Saturday, May 25, 2013

Where I've Been

Its been a few months since my last blog post (the one before the most recent review that is). Its been hectic dealing with the kids and myself lately. Firstly Seamus has not been his normal self at all and we've been having to go to the doctor once a month just to do more checks and med checks and trying to figure things out. He also lost his IBI therapy because he's not considered disabled by the federal government (i.e. he doesn't qualify for SSI so he's not disabled :/) and we've been having to figure all that out and find a way to get it back for him.

On top of Seamus' stuff I had another appt with the MDA and she still doesn't agree with the NeuroMuscular SPECIALIST that I saw in December. At first she agreed but then because I don't have scapular winging she said she doesn't think I have FSHD, but everything fits other then that (again :/). So now she wants me getting a DNA test done to see what it says, thing is its over $1500 for it and even with the financial assistance from Athena Diagnostics it will cost me basically $400 that I don't have and can't come up with, so that test is out the window and I'm in diagnosis limbo yet again. Right now I'm sticking with the FSHD diagnosis that I got back in December (not sure if I posted about that, one day I may).

I'm also starting to have more troubles with my shoulder and its becoming worrisome. To top it all off my leg braces broke back in April. I took a step off my front porch (about 2" high) I heard a snap and my knee gave out and next thing I knew I was on the ground. I narrowly missed hitting my head on my car. My left leg brace completely snapped in half and I have no way to get another (as they're $250 each through the local orthipedists office, but I have to see a doctor (more $$, yay being insuranceless!) to get a new script since mine is 2yrs old), and of course the one that broke is the one for the leg that has the worse complete paralysis foot drop (not that the right is much better at a 1/5 score 0 being completely not functional).

So thats a rundown of whats been going on here! Hopefully some better updates soon. And lets cross fingers that Idaho steps up and extends medicaid so maybe I can actually see the doctors I need! (cause no way we can afford hubbys work insurance that with premiums and deductibles costs about half his  yearly income!)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Intensive Night Cream Review

I love Influenster so much. Getting to try and review new products to share with my readers, and family/friends, is something I love to do and really fun for me. Recently I got to review a new product from Aveeno, the Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream.

I was a little iffy about trying it. The last face cream that I tried broke me out, even though I thought it was a gentle cream. When I finally worked up enough courage to try the Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream, I was glad I did.

The first time I used it I took a shower and cleaned off my face. I then patted it dry, washed my hair to let my face dry a little more. I then used the night cream. I put WAY too much on that first time. I quickly learned a little goes a long way with this. To my surprise no burning feeling, no breakouts, nada. I went to bed right after I put it on and when I woke my face seemed to feel a little softer then normal. I kept using the cream after each shower at night and slept in it, never broke out and my face felt and looked great, I did see a little less blotchiness with it. I'm sadly having a break from the cream right now due to a hormonal break out that I don't want to, on the off chance, aggravate more.

Essential Facts

The AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Intensive Night Cream, formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and vitamin B3, helps to reduce the appearance of discoloration, uneven tone and blotchiness, revealing healthier-looking skin. 

About This Product

• Contains a proven concentration of ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex boosted with vitamin B3 to help visibly diminish the appearance of dullness, blotchiness and brown spots • Oil-free, hydrating formula penetrates deep within skin’s surface while you sleep revealing an even, more radiant complexion • In a clinical study, women saw improvement in tone and discoloration • Gentle enough for everyday use #RadiantWithAVEENO 
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