Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wisdom Teeth Removal Horror Story! :)

August 31st 2016.

A day that has changed my life......Although I didn't realize it right away.
In the middle of August 2016 I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned and while there they took an x-ray to check on my wisdom teeth and see if they needed to come out (They did the x-ray about once every year or two but they were fine up till then).

Well, The dentist looked at the x-ray and told me that I would need to have them removed. (They had been giving me trouble every few months for a couple of years....I'd have a week or two every few months that I'd be in a lot of pain from them).

So.......We decided to get them out.


August 31st.

My surgery was at 9am and it all went well. (I had been REALLY scared that I would do or say stupid stuff in recovery but I was (as my brothers called it) Boring........I was just really sleepy. (only 30 minutes in recovery and I could go home).

*(Funny fact. One of my younger brothers had his wisdom teeth out two days after I did and he was SO LOOPY! It was hilarious!)

Well after being home for almost a week I wasn't feeling better.......I still couldn't eat much because it hurt so I went back in so the Dr could look at it.

(My birthday was right around here......Worst birthday I've EVER had!)

He said I had a dry socket and gave me some gel to use a few times a day.

Fast forward two weeks and still feeling horrible........And it was getting worse! (one of my closest friends got married around then and I was able to do their guestbook for them........So nice to be able to do it but REALLY felt awful that day......I could barely stand up).

Three days after that I was back at the Dr's.

He decided that Since a month had gone by and I was feeling worse, that he needed to open things back up and see what was wrong. :(

September 27th

I had my second surgery.
(worst thing EVER!)

Dr said that it was very infected and I had Necrosis of the bone (Basically it was so infected that the bone was dying).

rough day of recovery.

One month later.
October 25th

Still feeling awful so he opened it up again (I was put out this time..........Thanking the Lord for that!)
He couldn't find anything that time so couldn't help me anymore).

(BTW, he was an AWESOME doctor!)

Went to our family practitioner........Trying to find out whats wrong.

Sent to two other Dr's.

Checked for MS and a million other things................Thankfully that came up negative!  

Sent to ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor). 

He found that I had a large sinus infection.........(I had already been on antibiotics and steroids for a while because of all the problems I'd had (that's is always the first line of treatment for a chronic sinus infection)).

So...........I had surgery the next week in February  2017

Finally started seeing a bit of progress!  

March 2017

Doing a little bit better.......But still really weak and in a lot of pain.

My Mom had been dosing me with vitamins............making me do exercises all through all of this (and still is!)  and it helped me a LOT! 

Found a Chiropractor and set up an appointment.

(most of you probably don't know this but I have Scoliosis (its a curvature of the spine).

Well, we went to the chiropractor and she took X-rays and she said my scoliosis had gotten a LOT worse!

We started going three times a  week.....then two times.............Than one.......and I'm finally down to once every two weeks! 
(with all of the nutrition Mom has been doing with me (I have taken over doing stuff on my own some too) She has been AMAZING! (GentleJoyHomemaker)

Finally getting back to church pretty regularly. :)

Walking three times a day (Chiropractor said to keep mobile).

And generally getting better bit by bit!

Dr is Expecting about two years until I'm totally back to normal. (Doing everything I used to).


Thanks for being patient with me as I haven't blogged in a LONG TIME!

Blogging Tutorial. Adding Page Tabs to Your Blog - On Blogger

Hi everyone! 

This is a post showing you how to add the page tabs to your blog (This is on Blogger btw).

Okay, first you go to your blogger dashboard.

#1 Locate the Layout tab on the left side of the screen and click on it.

#2 Click "Add a Gadget" (as seen above).

#3 That will bring up a little window. Scroll down until you see Pages.

#4 Click on Pages. (the little blue plus sign).

#5 Another window should open. On the left side of it will be a list of pages you have created. Add as many as you want! *(you may have to go in and adjust you blog to fit or limit the number of pages you add).

#6 Add them where ever you want to on the blog *(I have them at the top right under the Title).


(In the photo above. The right hand upper corner). 

Make sure everything looks right.......And you're all set! :)

I hope this tutorial will help you!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen!

Just a heads up.

Monday, March 20 2017
Free Cone Day!

At Dairy Queen!

We went last year and it was great! 


Friday, January 27, 2017

Song - Thy Will

These last few months God has been (And still is) walking me through the darkest time I've ever experienced.

This song has really ministered to me in these hard times......I hope it will do the same for you.


Hillary Scott - Thy Will Lyrics

From the album Love Remains

I'm so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here

I don't wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you're good
But this don't feel good right now 
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about

It's hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you're God
And I am not

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees
All that comes to me is 
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you see me 
I know you hear me, Lord

Publishing: © 2016 W.B.M. Music Corp. / EKT Publishing, admin. by W.B.M. Music Corp. (SESAC); WB Music Corp. / Thankful For This Music, admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP); Songs of Universal, Inc. / G650 Music/Pure Note Music, admin. by Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI).


~Wholesome Joy~


P.S. I would greatly appreciate your prayers.......and I'm sorry that its been so long since I've posted (And I think it's going to be a while till the next one :( Thanks)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Everyone! 

I hope you all are having a great day!


Wholesome Joy

Monday, May 30, 2016

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE! ~~~~~~~~~~ (Happy Memorial Day!)

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! 


The cost of our freedom was (and is) very great.

I hope you had a wonderful day of remembering loved the men and women that have given their lives for our freedom and also loved ones that have passed on.


Monday, March 21, 2016

52 Free Birthday Deals!

Hi everyone!

For the past few years, in the weeks before my birthday I've searched online for birthday freebies, and then the next year did it again........I always forgot to save a list of them!


Here is the list! 
Here are 50 birthday deals 
(I have not personally tried each and every one, but I will plan to try most of them this next birthday!) 

Birthday Freebies!

 1.  Arby's  Free 12 oz shake with any purchase when you join Arby’s Extras

 2.  Baskin Robbins  Sign up for the Birthday Club and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday.
 3.  Bob Even's  Join the kid’s birthday club and get a free kid’s meal
 4.  Captain D's     Join the Kid’s Birthday Club and get a coupon for a free kid’s meal.
 5.  Caribou Coffee  Sign up for their email newsletter and get a free drink on your birthday.
 6.  Culver's   Join Culver’s Connect and recieve a free single scoop sundae for your birthday.
 7.  Dairy Queen  Buy One Get One Free Blizzards.
 8.  Denny's  Register for Denny’s Rewards and get a free Grand Slam Breakfast on your birthday.
 9.  IHOP   Join the Pancake Revolution to get a free meal on your birthday.
10. Jack In The Box  Free dessert on your birthday.  Must show ID.
11. Mr Goodcents  Sign for their email club and get a free 6″ sub on your birthday.
12. Noodles & Co.   Get a free dish on your birthday.
13. Orange Julius  Free birthday drink when you sign up for the Julius League.
14. Panera Bread  Get a free surprise when you register for My Panera Rewards.
15. Perkins  Join the e-Club and get a coupon for a free adult entree.
16. Planet Smoothie  Get free birthday goodies when you sign up for their newsletter.
17. Red Robin  Get a free burger on your birthday.
18. Ruby Tuesday  Join the So Connected Club and get a free handcrafted burger on your birthday.
19. Runza  Free Kid’s Meal when you sign up for Rex’s Email Club.
20. Schlotzskys  
Sign up for email club and receive a FREE small sandwich coupon for your birthday month.
21. Swagbucks  50 Points on your birthday.
22The Cheescake Factory  Free birthday dessert.
23. Einstein Bros. free bagel and shmear.
24. Firehouse Sub  free medium sub sandwich. (some locations allow coming in with photo ID and no email)
25. Olive Garden  free dessert or appetizer.
26. Pizza Hut  Free Surprise.
27. Red Lobster  free appetizer.
28. Sonic  free creamslush, tater tots, or medium drink.
29. Starbucks  free drink or treat.
30. Wendy's  free Frosty.
31. TCBY  free small yogurt.
32. Texas Roadhouse  free appetizer.
33. Bare Minerals     free full size birthday beauty product.
34. Sephora  free product sample.
35. Ulta  free full-size signature CK One mascara for ULTAmate Rewards members.
36. CVS   Register for a CVS ExtraCare Card and get $3 in ExtraCare Bucks every year on your birthday.
37. Old Navy  free surprise.
38. First Watch  You will get a B1G1 Free offer just for signing up for the Sun eClub plus, get a free entrĂ©e on your birthday.
39. godfather's pizza  Sign up for the Birthday club and get a free pizza with a purchase of breadsticks on your birthday.
40. Nature Made  get 25 bonus points on your birthday added to your wellness club
41. Kohls  Sign up for the Kohl’s Rewards program – for every dollar you spend on qualifying purchases, you’ll earn 1 point – and whenever you earn 100 points, you’ll score a $5 reward in your inbox. Plus, you’ll snag a special Birthday Offer!
42. Krispy Kreme  Each Krispy Kreme store offers a different birthday promotion (some stores even offer a free dozen doughnuts and coffee on your birthday)
43. Nestle  Join the Cafe Club and get a special birthday offer.
44. Scooters  free drink upon sign-up plus a birthday offer.
45. Smoothie King  Join the Kingdom and receive discounts, promotion and a birthday offer.
46. A & W  Free A&W Root Beer for your birthday when you join the mug club.
47. Bonanza Steakhouse  BOGO coupon for one free steak or buffet.
48. Fazoli's  Free dessert.
49. Pie Five Guys  Free pizza pie.
50. Old Chicago Pizza  Free pizza of up to $16 value.
51. Planet Sub   Free Sub on your birthday! 
52. God Father's Pizza Free Medium Pizza With a Purchase of breadsticks.
53. Mcalister's Deli  Free Surprise on your birthday 

And you could sign up for all of them now and you will get your birthday treats on your birthday! (Normally you want to sign up at least a month in ensure getting your treats!)

P.S. I will continue adding deals to the list as I find them (so it might not be exactly 50......more like 50 and up!) 

                                              ~Wholesome Joy~

#Birthday #Freestuff #Free 

Linking Up On!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

How To Link Your Blog To Your Pinterest Page!

Hi everyone! 
Well I'm back from a VERY long break! (Sorry about that!) life has been SO busy lately, and finding time to write on here didn't make the cut for a few months! ;) 


Well, on my long break, just about the only thing I did for the blog was keep up with Pinterest (And even that I didn't do all that well! ;P 

I found something I hadn't before!

Did you know that you can directly link your blog/site and your Pinterest so that you get stats about what people are pinning of yours and what is the most popular? 
I didn't! 
So when I found it I decided to do a tutorial on "How To Link Your Blog To Your Pinterest Page" 

So....Here goes!

The first thing you need to do is go to your Pinterest account page/profile.

In the left hand corner next to the Pinterest icon it says Analytics.

Click on that.

You will see a page (like the one pictured above).

You will see three links, Your Pinterest Profile, Your Audience,
 and one that says "Want to see more?"

Click on that.

It will bring up what is pictured above.

There are two ways to Confirm your website.

1. The copy and paste (first circle in the picture)

2. Download (I used the other one so I don't know how well this works)

So, copy and paste the html code.

Now go to your blog.

(I don't know how this will work on other sites like Wordpress).

click on Template.

Click on Edit HTML (Its under the blog picture on the Template page).

Search the HTML code for <head> and </head> 

(As seen above)

Paste the code you copied in between <head> and </head> 

And click "Save Template"

Like above.

Refresh your Pinterest Analytics and....... 

Your done!

It will say "Check Back Soon!"

A couple of days later you should see stats appearing (they will be small at first)

And there you have it!

I hope this Tutorial helped you and I would LOVE to hear your questions and comments!

P.S. If you liked it, please share! 

Thank You!


~Wholesome Joy~


#Blog  #Pinterest  #Analytics  #Stats  #HTML