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Chiari Malformation

Comedy Night With Krazy Jake To Benefit Connor’s Fight With Chiari

I'm sure you've seen me use the term 'chiari' during the past year.  If not, let me briefly tell you about it.  Chiari Malformation (pronounced: Key R ee) ...in layman's terms...is when your brain falls below your skull into your spinal column.  To say it hurts is an understatement.  I've birthed 4 children without pain meds...that 'hurt'.  Chiari is 10 steps above 'hurt'.  I know, because, I have chiari and so does my fellow Chiari Warrior, Connor.

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Chiari Malformation
Sarah's BRAIN

A Closer Look Into Sarah’s Head

A lot of people have taken their time to research Chiari Malformation.  I wanted to share my MRI image that shows some of what I'm is dealing with.  This is only one picture and a very small part of the story.  But it shows you that my headaches are legit.  

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Category: B98.5, Health, Morning Buzz
Marijuana

Yay Or Nay: Cannabis Tampons [VIDEO]

Say buh-bye to menstrual cramps ladies!  Foria Relief, only available in Colorado and California, wants to turn painful periods into 'Chill' periods by using marijuana.  Hey, if this works, I'm willing to try anything once.

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Category: Health, Offbeat
Purple hair
Sarah colored her hair purple

Find Out Why Sarah Colored Her Hair PURPLE #CHIARIWARRIOR

Yup, I colored my hair...PURPLE!  No regrets.  It's a statement for sure.  But it's just hair...right?  The color purple has a whole new meaning to me.  So, before I take on a surgery that will change my life, I wanted to face it head on and do something daring. To show it that I am in control of my destiny and I am not afraid...OK, maybe I'm afraid a little.

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Category: B98.5, Health, Offbeat
A& E, YouTube
A& E, YouTube

Andy Capwell Wants To Be On This Television Show

I got a brand new television show this Saturday afternoon on A & E, it's called 'Fit to Fat to Fit'. The quick premise of the show is that a person who is overweight spends four months with a personal trainer to workout and to change their diet habits. But, there is a twist to this show.

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Chiari Warrior
Sarah's #myintent bracelet

Three Weeks From Surgery And Sarah’s Having A Mid-Life Crisis

Today, I am three weeks away from getting my head screwed on straight.  February 17th is the day I will conquer chiari.  But, the anticipation is driving me crazy.  I want it over with, already, and want to be on the other side of it recovering.  Knowing that I'm having such a risky surgery, it has me thinking about 'life' and how I've never really done anything truly 'out there'.  

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SArah

Sarah Needs Meal Ideas For Recovery

Surgery is 26 days away.  I am trying to get my stuff together so that recovery will go as smooth as possible.  This weekend, I'm going to prepare meals to freeze.  I figure this is one less thing my husband will have to do.  My recovery is going to be a long journey and with 6 kids, I don't want him to get overwhelmed.  

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Category: Food, Health, Offbeat
blood-drive11

Blood Drives in Central Maine: Give the Gift of Life, Jan. 20 – Jan. 26

Are you giving blood this week? It takes just a little amount of time and your donation is crucial to the American Red Cross.

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blood-drive11

Blood Drives in Central Maine: Give the Gift of Life, Jan. 12 – Jan. 18

Are you giving blood this week? It takes just a little amount of time and your donation is crucial to the American Red Cross.

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exfoliating
Kimberly White, Getty Images

Exfoliating Microbeads Banned From Cleansing Products

 

Those little tiny ‘microbeads' that are used for cleansing your face or body have been outlawed. The tiny plastic beads are found in hundreds of products from face and body washes to toothpaste.

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