Making My ToeNAILS Curl

Good morning! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia.
In April 2014 I visited yet another rheumatologist who I hoped would be familiar with autoimmune disorders. Following an extensive intake during my initial appointment, I found a place where the doctor also listened to me. Based upon my blood work, the doctor believes I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. She also made the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and pre-lupus. I’ve never heard of pre-lupus, but, hopefully it stays in the “pre” category.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey- Which is now more frustrating than ever. I test positive for ANAs in my blood, but, the lupus tests are negative. There are several varieties of autoimmune disorders, with different caveats and health variations. Learning to live with the unknown has become my routine.
MAKING MY TOENAILS (AND FINGERNAILS) CURL
I know people search far and wide for the ONE, you know that one person who will make their heart flutter and tummy drop. That one sexiness that will literally make their toes curl…we’ve been there. That toe cramp that inexplicably happens at the peak of a very fine orgasmic interlude.
This isn’t about that.
I’m talking about the irritating nail curl.
Thirty plus years ago, I used to bite my nails. I ran around so much in barefeet that my toenails didn’t grow very long either. It didn’t help that my mom was the militant nail cutter. So, when the dirt packed under my toe or fingernails, they had to go. She clipped those things down to the lowest point possible.
I still shudder when I hear the nail clipper, or maybe that’s misophonia…but, that’s another day.
When I got braces as an early teenager, I couldn’t bite my nails but, I still kept them rather short. I could outrun my mom at this point, so, she couldn’t attack me with the clippers. When I was in my early twenties, I decided to grow long nails for nice manicures (usually cheap polish because I was a starving college student.) I noticed my middle fingernail always grew curved inward and down on one side. It drove me nuts. However, I never had an explanation, just that’s how it was.
In the meantime, my toenails began to see the light of day as well and when it came time for pedicures (the rare and far between), my toenails frustrated me. My baby toenail grows thick, but, is so very tiny. The next two toenails grow curved upward from the tip when it gets much out from the quick.
The only toenails I have that grow somewhat normally are the big toe and the one next to it.
I’m not kidding.
Recently, I stumbled upon articles about nail growth and auto-immune disorders and it immediately intrigued me. There are at least 23 conditions associated with irregular nail growth, i.e. curved nails, discolorations, thickness, brittleness, etc. Not all conditions are auto-immune. However, nail growth can indicate problems with thyroid, circulation, diabetes, lung problems, iron deficiencies, connective tissue diseases, and a host of other conditions.
Now that my conditions have been diagnosed and I’m on the proper medications and vitamins, I’m curious to see how this might affect my skin and nails. I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, and I’ve read other folks with Sjogren’s shared experiences of strange nail growth patterns.
Take a gander at your unpolished tootsies and be aware of clues your body is sending you. It’s sometimes the most bizarre things that lead us to answers.

Everybody Poops, For Real

Good morning! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia. In April 2014 I visited yet another rheumatologist who I hoped would be familiar with autoimmune disorders. Following an extensive intake during my initial appointment, I found a place where the doctor also listened to me. Based upon my blood work, the doctor believes I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. She also made the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and pre-lupus. I’ve never heard of pre-lupus, but, hopefully it stays in the “pre” category. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey- Which is now more frustrating than ever. I test positive for ANAs in my blood, but, the lupus tests are negative. There are several varieties of autoimmune disorders, with different caveats and health variations. Learning to live with the unknown has become my routine.

Everybody Poops…Some More Than They Like (and at the wrong times) and Others, Not Nearly Enough

I realize I’m getting into an almost taboo subject. Very few girls want to talk about how they fart, much less poop. (Unless you’re Jenny McCarthy) But, I’m learning people sometimes have trouble with their digestive system and the end result (no pun intended) is not always comfortable. I’m on a mission to encourage conversations and sharing my journey in hopes to help you. Since I was a kid, I’ve had trouble with my stomach. I used to wake up in the middle of the night and puke all over the place. (my grandma calls it “urp”, as in, “are you gonna urp?”) My poor mom cleaned up more than she ever wanted to. Maybe it helped her develop the strong stomach it takes to work in the medical field. I don’t know what brought it on, I was just a kid, but, I dealt with more nervous stomach than I ever wanted. Fast forward to adulthood.Several years ago, I developed what Denver doctors finally diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I had problems eating again and things advanced from there. I developed the lower tumble rumble and strong cramps. Then, all hell busted loose. For years, I could be going along just fine and all of a sudden, I had to GO, and I don’t mean pee, I mean the real deal I’m gonna fill my britches if I didn’t get a bathroom. I only had about 2 minutes between the gurgle and securing my hind end on a toilet, behind a tree, or in a sink (as in Bridesmaids…love Melissa McCarthy) At the time I was going through immense personal stress and also couldn’t eat because of ulcers. I lost several pounds and not in a good way. I also messed up one of my best pair of panties, because, well, one time it was like 9pm on a curvy, winding, climbing mountain road on my way back home and I had nowhere to stop. So, it happened, I really did it, I was shi…. not in the street, but, in my pants, in the car, while driving. Talk about distractions, lucky I didn’t hit an evergreen or a bear. I changed that whole saying, “does a bear sh%^… in the woods?” yep, they do and so did I.Irritable Bowel is no fun my friends, at all.Moving ahead like several years and finally crossed the hurdle of divorce, moving, financial issues, blah blah blah. Life got really good. And, I got back into physical fitness, gained some pounds and some muscle. Increased my endurance, ran 5K races, then, got into triathlons. I was on a roll until a brick wall called autoimmune disease stopped me fast in my tracks. The cumulative hit and miss of health problems finally all met each other and took root. Bastards.I had various symptoms, and we’ve talked about those before, but, I developed something new….constipation. So, was the IBS back in reverse? Was it not fair that I only got one end of the colon stick before? Well, now I had the other to contend with. Folks, after dealing with this for a few months, I can tell you, that absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, we as a society way underestimate how good a righteous poop can be. It just normally makes its’ way through the body and out like it’s supposed to. It feels amazing, so cleansing. Am I right? I know I am.I went from going maybe every 3-4 days…and people, I’m eating, so, all this stuff is just squatting in my lower intestines. Finally, I could go every day, it’s a miracle, truly. The other saying about a weight being lifted? Yea, that too, again no pun intended.How did I manage this success from a 3-4 day schedule to almost daily? I added probiotic supplement, Greek yogurt, and dried apricots. I found my magic formula.So, you say, why not eat more fruits and vegetables? I do. Daily, I eat from a variety of apples, bananas, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, melons, baby carrots, tomatoes, celery….you name it- I eat at least 4-5 different fresh fruit/vegetables every day. But, the combination of roughage just didn’t do it for me. I had to reach into a different way of dealing with my digestive system. It’s why I began turning to things like dried fruit, chia seeds, and the probiotics. Seriously, living daily with a digestive disorder can be more than uncomfortable, it can be almost debilitating. But, you could possibly do something about it. I don’t have all the answers, but, I know if we open up conversation, we can help each other learn new things about our bodies and achieve an awareness of how to ease the symptoms of allergies, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, you name it.

And, seriously, you gotta poop.

Just Five More Minutes….

Good morning! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia.
In April 2014 I visited yet another rheumatologist who I hoped would be familiar with autoimmune disorders. Following an extensive intake during my initial appointment, I found a place where the doctor also listened to me. Based upon my blood work, physical and mental symptoms, the doctor believes I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. She also made the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and pre-lupus. I’ve never heard of pre-lupus, but, hopefully it stays in the “pre” category.
Today has been a struggle to stay awake, as a matter of fact I succumbed and awakened with my head on my keyboard and a severe crick in my neck. Thank goodness my computer locked and I didn’t have a hundred page document of repeated NNNNNNNNNs. I also did not have drool leaking from my mouth.
Actually, the fatigue has been occurring for quite some time. With the advent of my health problems a few years ago, so came an increased need for sleep. Which was troubling because I was already “I need my eight hours or can’t function” kind of girl. Now, I routinely need nine hours of sleep, that’s on a good night. However, for the past ten days I’ve had a horrible cold that morphed into an upper respiratory infection…hello the need for ten or more hours of sleep each night.
That doesn’t work into the schedule of a busy mom. I don’t know many folks this fits into the schedule of.
However, it’s so tough…and I bet you can identify here. Imagine the alarm clock going off and you hear it, it even may sound in the distance somewhere, but, you know it’s happening. Then, you realize it’s the alarm and it’s physically painful to wake up. Seriously, like my brain absolutely refuses to acknowledge my body. So, I turn off the alarm practically still in a REM state and awaken ninety minutes later freaking out because I’m going to be at work until six in the evening again because I’m not there until nine in the morning.
Sigh.
If I could, I would go to bed at 8:30 pm every weeknight. The sun isn’t even fully down yet and the middle of the evening is still going on. But, I’m sneaking into my room and crawling under the covers, hoping my family doesn’t notice. If you want to suggest exercise during the day to help beat afternoon fatigue, I’m with you. I work out on a regular basis incorporating cardio, strength training, stretching, and yoga on a rotating schedule.
This is a full out, inside out, I’m just plumb tuckered out.
So, if you are fumbling through the dark trying to make sense of your autoimmune disease and you wonder why you are sleepy, it’s your body saying “hello, I’m fighting a battle in here again tomorrow, could you HCO?” (Help a Cell Out)
You don’t see it, but, your cells press on, in rapid formation. Give your body the rest it needs, you won’t always need to go to sleep with the chickens, but, just accept it when you do.

One Size Fits All? Hardly

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Good morning! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia.
In April 2014 I visited yet another rheumatologist who I hoped would be familiar with autoimmune disorders. Following an extensive intake during my initial appointment, I found a place where the doctor also listened to me. Based upon my blood work, the doctor believes I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. She also made the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and pre-lupus. I’ve never heard of pre-lupus, but, hopefully it stays in the “pre” category.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey- Which is now more frustrating than ever. I test positive for ANAs in my blood, but, the lupus tests are negative. There are several varieties of autoimmune disorders, with different caveats and health variations. It’s so frustrating because I’ve not yet found a doctor to say YES, Eureka! We know what’s wrong.
So, is autoimmune a One Size Fits All?
Hardly
Someone recently asked me if I could take Humira for my autoimmune disorder. He has Rheumatoid Arthritis/Psoriatic Arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. He has such relief and success with Humira, he thought it could help me.
But, these diseases have unique traits and affect the body distinctively. Therefore, not all medicines will work.
For example, I took Plaquenil for several months, but, developed horrible aquagenic pruitis and water created a horrible inside out hives type itch. So, I stopped it, but, it wouldn’t treat the fibromyalgia and Sjogren’s anyway. Some research has shown using humira for Sjogren’s, but, the research is still ongoing. I currently take Lyrica, Cymbalta, amitriptyline, and my allergy medications because I’m highly allergic to almost everything outside.
However, with the Fibromyalgia, I will continue to exhibit and acquiesce to the fatigue, neuropathy, and the brain fog. I’ve found that I need a minimum of nine hours sleep most nights to feel rested the next day. Frequently, I’m fatigued by even a fast walk on the treadmill. By the end of the day, my pillow is sometimes the only thing I look forward to.
Yes, I HATE it.
I’m not a lazy person, but, these diseases combined make me feel that way. I’m slowly coming to terms with it. However, it takes my friends and family longer to understand it. Maybe it’s because this is an invisible illness, for the most part. I hope I can continue to feel a little bit better and I do the things that now make my life more “normal”. But, it takes time and a new routine.
I’ve started massages every two weeks. Yes, it cuts into the budget, but, the way my muscles became wadded up, I found the massage keeps them smoother and more pliable. It’s amazing! I found a massage school where the students perform the massage and the rates are much less expensive than a licensed masseuse. I just cannot afford it any other way. So, maybe you could check into massage schools for cheaper rates. Everyone can benefit from the medical benefits of massage therapy.
I will also stress the workout AGAIN. I don’t care how tired I am, at least 30 minutes of something helps reduce the fatigue and lethargy. Especially YOGA, it’s amazing for the stretching and breathing and muscle strength. I foam roll after every workout and that helps release pressure and lactic acid buildup.
These things take time and I don’t always want to do them. It’s a struggle to go up to the gym (which is in my office building- SCORE), but, I have no excuses. My message to you is keep going—whether it’s a new doctor, a new symptom, a new question, a new workout, a new medication, whatever it is. Don’t stop. You can get better. I went from 60% to 85% and that’s pretty good.
The lyrica and Cymbalta together gave me back a better attitude, less anxiety reaction, and a happier mood. That in itself is amazing.
Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire.
Hugs for today …

Say What You Will About Sjogrens…

cymbaltaGood morning!! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via alleemaeauthor at aol dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire.
Hugs for today …
The update today is a third consult with a rheumatologist. I needed someone in my local area as my primary rheumy and just not sure the first one I had is the right choice. But, I think I found my medical “home” yesterday.
After taking a lengthy history with the nurse practitioner, I met with the doctor. She ordered labs to check levels of blood and urine. The doctor gave me the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, Sjogren’s, https://www.sjogrens.org/ and possible pre-lupus.
Pre-lupus? It is possible that all the symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle aches, foot and hand pain, and dry skin/hair/lips (can someone hook me up with a lifetime supply of Burt’s Bees?) are actually just Sjogren’s and not lupus at all. Sjogren’s is also an auto-immune disease.
Unsure what pre-lupus would be, I once again set about on the internet search for such a thing. Fortunately, most of information reveals that a person with lupus may develop fibromyalgia, but, usually not the reverse. So, that’s a blessing.
The doctor also added Cymbalta to my daily dose of pills. I took one yesterday and one today, cannot yet tell how this will affect me. I will say I feel an element of calm that I haven’t felt before. Not sure what that is- whether it’s the Cymbalta or just a mood thing for me. I’ll monitor. I return to this doctor in 3 weeks for the lab results and an update on the new meds.
Something she did tell me, as did my neurologist. People with fibromyalgia MUST EXERCISE! Painful or not, those muscles must be worked to avoid atrophy and maybe even further damage. You cannot sit life out in pain and do nothing if you expect to feel better. A pill won’t do it, you must move. Take yoga, pilates, the dog for a walk, dance a little bit. But, please do something. My body yells at me every day for moving, but, my brain is the boss of this train. Once I’ve moved around, I do actually feel better and less constricted.
Something else that I know now for a fact works wonders is a massage with focus on myofacial release. I know it’s expensive and not covered by most insurance, but, I found a blessing with massage! I actually had more flexibility in yoga just one day later! I was so excited. I also found a massage school convenient for me in the Dallas area and the prices are so affordable. I can cut something frivolous from the budget to afford regular massages at the school.
Well, time to go more work to do, books to write, books to read, and reviews to finish.
Hugs for today!
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What You Say About My Histamines?

Good morning!! I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via alleemaeauthor at aol dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire.
Hugs for today …
Spinach and Histamines and Darn Seasonal Allergies
One of my favorite “new” foods for my healthier eating plan included lots of fresh spinach. However, after I routinely ate it several times in a row, I felt swollen and itchy at times. What I did not realize was that fresh spinach contains a high level of histamines. It isn’t the only food either. Many very healthy foods contain high levels of histamines.
As a young child, I would develop hives quite often with no known culprit. However, one pediatrician diagnosed me with a histamine imbalance. Now, he didn’t give us any clues on how to treat it, but, that term stuck with me all these years. Imagine my surprise that I find the term, Histamine Intolerance, just recently. The amount of similarities between me and the list of possible symptoms is uncanny.
I found this wonderful site among many, MindBodyGreen – Mind/Body Wellness and Green Living Tips, News, and Interviews and it gives a full article to Histamine Intolerance. When I read the common symptoms, I kept reading. According to their site:
Common symptoms of histamine intolerance include:
• Headaches/migraines
• Difficulty falling asleep, easily arousal
• Hypertension
• Vertigo or dizziness
• Arrhythmia, or accelerated heart rate
• Difficulty regulating body temperature
• Anxiety
• Nausea, vomiting
• Abdominal cramps
• Flushing
• Nasal congestion, sneezing, difficulty breathing
• Abnormal menstrual cycle
• Hives
• Fatigue
• Tissue swelling
But, even further research led me to understand that my exacerbation of fibromyalgia, or even lupus, can be worsened by the histamine intolerance. Now, I have to wonder if what I actually have body wide is an extreme histamine intolerance over a more serious diagnosis.
I have an appointment with both a nutritionist and a rheumatologist soon and will ask these questions. I will talk more about some other key bodily occurrences in a future blog including:
• Gluten intolerance
• Leaky gut
• SIBO
Until then, stay healthy, do your yoga, get plenty of sleep, and eat things that don’t come in a wrapper. (well most of the time anyway.)

acknowledgements given to http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11175/everything-you-need-to-know-about-histamine-intolerance.html

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Anyways, finding love between Caleb and Kalista during a difficult time was sweet and romantic. I was so rooting for them in book one and was very happy to find out they end up together in book 2!

review snippet: Anyways, finding love between Caleb and Kalista during a difficult time was sweet and romantic. I was so rooting for them in book one and was very happy to find out they end up together in book 2!
Definitely a must read if you just want a good book all around. Or even if you want something clean and fun, give this a go! You won’t be disappointed

An Exciting Day with a Salt Water Cleanse

I’m going to talk with you about a drink…but, it isn’t one you will immediately enjoy. Matter of fact, you won’t want it for your usual happy hour. This is strictly a drink for when you will be home for several hours and have some time to relax.

The Salt Water Cleanse.

So, I’ve hit a wall with my weight loss and it’s very frustrating. I’ve been on Weight Watchers for about 3 weeks, and keep under my points. I’ve adjusted to a rabbit diet, (as these raw veggies and most fruits are zero points). I’ve been taking in extra fiber as a result. I’m in my workout routines, and feeling pretty good overall. So, can’t figure out why my weight loss stalled at 3 pounds.
My beautiful yoga instructor suggested to me I partake in a salt water cleanse or flush. She said it helps to kick start her weight loss routine when the nagging stubborn pounds won’t go away. She said it cleans your entire digestive tract from start to finish, so, that was also appealing. She told me to research on the internet and find some easy programs to use.
She also said, stay home and very close to the bathroom.
My next trip to the grocery store, I bought a high grade sea salt. It was the store brand, and I didn’t buy it from the organic and health food section. From scouring the internet, most advised to get certain types of sea salt, so, I went middle of the road and hoped for the best.
Well, the following Sunday arrived cold and dreary. Was the perfect day to stay inside and flush. I had already eaten a light breakfast, and was concerned because most of the instructions I read were to perform this flush on an empty stomach. But, I did it anyway.
The particular article I chose to follow went along the lines of my yoga instructor’s instructions. One tablespoon of salt dissolved in 32 oz warm water. However, I’m an overachiever and went with two tablespoons for good measure.
Now, you have to drink this entire 32 oz concoction within 5-10 minutes.
That’s a chore people. Especially when you’re a dumbass, I mean overachiever, like me and double the salt.
I mixed up my sodium cocktail and took the first drink. Bleck, warmed over ocean water. I imagined myself as Tom Hanks stranded with only sea water to drink. “Wilson” couldn’t even help me get this stuff down. Damn, it felt like watching the movie, Waterworld- painful and laborious.
After a few drinks, I made it about one third through the large container. That’s when my head began to spin and the nausea rolled over me like a tidal wave of “oh no you won’t”. The Revolt of all revolts began.
I sat very still and attempted to find my center of gravity. It was like toxic overload from head to toe. I managed to get up and drink some purified room temperature water. I drank as much of that as I could. Feeling defeated, I looked at my glass 2/3 full and contemplated failure. (is it really possible to see one’s glass mostly full and feel disappointment- completely goes against the saying).
Within a couple of hours, my stomach began churning and gurgling and emitting loud growling noises. The nausea had worn off for the most part, but, I wasn’t having any more of my sea salt cocktail. I kept drinking clear water. When suddenly, it hit, the storm of all storms…(borrowed a line from Burl Ives).
Let’s just say without graphic details, that apparently 1/3 of that drink was sufficient to do the dirty job. Mike Rowe would have been proud. About eight bathroom trips over the next few hours later, I spun off my last wad of toilet paper and smiled in success.
I will tell you I read sites that recommended doing this two or three times weekly. Seriously? I think NOT. Those people have some kind of fetish.
When I told Miss Beautiful Yogi that I actually did the salt water challenge, I mean cleanse, she gave me a high five. Apparently only a dozen people she’d told over the years actually went through the saline hazing. But, she cautioned, it was only to be done every six months, give or take. Simply because the colloidal combination of salt and water rinses out the good with the bad and certain good bacteria needs to reset the balance. A probiotic is highly recommended following a cleanse. Which I’m also taking.
I’m also taking the supplement, milk thistle, to improve liver function and get out some of the gunk stored all up in there.
If you’re looking for clearer skin, better weight loss, or just an all-inclusive detox, the salt water cleanse is highly effective and inexpensive. Next time, I will not double the salt, as one tablespoon will be quite enough. Even She-Ra couldn’t take that on.
But, stay close to a restroom and never trust a fart during the process. Get a good book and be ready to spend quite a bit of time in the powder room. By all means do your research and don’t take my word for it or medical advice. I’m not a doctor and I certainly don’t play one on TV.
Happy Weekend!

Need a read?
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4* review from Ionia
“This is a cute, goofy, and sweetly romantic book, just as the first in the series “Finding Love under a Rock” was. Once again the characters make you laugh and hope that they will succeed in their unusual adventures.

I liked that the original group we got to know in the first book came back and revealed some new stories about themselves. It was nice to see a couple of the main characters grow closer to one another and complete the thoughts in the first book.

These books do not take very long to read and are light-hearted and fun. If you are looking for a quick read that will lift your spirits, give this one a try.”
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