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life after tragedy. living while grieving. love and triplets.

3.05.2012

...to health and happiness

My sincere apologies for my lack of posts.  Thank you for all of your kind comments of concern for my health and well being.  I truly have been blown away by all the kindness that I've witnessed on a daily basis.  I feel very strongly that because of all my angels, I have the strength to heal and grow stronger every day.  It's been one of those crazy busy, I need a day off kind of weeks.  I'm going to try and do another post within 48 hours of this because I have a lot to write about :)) We have been working on financial aid applications for the hospitals (cross your fingers they take some of the burden off our shoulders), Dr's appts, dinners with friends...<--yup, I went out to dinner with friends, twice, and I even got a pedicure.  

On my last post I talked about using DoTerra oils.  I put them on the bottoms of my feet and at night time I have Ryan rub some on my spine and over my kidney.  I put all my faith in them, and have used them 3-5 x's per day for 1 week now.  

Well, guess what?  I'm not having any fevers... at all!  I started the oils Sunday night, I had my usual fever that night and Monday night as well.  Tuesday my day went on as normal, at about 10pm, I had my heating blanket on but I didn't need it.  It hit me, I didn't have a fever.  I took my temperature and it read 97.5 my normal below 98.6 (low-thyroid) temperature.  "Holy cow, could these really be working?", I said to Ryan.  Typically, my fevers/infection/thing started out as a low fever just below 101 the first night, then I'd get 2 the second night, 2 high fevers the next night and some in the afternoon, then back to back high fevers=ER bound.  I've always loved homeopathic everything.  We actually swear by garlic shots when you feel a cold coming on, if you are interested click here.  I've heard positive things about DoTerra oils but really didn't think they could actually cure something as serious as what I was dealing with.  Also, all companies claim that their product is the best.  Our cousin had us smell DoTerra's peppermint oil and the 'NOW' brand's peppermint oil and the difference was huge!  So, I do think that using DoTerra's oil and another brand will probably give you different results.  

I have been using the oils more often than I probably needed to, but I really wanted to get fast results and I had what I feel to be a major infection in my body.  Here is what I've been using and a short description on their benefits.  Source here.

On the bottoms of my feet:

Oregano-Natural Immune Support:
  • Properties-Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic to the respiratory system, antiviral, and immune stimulant.
  • Common primary uses-Athlete's foot, calluses, Candida, Canker Sores, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ebola Virus, Fungal infections, Immune System (Stimulates), Inflammation, Intestinal Parasites, MRSA, Muscle Aches, Nasal Polyp, Parasites, Plague, Pneumonia, Ringworm, Staph Infection, Ringworm, Viral Infections, Warts, Whooping Cough

On Guard-Protective Blend:

  • The oils in this blend have been studied for their strong abilities to kill harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses.  This blend can be diffused into the air or be used to clean and purify household surfaces.  
Single oils in this blend include:
  • wild orange-antibacterial, antifungal, antidepressant, & antiseptic; very effective against colds & flu.  
  • Clove Bud-antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, & an immune stimulant.  
  • Cinnamon Bark-antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, atringent, immune stimulant, sexual stimulant, and warming.  
  • Eucalyptus Radiata-may have a profound anti-viral effect upon the respiratory system.  It also has strong antibacterial, anticatarrhal, and antiseptic properties. 
  •  Rosemary-may help balance heart function, energize the solar plexus, and reduce mental fatigue.  It may improve circulation and help stimulate the nerves.  It is antiseptic and anti-infectious.
On my spine and kidney:

Peppermint:

  • Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-viral, and invigorating.
  • Possible uses: Asthma, bronchitis, candida, diarrhea, digestion, fever, flu, halitosis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, indigestion, menstrual irregularity, migraine headache, motion sickness, nausea, respiratory function, vomiting, depression, fatigue, inflammation, liver problems, rheumatism, toothaches, tuberculosis, and add flavor to water.
I've always loved to rub just a little bit of this on my temples in the afternoon.  It helps wake me up and gives me a slight stimulating effect helping me to focus and boosts my mood.

Frankincense:

  • This oil may help with aging, allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, carbuncles, catarrh, colds, diarrhea, diphtiheria, gonorrhea, headaches, healing, hemorrhaging, herpes, high blood pressure, jaundice, laryngitis, meningitis, nervous conditions, prostate problems, pneumonia, respiratory problems, sciatic pain, sores, spiritual awareness, staph, strep, stress, syphilis, T.B., tension, tonsillitis, typhoid, and wounds.  
  • May also help a person have a better attitude, which may help to strengthen the immune system.


Whoa, that was a lot to type.  I obviously love these oils.  There are a lot of different oils and they all work for different ailments.  I spent a long time in the hospital on a lot of different antibiotics and other medications.  For me these oils came into my life at the perfect time.  I am also going to start putting lemon essential oil (stronger than just a regular lemon), in my water to start cleansing my body of all the toxins that I've been exposed to in the recent months.  There are different applications for each oil and they are 100% natural and safe to use on children (as directed).   I just signed up to be a wholesaler because it was only $35.00 and I plan on using them for my family and self regularly.  If you are interested in trying these oils or if you have any questions email me at PACKX4@YAHOO.COM.  If you want to try them before you buy them contact me and I will try to mail you a sample.  If you want to sign up to be a wholesaler please contact me or sign up under me (pretty pretty please), my member ID is 163300... my goal is to get enough people to sign up under me so I don't have to pay for my oils.  Or for more information, or if you want to purchase oils go to www.mydoterra.com/kellypack/ 

I know these oils aren't for everyone.  But, I think there is always something you can do to make yourself feel better.  Something, that you take just a few seconds or an hour a day that makes you feel good inside and out.  About 6 months before the accident I began doing just that.  I like to say "I got my act together".  A light turned on.  I started running.  It was just a little bit at first, and then I surprised myself and built up my tolerance to 5-7 miles/day.  Running made me feel good, which led me to start taking more pride in my appearance.  I was in one of the best places, if not the best place I'd ever been in my whole life.  I started doing my hair, putting on make-up, and dressing as cute as possible almost every single day.  Sadly, I hadn't taken pride, or even the time for myself in years.  I still cry a whole lot, but it feels so good to feel good again!  I hope to be running by Colum's Birthday 6-29.  I'm starting to feel that light turn back on.

37 comments:

  1. I have a friend that sells DoTerra oils. I forwarded your story to her because I think she would love to hear how well they have worked for you. Still thinking of you and I'm so glad you're starting to get your light back.

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  2. Kelly, glad to hear you are feeling good. I should totally get on the oil bandwagon, I bet it would help me a ton~ Thinking of you guys always and I hope you continue to feel better and better :) KIMMIE

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  3. I'm so pleased you are feeling good at the moment - that's so good that the oils are working.

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  4. I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling and doing better. We don't know each other, but I think of you often. I hope you continue to improve.

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  5. I am so happy to hear you are feeling good! This post makes me so happy! I have been praying that your kidneys would heal on their own and I am glad the oils helped you. I hope you continue to feel well and continue to have hope for the future.

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  6. Thats awesome that you are feeling better. I read your posts often and check daily for an update. I am going to a Doterra presentation on Wednesday in West Jordan and am looking forward to what I will learn. I am also a runner and your running goal of running on Columns birthday is very inspiring......someday you may to a marathon :-)

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  7. Kelly

    I am so happy that you are finally feeling good to the point that you can take time and heal and do things with your friends, and oh my gosh, dinner with friends, a pedicure, i can only imagine how you felt, it probrably felt so good, i have a nephew that is one year younger then finn but he loves superman, and spiderman, is finn about the same, they love super heroes because that is what they are, there was an angel or a (superhero) with you that night of the accident I truely believe, Kelly i pray you can have better weeks to come and no more hospital stays, sending good wishes and get wells your way, and glad that our prayers are working. Love you kelly

    Erin

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  8. I love the doTERRA oils! May I suggest that you try the supplements that they sell. They are the best vitamin supplements I have ever tried and truly helped me return to myself and find my light again after our horrible 2011. They have a money back guarantee and are worth it. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily, and I secretly hope to cross paths with you at some point while we are out and about. Because I think you are amazing and I am in awe of you and your family. All the best to you and your family!!!

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    1. Thank you. What vitamins do you recommend? I wish I could try all of them :).

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    2. The Lifelong Vitality Pack is what I have tried. It includes the Alpha CRS+ Cellular Vitality Complex, the xEO MEGA Essential Oil Omega Complex, and the Microplex VMZ Food Nutrient Complex. It is more money than I have ever spent on vitamins but they are the first vitamins that I have taken and I experienced a change in how I felt.

      If you feel like you can only try one of the three I highly suggest you try the xEO MEGA Essential Oil Omega Complex one. It has a ton of oils already in the capsule along with cardiovascular, immune, joint, and brain support. It benefits you in ways I never knew a pill could.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    3. I'm totally going to get these for us. I heard they are amazing for joint pain... which we obviously have. And that they give you energy. I love that you love them. Thanks for the recommendation. Crazy crazy thing happening tomorrow. Ryan and I are meeting with Dr. Hill, one of the founders of DoTerra tomorrow. I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm sure I will have to blog all about it. Hopefully, I can sleep tonight.

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    4. So jealous that you got to meet with Dr. Hill! I can't wait to hear about it. I hope that things are still going as well as can be expected for you and your family. I loved your post about cleansing your body and am so happy that you are able to do a give away and get the products into more hands. Best wishes to all of you!

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  9. I am glad you found something that works for you :)

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  10. Kelly,
    When I first opened your page today I saw a link to a "signs of kidney cancer site." It gave me a bit of a scare. My dad had kidney cancer and had to have a kidney removed, it was a scary event, he ended up having internal bleeding and being put in the ICU for a week (pails in comparison to what you have been through).
    After reading your post though I feel much better and am so happy that you have found something that is making you feel better. I hope that this is the answer to your problems and that you can keep both of your kidneys.
    I will have to e-mail you sometime about the oils and there benefits. After serving in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom I came back with chronic, arm, shoulder and neck pain and migraines. To this day, 8 years later, I have yet to receive a diagnosis. I hate all the drugs and the way they make you feel so instead I just live in constant pain. If you could recommend some of these oils that may help I might consider giving it a go.
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Continue enjoying your time with your family and friends and pamper yourself as much as possible, you deserve it.
    Sarah

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    1. First of all thank you from the bottom of my heart for serving our country! I'm glad you made it back safe. I would love to try and help you. I'm sorry that you live in constant pain. I can't imagine how hard that must be for 8 years. If you'd like I could mail you some samples. Email me with details of what your pain feels like, if anything triggers it etc., and I can look up what oils would help. I know it almost seems silly but I can hardly believe what these have done for me. Thank you for your kind words and for reading!

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  11. Hooray! I'm glad you doing better:)

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  12. Maybe we can all run on 6/29 and think of your baby? I just started running in August, and although I'm currently injured and not allowed to run for a month or so :-( I'd love to run in Colum's honor.

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    1. I would love that. Run for Colum day!

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    2. I would love to participate in a Run for Colum Day! 6/29 is also my brother's birthday, who passed away 15 years ago. What a strange coincidence. I would be willing to organize something, maybe as a fundraiser? I have a few connections and I know that you have so many people that would love to support you and your beautiful family. Email me if that is something you would want to do.

      Sending my love!
      Kacey in Draper
      Kaceygardner@gmail.com

      Ps, love that you are doing essential oils and that they are helping you...what a miracle. Xoxo

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    3. A run for Colum is such a great idea! I would love to be a part of something like that. Kelly I'm so glad you are feeling better and getting some of your light back :) you truly are an inspiration to me. I don't know you, but I have followed your story since I heard of it. I sent you a MSG on Facebook :) hopefully you got it. I hope that you continue to feel better and can get running by Colums birthday. :)

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    4. I would also love to do a run for your sweet colum. A fundraiser would be amazing! Glad to hear these oils are helping! Prayers are still coming your way from our home.

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  13. I am COMPLETELY in on a Run For Colum day as well. And.....I will be emailing you about some oils that I want to purchase. I was just chatting with my friend last night about wanting to try some of these.
    I am SO GLAD you are feeling that light coming back on. :)

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  14. You are such an amazing person. I am a total stranger, but your continued strength and love is truly amazing. Your little angel is so proud of you. He's such a hero! Your all hero's! I wish there were more people out in this world like you. You have really made me a better mom, organ donor and think about the little things that really don't matter.

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  15. I am so, so happy you are doing better!!! Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!

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  16. I think about you and your family often and feel like I know you in a strange way, since we've never met. I am a massage therapist in West Jordan and use a lot of essential oils and SWEAR by them. DoTerra is amazing. I'm so glad to see that it is working for you. I know that Lilac oil also has healing effects on the kidneys. Therefore, most aroma therapists would recommend this oil in the treatment of kidney-related ailments. I will continue to pray for you all. ~ Claire

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  17. Kelly~
    I'm so happy for you and your family. Our family has been using doTERRA Essential oils for the past 7 Months for our two sons, with major health problems, they have helped them, and our family and friends in so many ways. I'm so glad that you have been using them, they truley are Amazing oils. Your such a sweetheart, and I wish you all the best, and strength,and faith and lot's of love sent your way always!.. If you ever need anything or questions about the oils, call or text me anytime... there is a great website called (everythingessential.me)it's tells you how to use doterra oil from A TO Z. Good luck with yours and Ryan's recovery
    Love ya lot's Kelly!
    Katie Jones Western

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  18. I've been thinking about you and I'm so glad you keep this blog - you motivate and inspire me. Your drive and sense of purpose are amazing. Lots of Love.

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  19. Good for you will the friend dinners and pedicure! Glad the oils are working for you. I may have to try them. I was reading about the ones you are trying and I'm pretty sure I need those ones...for depression, muscle aches, allergies, immune system boosting, etc. Plus I should try the one for high blood pressure on my husband and my toddler is always getting colds. Ok I really need these :) will you email me what they cost. andiestipp@hotmail.com Thanks!
    Brittany Tuckett (from down the street)

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  20. Kelly....i'm so glad that you have found something to help you with your pain. It's so crazy what Doterra oils can do. Mateo had an ear infection for about a month and a half. His pediatrician had given him four different antibiotics nd none of those seemed to help. I had told my mom about what was going on and she told me that she knew this lady that had some oils that could help with his ear aches. That night she had brough me some over and had told me to put a few drops of this oil(not to sure the name of it off the top of my head) on a cotton ball and stick it in his ears. I was thinking to myself, how is this going to help him? A few days after that Mateo had an appointment with an ENT Specialist. After the Dr. looked at him, he told me that he looked great. That brought the biggest smile to my face. I just knew right then and there that the oil had helped him with his ear infection. I truely believe that these Doterra Oils do work. I will talk to my mom and get the name of that oil because I will definitely get some from you :) I am always thinking about you and your family. I hope for you and Ryan a speedy recovery :)


    <3 Brittany Uribe

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  21. I would love to run for colum on his birthday! I would also like to order some oils from you! Especially if it would help you to get your oils for free!!! That would be great! I cry every time I read your updates! Thank you for sharing your story! I am so glad your fever is gone and I hope it never comes back! You are amazing! You make me want to be a better person, and for that I thank you! Xoxoxo

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  22. Do you have your own doterra site that I could order through like mydoterra.com/kellypack or something?

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  23. I have been reading your posts, but havn't responded to any yet. I am so glad you found something that works for you and am going to look into the oils myself becuase I too LOVE everything homeopathic! If I wasn't going to be 38 weeks pregnant on Colum's birthday I too would run that day! Maybe my little girl will come early and be an blessing on that day:)

    Also I just have to comment about the responses you are getting. When I was reading your post I was enthralled and thrilled to learn about the oils, but at the same time, was getting anxious. I was worried that you would get some slack for the pitch for the oils, I was reading all the comments with hesitation and was soooo THRILLED that you got nothing but support. The group of people reading your blog and supporting you through their comments is inspiring to me! Keep strong!!! Thinking about you often.

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  24. I will definitely cross my fingers for you guys! I really haven't heard of these oils but I might be interested! I'm so glad they're working for you!!!! I hope your light will continue to shine bright for you!!! Take care :)

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  26. Thanks for sharing how you are using the oils and how well they're working out for you. I'm glad you are feeling better.

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  27. Hooray!!! I'm so glad the oil are working for you! My friend introduced me to Doterra about 6 months ago and I'm so glad they came into your life and are doing such good for you. Love you and thank you so much for continuing your blog. I can't even express what I want to say, so just thank you.

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