Sunday, October 12, 2014

When life gives you lemons...

So I just realized it has been a long time since I've posted to this blog, but when life gives me lemons... 

So last month I went for my first mammogram.  I was supposed to get a baseline at age 35, but I am a few years late.  To be honest, I didn't feel a huge push to get it done since I have really no cancers in my family (except my dad who had prostate cancer and he tells me that if you are a man and live long enough, you're bound to get it... He's doing great now by the way).

Anyway, long story in a little nutshell, my mammogram showed "something".
"Something" brought me back for another mammogram.
And then that "something" had me laying on a table getting an ultrasound.

And this ultrasound wasn't nearly as fun as the kind when you get to see the heartbeat of your new little baby.  I had no idea what I was looking at~ but I could tell it wasn't good.

As I was laying on that table waiting for her to come back and give me the terrible news, I got to thinking... I was actually expecting her to come back and tell me I had cancer.  There is always a first, and I was going to be the first in my family.  Oddly enough, I felt a strange peace about it~ that I was going to be OK.
But then when she DID come back and tell me I was OK, I didn't feel OK.

All that and then I'm fine?!?!?
Turns out I had a nodule that they determined was benign.
I have no idea how they can determine something is benign from a picture but oh well...

All this got me thinking... and thinking... and thinking...

And in effort not to ramble anymore I will get to the point of this blog~ 
When life gives you lemons....

I'm serious!  
That is what I have been doing for the last two weeks and amazingly it works!!
(and I can sniff out B.O. ~even mine~ a mile away)

Did you know that sweat actually doesn't stink?
Did you know it is actually the BACTERIA on your skin that makes you stink??
Lemons kill bacteria!
How awesome is that?!?!?

So here again are the reasons you should use lemons as deodorant...

1. IT WORKS!  And I mean it works for a long time.  I use it every morning and the next morning after a day of work, exercise, sleep and sometimes 'other' stuff at night, I still wake up smelling just fine!

2. IT'S CHEAP!  Lemons are WAY cheaper than any deodorant I've ever seen and I have been doing this for two weeks and am just about halfway through ONE lemon (you'll have to watch my video to see how I slice it to make this happen).

3. IT'S ENVIRONMENTALLY BETTER!  Hello?  Lemons?  No plastic container, or packaging or factory pumping pollution into the air... Lemons grow on lovely trees and they're organic- meaning they come from the earth and can go right back into the earth just fine!

4. IT HAS NO ALUMINUM!! And while I'm not saying that that is what causes breast cancer, I have heard there are some links and anything that stops your sweat by clogging your pores with something else can't be good for you...

So I'm serious... Try this out!  Take the Lemon Challenge!  Steal this and share it!  
No tweaking needed!

Check out my video below to see more (if you want~ otherwise just go grab a lemon and throw out your deodorant- recycle it)


PS.  And go get your mammogram!!!!!!
And pray for my friend Lori who was recently diagnosed and could use prayers! <3