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Day 3-5

The waiting game began on Thursday.

Biopsy

Now we wait 3-5 business days for the pathology report. Hoping for the very best. I ve been trying to stay as positive as my thoughts can keep me positive. I am what I attract. I am a firm believer you get what you put out into the universe. I know my mom will be cured and will be back to her stubborn self in no time!

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Day 2

I am a walking zombie…

my head hurts, I didn’t sleep all night and I feel like I got kicked in the stomach.

My babies started school today! My almost 5 year old started TK and my baby started preschool. They were the best dressed kids in class. I was reminded to not send them so stylish and not to put honest juices in their lunch boxes…. ooops

Today consisted of me sitting at the coffee shop staring at the Virgen de Guadalupe and praying to her for a miracle. My coffee trip was followed by a phone call to my aunts. I lost it. I sobbed like a baby. But I felt this overwhelming comfort. We may not have all the answers or let alone don’t know where we are going to start, but I knew our family is built on very strong stubborn genes and I knew in that moment that we are going to be ok.

Then I sobbed some more on the way home…

I came home to find my mom extremely anxious… so I threw my nephew under the bus and told her to take a hit of his vape pen. She said she would offer me some but I should not because of my job. And I didn’t. Even though it is legal… we talked. I was scared to be alone. I didn’t know what to say, I just wanted to run home. But I didn’t. She went on to tell me that I need to take care of my dad. I told her let’s slow it down. We don’t even know what these aliens inside your body are yet. One obstacle at a time. For now we will remain positive and start eating a plant based diet!

I tried to nap, but then got a call from the GYN ONC she scheduled an appointment for tomorrow.

Off I went to do my big girl grad school biz. Felt good to be around my classmates who are still completely strangers, but I found comfort in the our discussion about nursing research and evidence based practice.

Pray for us tomorrow…

– B

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Dear Mr. Dwayne Whitaker and Mark Warner

Hello World! I thought I would take the time to write about my experience with phone calls pretending to be lawyers wanting to take your money. It’s so important to inform so many people as possible so that we can all spread the word and help put an end to these scammers.

At the end of December, I get a text message from my sister stating she had been getting these phone calls on her house phone from a Mark Warner. He informed her he was calling for me and used my maiden name. He called her several times stating he needed to get a very important message to me. At the time she was telling me this I got a phone call from an unknown number and it was Mr. Warner. Stating on my voicemail that I need to contact him by today or else there would be certified court papers left at my home or place of employment.

I called him and asked where he was calling from and what the reason was for. He asked me to verify my Social Security and Date of Birth, WHICH I DID NOT and hung up. I did nothing about it because this same situation had happened to me last year around the same time.

The following week, I get a text message from my sister-in-law and brother, they also said they had been getting phone calls. By this time I knew it was a scam because my parents were also getting phone calls. I decided to call this Dwayne Whitaker back. I called 1-855-203-4246, a man answers the phone with Litigation Office. I told him I was calling in regards to a message. He asked me to verify and I did not. He then proceeded to get very frustrated and angry. He began to tell me that if I did not comply or pay the amount that I needed to he would prosecute me to the fullest criminal intent. I said ok be my guest. He then escalated to another level and began to cuss at me and said he was on his way to serve me papers to my Fresno, Ca address… I don’t live in Fresno.

I called my local police department, and the kind officer informed me that this has been happening a lot in the community and unfortunately some people fall for this kind of scam. The police officer said it is a huge issue with older people who get scared by these rude callers and give in and give them all their information.

Long story short, be careful to who you give personal information to.

Moral of the Story:

  1. DONT EVERT VERIFY OR GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. These people are phishing. Phishing is when someone calls you and is attempting to get personal information about you. a11
  2. Ask for a written letter to be sent to you, if they are claiming that they have your address.
  3. They are not going to show up to your home address or place of employment.
  4. If someone plans to sue or serve you any type of court documentation they will certainly not call you and ask you for money prior.
  5. Spread the word, as a community we must stop these unmoralized humans trying to rob us of our hard owned money!

Happy Sunday!

xoxoBerenice

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Mission : Slim POSSIBLE

I’ m done. The towel is thrown and I am officially done being over weight.

I am done feeling sorry for myself.

I am done wanting to be a home body and not go anywhere because nothing fits.

I am done hiding from the camera.

I want my health back.

I want to be fit

I want to be able to keep up with my kids and not get tired.

I want to feel amazing and LOOK AMAZING.

I started MISSION: Slim possible last week on monday October 9th. I am challenging myself for 15 weeks to get fit, eat health and love my mama body again.

I could go in to detail and blame me being over weight on a million things. But I am not. Instead I am going to direct that energy to thinking positive thoughts and encouraging myself that yes I can and will succeed!

So this is what Mission: Slim Possible entails.

I will be working out at home using my amazing beachbody on demand.

Drinking Shakeology

And meal planning the heck out of my days! It’s all about portion control!

In order to success you must plan, plan, plan.

” Failing to plan is planning to fail”

Every week I will be posting my meal plan and recipes for the week and Workout calendar.

Measurements and weighing in will take place every Monday!

I will be also make it a goal to drink my body weight in water and walk over 10k steps.

Below are the beach body programs I will follow!

15 weeks

Week 1-2: Clean Week I am doing it twice because I loved it the first week and had zero time to post about it. So let’s repeat! It’s an amazing jump start!

Week 3- 5: 21 Day Fix

Week 6-8: Shift Shop

Week 9-12: core de force

Week 13-15: 21 day extreme.

Throughout my challenge I will have mini challenges.

5 day reset will include meal planning.

2- 3 week challenges that will include meal prep, online coach support, workouts and prize giveaways!!!

I am beyond over the mood excited for this Mission and I can’t wait to weigh in on Monday. I hope you all will encourage me, push me and cheer me on during the next 15 weeks!

If your interested in joining one of my challenges, shoot me a message!!!

Xoxo B

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Precious Little Lungs

Hello World! It’s been sometime… life with 2 kids, full time career , a husband and full time masters program can get hectic!

Welcome to my Precious Little Lungs Series… our journey as a family with our Little asthmatic.

Well here we are once again at Rady’s Children’s Hospital.

Quick back story, my daughter was diagnosed with Asthma by our pediatrician at 18 months. Prior to changing insurance and finding our Gem of our pediatrician, I had Kaiser insurance and took her in more than three times and every time it was reactive airways.

I ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been admitted and the number of times we probably should have been admitted but I managed to play RT/RN and keep her out of the hospital.

The asthma specialist said she was a rare “one”. She is not your typical asthmatic. No allergies, no eczema and have yet to determine what causes her to go from runny nose to bat crazy retractions. Well we have sort of narrowed it down to colds and weather changes. Living in San Diego our weather is bipolar at times and goes from Hot to rain in a week. I ve noticed every admission it’s always raining or we’ve had some crazy weather shift.

Having an 18 month at home now has definitely made this admission harder. The last time she was admitted the baby was 4 weeks old and both my parents had caught the flu. These admissions tend to get harder. I ve been so use to being at the bedside from admission to discharge that I now have to leave her to go take care of my other little babe.

I pray every night that we grow out of this and we can be normal and not have to worry about her precious little lungs all the time.

Trips to hotel Rady is great reminder that life shouldn’t be taken for granted. It breaks my heart to see my baby hurt. Everytime we are admitted I feel as though I have failed as a mother and a nurse. I really had high hopes that we would stay away during this flu season and we’re two days in and we already have an admission under our belt.

Any of you mamas out there with Precious Little Lungs have any ideas on preventative measures?

In my next Precious Little Lungs post I ll be discussing about the Essential Oils I use daily for her Little Lungs.

Xxoo- B

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Eat… Love…Nurse

Hello World!

B here at Eat, Love, Nurse! Welcome Welcome. Do you know that I have had the idea for this blog since the first night at the hospital when my son was born… BACK in February 🙂 Talk about busy life as a Mama of 2, Wife and Full Time Labor and Delivery Nurse. I remember the night as if it was yesterday! I realized, I spend so much time on other people’s blogs, why not start my own! So I took my idea to pinterest of course and did some research and thought what I wanted to talk about. And then it hit me, I ll talk about my adventures in Breastfeeding ( I was nursing my brand new baby boy at the time). Then I realized well, I am not going to be breastfeeding forever, so what else can I talk about… Ahh my adventures as a Labor Nurse ( once again I had just delivered at work with about 15 of my co-workers at my delivery) After that epiphany I realized well hello what about the Eating and CRAFT BEER loving part of my life?? And that my fellow bloggers is how I came up with EAT, LOVE, NURSE.

Xoxo- B