• Natural Remedies

    Get Rid of Cold Sores Naturally

    Stress = Cold Sore I don’t know about you but for me getting a cold sore is one of the most miserable things. Its crazy how something so small can cause so much pain and discomfort. Last week was crazy and stress filled, and wouldn’t you know it all that stress caused a cold sore. Stress is the biggest trigger for me, but you can also get them from too much sun or wind. I know they have some really good medications to take care of cold sores, and I have used them. When I was pregnant with my daughter, Evey, I got one cold sore after another and the…

  • Fight of the Syrinx

    Preparing for Surgery

    Why the Rush? After hearing that I did in fact need surgery I told the Dr that I would like to wait till mid or end of December. You know meet my deductible and all that. But that wasnt going to fly. My surgeon felt that if we left the Syrinx for too much longer the chance of it growing and doing more permanent damage or even paralysis was high. So we agreed on November 16, 2016 as my surgery date. At this point we Briefly went over what the surgery would entail. It was a small incision at the nape of the neck, then carefully dissect the spinal cord…

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    Tips for Easing Childhood Asthma Naturally

    My Son Jasper, my son, is my first born and one of the sweetest boys around. He suffers from asthma and has since he was about 4 months old. He has been on many different treatments for his asthma including; Daily nebulizer treatments, Inhalers with Steroids, and now a twice daily inhaler. When he was six months old and absolutely miserable, having attacks 2-5 times a day, I thought to myself. There HAS to be more I can be doing for my son. I was tired of all the medications, so I started to do a little digging. With that digging I came across essential oils. I thought what the…

  • Keeping it positive

    The Do’s and Don’ts of a Positivity Journal

    Life can be challenging, sometimes, more than others. While I pride myself on having a mostly sunny disposition there are times that I really get into a funk. In the past I have dealt with Anxiety and depression. Its nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to all types of people from all walks of life. I started to spiral back into my funk a few months back. All I could think of was the negative, hurtful, and depressing things that were going on in my life at that moment. So I pulled out my favorite journal and started writing again. But this is no ordinary journal folk, this is my…

  • Fight of the Syrinx

    After the Diagnosis.

    What is this thing? If any of you have been on the receiving end of a strange and/or unknown diagnosis, I am sure you can understand the flood of emotions I felt after being told I had a syrinx. First of all I was extremely grateful that I did not have Multiple Sclerosis. Then came the shock, what is this thing that I have growing inside of my spinal cord? So I did what every doctor or health professional tells you not to do, I googled it… After reading article after article for what seemed like hours I called my husband. I was in full blown panic mode! My husband…

  • Fight of the Syrinx

    Life as I knew it.

    The Beginning. Life is a funny thing. You never really know where you are going to end up. Let me tell you I never imagined my life would be where it is today. I am Ciera Young and over the new few blog posts I will chronicle for you the recent events in my life that have taken me on quite the crazy ride. After the birth of my daughter, Evey, I started to experience some strange and concerning symptoms. I was getting frequent headaches, numbness in both my hands, and i noticed my hands were losing strength and dexterity. I consulted my PCP but she was unsure what could be…