if you are suffering as well, I am her to help you through it. I have been there and I understand.

God Bless xoxo

More frustrations and getting it out there

Ok I am SO tired of so many things, for one, people who do not have children with disabilities DO NOT understand at all.  I am so tired of people telling me how upset and disappointed they are in things my children have done.  All I have to say is walk a mile in their shoes, be in their minds, and try to function.  Live in there bodies and feel what its like. Do you really think they understand and know what they are doing at the time? NO.  Do you really think they are hurting your feelings purposely?? NO.  People need to either ask or educate themselves more, and stop the judging.

Another thing that REALLY gets to me is this : You need to have alone time with you and Barry, you need to get away, you need time together.  Ok for one, that is IMPOSSIBLE as who would look after the kids?? Oh sure i have had people say they would BUT I know for a fact that would not work out well at all.  No offense but, if you think its going to be a walk in the park well think again.  For one it would TOTALLY mess up routine, for two, you would not know what to do when a melt down happened.  And for 3 some have NO idea how busy our life is.  Thats one reason and the other one is lack of funds, we can’t pay for a vacation with buttons and a smile fokes.

I have a job that is 24/7, I put my kids before myself as they need me and their Dad in order to live, they are unable to take care of themselves, they can not handle change.  Barry and I don’t need some expensive vacation to reconnect.  As nice as it would be, we know that is not going to happen with the life we have unless we take the kids with us.

We excepted the fact a very very long time ago this is our life and to be honest we would not CHANGE a thing.  We spend time together in other ways, we ice fish together, we have our time when the kids are in bed, we spend time together, we talk all the time.  In the summer we camp, the kids wander off where we can see them and we spend time together.  And to be honest we are so tired most times that we just enjoy curling up on the couch and watching T.V.  The fact is that we have a very busy, draining life and we cant change it, these are the cards we have been dealt with and well you manage, you cope the best you can.  Taking trips, going away is the last thing on our list.  We are in this life for a very very long time, we have accepted the fact that our children will probably live with us for the rest of our lives, there may not be weddings, grandkids, etc.  But we are not looking that far in the future, we live one day at a time, sometimes one moment at a time.

All we ask is that people are happy for us, we are happy, we have a life that we have made and we are truly happy, content, peaceful.  We are so tired of the judging, assuming, the remarks.  If you don’t understand then ask, if you still don’t understand then don’t say anything at all.  I know I am doing what is right for my family and we know we don’t live a “normal” life, what ever that is, we are not like others, we are ourselves and we are happy.  We have amazing children who love us, who are caring, helpful, respectful, and sometimes they have there moments but we all do, they need people who have patients and understanding, not people who judge everything they do or say.   I have a very awesome team of people who help us as much as they can, from various organizations, Physicists, Doctors, Case Managers,  Counselors, Teachers, Family and Friends, that understand, listen and support us anyway they can and thats all we ask for in life.  We get so much positive affirmations from them and that’s what helps us to keep on, and keep positive.  That is what we need in life is people who understand, who support us by there kind words and positive thoughts.  We HAVE to stay away from negative people, and negative thoughts, and negative words as we have a lot on our plate to deal with everyday and those things are not part of our lives.  We can not be part of people who bring drama and negativity that they cause them selves.  I know everyone has things in there lives that they are going threw, but when its things that you can not control that is different.  When it something that you can change to make your life and others around you better than change it.  We cant change our children, we cant change the cards we have been dealt with, but we can control and change the environment and the people in it.  We are and have done so as we cant afford to have our children subjected to negativity as they already have a hard enough time as it is. We need people who are going to support us and bring positive energy around us.

Life life to the fullest, change your prospective on life, change your attitude towards life and think positive.  Those who do positive things will happen 🙂

Have an awesome day and do something nice for someone today, weather it be a phone call to an old friend, a positive note to them, tell someone what they mean to you, take a family member out to lunch, go visit someone.  Do something for someone today as you have no idea what how much that will mean to them.  One positive thing can totally change how someone is feeling. xox oxo

All about our life :) I am putting it out there :)

I am going to put it out there so that when you read my blogs you will understand.  We are a family of 5,  I married my high school sweetheart :).  We got married young at the age of 19, we have 3 beautiful boys all with special needs.  My goal and hope is through my own experience is that I might help people who are going through similar issues.  I will tell you here what my children have been diagnosed with so you can understand my blogging LOL.  These diagnosis does not DEFINED who my children really are, but with them you can understand more, our boys are bright, loving, caring, polite, helpful,  intelligent, funny, they are AWESOME kids 🙂 ❤❥ all they want is ACCEPTANCE, to have friends, to be loved for who they are, not what they have, not pity, UNDERSTANDING.

Ok so our twins Tyler and Travis were born premature, they have been diagnosed with, Autism, Behavior,  Intellectual disability, ADHD, OCD, ODD, Anxiety, mixed Expressive receptive language disorder, sensory overload visually,  and just Travis with generalized seizure disorder along with the other one I have listed, I think that all, now I will give you an explanation for all these LOL.

Autism : Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.  Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS).  Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age group.  Experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children age 8 will have an ASD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 30, 2012).  Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females.

Intellectual Disability : An intellectual disability (also commonly referred to as a developmental disability among other terms) is, simply stated, a disability that significantly affects one’s ability to learn and use information. It is a disability that is present during childhood and continues throughout one’s life. A person who has an intellectual disability is capable of participating effectively in all aspects of daily life, but sometimes requires more assistance than others in learning a task, adapting to changes in tasks and routines, and addressing the many barriers to participation that result from the complexity of our society.

ADHD: (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child’s age and development.

OCD: (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)  is an anxiety disorder that is associated with obsessions and compulsions.  Which is part of Autism.

ODD: (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) ok this one made me laugh as I thought all children where defiant but there is actually a disorder for it, here are the signs of it,

  1. Temper-tantrums, even over small disagreements, very upset when they don’t get their own way.
  2. Argues with adults, especially with those in authority.
  3. Defies or deliberately refuses to follow rules or directions given by adults.
  4. Deliberately annoys people, continues a behavior after being asked to stop several times (e.g., touching things, saying something, making sounds, etc.).
  5. Blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior.
  6. Seems touchy or easily annoyed by others.
  7. Seems angry and resentful much of the time, walks around with a “sour-puss” much of the time.
  8. Often wants to “even the score” with others, is spiteful toward others.

Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder: Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder is diagnosed when a child has problems expressing him-or herself using spoken language, and also has problems understanding what people say to him or her.

Sensory Over Load : is also known as sensory overstimulation; it occurs when sensory experiences from the environment are too great for an individual’s nervous system to successfully process or make meaning from the sensory experience. A common example of this is a carnival/fair including the smell of barn animals and food, sound of other screaming children, amusement rides, and buzzers from games, car engines revving, touch stimuli from bumping into people within a crowd, the visual input of fast paced movement including blinking lights, fast-moving rides, people and cars etc. In this example there is an abundance of sensory experiences entering the carnival goers nervous system all at once, which commonly leads to shut down, tantrums, or other negative behaviors that are associated by an overwhelmed nervous system (or sensory overload) that can not efficiently process the smell, sound, taste, touch, sight, and movement of the environment all at once.  There are many symptoms that occur when a child or adult is suffering from sensory overload and they include the following :• Tantrums for no apparent reason.

• Irritability.

• “Shutting down” refusing to participate in activities or interact with others.

• Avoids touching or being touched by objects and people.

• Gets over excited with too much to look at.

• Covers eyes around bright light.

• Has poor eye contact.

• Covers ears to close out sounds or voices. Complains about noises, such as vacuum cleaners, that do not bother others.

• Inability to focus on an activity.

• Jumps from one activity to another, never fully being able to complete a task

• Irritation from shoes, socks, tags, or different textures

• Over-sensitivity to touch, movement, sights, or sounds

• Difficulty with social interactions.

• Unusually high or low activity level.

Ok know if your still with me that is just for our twins our youngest Brandon who is 15 years old, has been diagnosed with, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety Disorder, Mixed Receptive Expressive Language Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder,  Psychosis NOS (not other wise specified)  this is a new one he was just diagnosed with, we are still going through testing with him to find out the underlying causes to behaviors, and other things that have been going on with him.  Below I have copied a definition to this as we are still learning and really will always be.

Psychosis NOS:  is a symptom or feature of mental illness typically characterized by radical changes in personality, impaired functioning, and a distorted or nonexistent sense of objective reality. suffering from psychosis have impaired reality testing; that is, they are unable to distinguish personal subjective experience from the reality of the external world. They experience hallucinations and/or delusions that they believe are real, and may behave and communicate in an inappropriate and incoherent fashion. Psychosis may appear as a symptom of a number of mental disorders, including mood and personality disorders. It is also the defining feature of schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder delusional disorder, and the psychotic disorders (i.e., brief psychotic disorder, shared psychotic disorder, psychotic disorder due to a general medical condition, and substance-induced psychotic disorder).

So this is it in definition and in a nut shell, our life with our children is very busy, full of appointments, assessments, meetings, etc. We will always be learning, always be looking after our children until we can no longer do so.  That is down the road but then we will have to look into placing them in a good organization, but until that time, we will keep fighting the fight for them, in our eyes they are our children and we don’t have to heart to place them in a home, they may be 18 BUT they have a mind of a 7-8 year old, its like giving up your child and we cant do it. Yes its exhausting, yes it get frustrating, but the frustration comes from getting our voices heard in order to help these children live the most normal life they can.  We try our best with the services we have, the funding is small, we need a break, we need help, but we also need money to do so.

And about myself, I suffer from Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, herniated disks, Depression, spinal stenosis… to sum that all up CHRONIC PAIN 😛 BUT I keep going as my children NEED ME.

So in close in all this I can say, I UNDERSTAND, if you are going through all this, please realize you are not alone in the battle, family’s who are dealing with this, it’s a daily struggle and I get it as I am there as well.  If you need someone to talk to I have an ear to listen, I know what its like to feel alone, the feeling that you are dealing with it all , but you’re not 🙂 I will listen, I will give advice, I will let you rant and just listen as you need to do that sometimes, god knows I have 🙂  I am by no means a professional in all these areas BUT I have the experience with my own and sometimes that what you need, understanding and acceptance with what you are dealing with.

So if I don’t blog everyday, it’s because I am spent and don’t have the energy, or the kids are home, or I am on the phone dealing with agencies, the school, etc.  BUT I am always here and I pray for those who are suffering through life no matter what illness they have or what they are dealing with, that there is light at the end of the road, keep trucking along and soon you will be in that light 🙂 xoxoxo

❤❥Have a wonderful day Everyone ❤❥