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About ksmith

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  • Birthday 04/26/1974

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    Mother of two great boys!!
    A Mimi to Ryder ❤️
    supportive family
    I enjoy life!!
    appreciate every moment
    Don't take myself seriously
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    I AM A SURVIVOR!!!!!!!
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  1. ksmith

    my heart wept when I read this. You are Not an utter failure as a mother. My son, in Florida, lives with his GF's mother and ( they have a baby, my grandson) and I hardly ever get phone calls, or pictures, so i understand your sadness. We can only do what we can do and you are. I also weep for all the pain you are going through.
  2. ksmith

    Kev, you’re to funny. Hindsight is normally 20/20. Or should I say behind sight ( wow poor dad joke)
  3. the teachings you've been taught and the wisdom , he shared. has helped you become the woman you are, after stroke. My like the teaching I follow, those words were only a tool to help me form my own thoughts into the person I am, again after stroke. We all are always sadden by the passing of someone who has helped assist with ones life path, but take to heart the teaching and tools. As Buddha says, " We are what we think"
  4. ksmith


    well today was my colonoscopy. My 5th. The reason was for I have pre cancerous polyps. Great news, I have no new polyps. BUT I have 2 internal hemorrhoids that are the largest he has seen in his 25 years of practice. OH BOY. SO ... I go see a specialist Friday, 13 for a consult . ARGGGGG.. my poor buttocks but two things to take away...1. I had the BEST nap ( thanks to anesthesia) 2for the next 5 years, no colonoscopy.
  5. ksmith

    I think this is my absolute favorite quote .
  6. while reading up on his situation I read some people do stay in a coma for days or weeks while the brain heals itself. I will pray his brain heals fast
  7. ksmith

    I agree with Heather. I'm happy that you ans she talked about it and have an understanding that the want s there. My parents woke up at 5am for years and still do ,even in retirement. My father, thank goodness he doesn't read the boards lol) is seeking help from his doctor to assist with him. When you don't use something for a while, you tend to lose it. I learned French in school and hardly use it , so i lost it. I'm thinking my issues are basically stemming from a lack of using 😞 ?
  8. ksmith

    we missed you bunches
  9. ksmith

    At some health food stores, you can buy, OTC CBD gummies or drops. These contain little to no CBD oil. Like .05% which is legal. These gummies don't make you feel wonky but just get you relaxed. They are kinda expensive. like $50. ( at least near me) but they just cause you to relax. You may not notice but it just happens, It's bliss Why CBD Gummy Bears? Each delicious, fruit-flavored gummy comes loaded with 5 milligrams of high-quality, broad spectrum CBD. These irresistible chews make it simple (and fun) to treat yourself to the many effects of CBD in carefully pre-measured amounts—at any time of day, no matter where you are. THIS PRODUCT IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF: You prefer to take your daily serving of CBD in the form of a tasty treat! A tasty gummy makes it easy to remember to take your CBD each day, and the mouth-watering flavor will make you look forward to each and every helping. This 60-count bottle will supply most users for one to two months. WHY CBDFX? Our CBD gummies are the absolute pinnacle of CBD candy treats. That’s because they’re made with all-organic ingredients, free of GMOs and never contain artificial sweeteners. The gummies contain broad spectrum CBD, meaning that all of the hemp plant’s powerful compounds remain intact. Oh, and did we mention they’re so delicious that you’ll have to restrain yourself from eating your month’s supply too quickly? HOW DO I USE IT? Follow the label directions. Start with one or two gummies, depending on your body’s size and your prior experience with CBD. Wait to see how the CBD affects you before increasing your serving. FACTS: Contains 60 gummy bears with 5 milligrams of CBD each 100% organically grown hemp that’s extracted into broad spectrum CBD No artificial sweeteners Made and grown in the USA https://cbdfx.com/products/cbd-hemp-gummy-bears-300mg/
  10. Done and I've added him in my prayer circle in my meditation group ❤️
  11. ksmith

    I have vertigo all the time. It's commonly in your ear. Mine is more in my brain, So dizziness all the time.. I get ill just watching someone twirl around. I found this : Vertigo can be caused by problems in the brain or central nervous system (central vertigo) or the inner ear (peripheral vertigo). Vertigo is a symptom of other conditions and is not in itself contagious. Here are some vertigo causes: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the brief sensation of motion lasting 15 seconds to a few minutes. This may be described as a sudden attack of vertigo. It may be initiated by sudden head movements or moving the head in a certain direction, such as rolling over in bed. This type of vertigo is rarely serious and can be treated. Vertigo may also be caused by inflammation within the inner ear (labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis), which is characterized by the sudden onset of vertigo and may be associated with hearing loss. The most common cause of labyrinthitis is a viral or bacterial inner ear infection. The duration of symptoms can last for days until the inflammation subsides. Viruses that may cause labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis include herpes viruses, influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, hepatitis, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). *Meniere's disease is composed of a triad of symptoms including episodes of vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and hearing loss. People with this condition have the abrupt onset of severe vertigo and fluctuating hearing loss as well as periods in which they are symptom-free. The cause of Meniere's disease is not fully understood but is thought to be due to viral infections of the inner ear, head injury, hereditary factors, or allergies. *Acoustic neuroma is an uncommon cause of vertigo related to a type of tumor of the nerve tissue of the inner ear that can cause vertigo. Symptoms may include vertigo with one-sided ringing in the ear and hearing loss. *Vertigo can be caused by decreased blood flow to the base of the brain. A blood clot or blockage in a blood vessel in the back of the brain can cause a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA). Another type of stroke consisting of bleeding into the back of the brain (cerebellar hemorrhage) is characterized by vertigo, headache, difficulty walking, and inability to look toward the side of the bleed. The result is that the person's eyes gaze away from the side with the problem. Walking is also extremely impaired. *Vertigo is often the presenting symptom in multiple sclerosis. The onset is usually abrupt, and examination of the eyes may reveal the inability of the eyes to move past the midline toward the nose. *Head trauma and neck injury may also result in vertigo, which usually goes away on its own. Cervical vertigo can be caused by neck problems such as impingement of blood vessels or nerves from neck injuries. *Migraine, a severe form of headache, may also cause vertigo. The vertigo is usually followed by a headache, although not always. There is often a prior history of similar episodes but no lasting problems. *Complications from diabetes can cause arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can lead to lowered blood flow to the brain, causing vertigo symptoms. *Changes in hormones during pregnancy along with low blood sugar levels can cause pregnant women to feel dizziness or vertigo, especially during the first trimester. In the second trimester, dizziness or vertigo may be due to pressure on blood vessels from the expanding uterus. Later in pregnancy dizziness and vertigo may be caused by lying on the back, which allows the weight of the baby to press on a large vein (vena cava) that carries blood to the heart. *Anxiety or panic attacks may also cause people to feel the sensation of vertigo. Stress may worsen symptoms, though it usually does not cause them. *Mal de Debarquement, which means "sickness of disembarkation," is the medical term for the dizziness and vertigo felt after travel by ship or boat. This is commonly felt after a cruise. In some cases, people experience this sensation after getting out of a plane, car, or train. (https://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm#what_are_symptoms_of_vertigo) Vertigo implies there is a sensation of motion either of the person or the environment, often perceived as if the room is spinning around you. This should not be confused with symptoms of lightheadedness or fainting. Vertigo differs from motion sickness in that motion sickness is a feeling of being off-balance and lacking equilibrium, caused by repeated motions such as riding in a car or boat. If true vertigo exists, symptoms include a sensation of disorientation or motion. In addition, the individual may also have any or all of these symptoms: *nausea or vomiting, *sweating, and/or *abnormal eye movements. The duration of vertigo symptoms can be from minutes to hours, and symptoms can be constant (chronic) or episodic. The onset may be due to a movement or change in position. It is important to tell the doctor about any recent head trauma or whiplash injury as well as any new medications the affected individual is taking. The person may have hearing loss and a ringing sensation in the ears. The person might have visual disturbances, weakness, difficulty speaking, a decreased level of consciousness, and difficulty walking. My issues are ((https://vestibular.org/understanding-vestibular-disorder/treatment/treatment-detail-page) Ugh.... I wish her happy dancing
  12. ksmith

    I will send all my healing energy and love everyday❤️
  13. Patti, My heart is aching for you have to watch your son in that condition. I am thankful James is being well cared for and I will send prayer everyday as well as give, with your permission, his name to my mothers church prayer chain.
  14. ksmith

    Welcome Babu. I'm sorry to hear you are depressed. It can be, for sure. I, too, walk unaided (sometimes unless I hold on to someones arm for long walks) and wobble most times like someone who is highly intoxicated and with right side weakness, I was told to use a can ( walking stick) but I'm right handed so when I use my left hand, it is a horrible sight.
  15. ksmith

    cheers mate 🙂