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#a2zchallenge #SottoPelle therapy on Tuesday Talk Time

DS came down with Strep. He was off on Good Friday, and the doctor ordered him to not work for the next 2-days. Although, his work schedule including the weekend shift at FYE, the timing couldn’t have been better. This is his second job he uses to get a few extra bucks. As of Sunday, he was still feeling awful and felt like it would be best to not go into work on Monday. Poor kiddo!


This morning’s participation in the A-Z Challenge continues. Today’s alphabet prompt ties perfectly in with my subjects of conversation.

Springtime allergies are reeking havoc on me this year. This weekend tree pollen was high. I was head achy, and constantly sneezing. The sneezing gave way to my drippy sinuses. My poor nose was sensitive and chaff from the blowing. Despite the misery, spring thrills me still! How do spring allergens affect you?

Earlier in the month, I went in for my annual GYN appointment.  While I waited, I picked up a pamphlet on hormone replacement therapy. When my eyes fell on the phrase, most female patients report that they experience improvement within several days of receiving their pellets my eyes widen with anticipation to learn more.

I have taken oral HRT, since 2006. Initially, this drug helped with some of my menopausal symptoms, but I never felt completely on track and for the past two years I feel like some symptoms have grown worse.

Last week, I began Sottopelle Therapy. This is a bio-identical hormone replacement in the form of pellets that are place just below the skin.

The process was simple and nearly painless. The only ouch came (and it wasn’t anything to cry over) when Dr. T numbed the fatty part of my hip for the incision and I didn’t feel that at all. It took less than 10-minutes to do the procedure, out the door, and on my way to a new, improved me.

Can you benefit from Sottopelle? Here are some good reasons why you might consider this type of treatment:

  • This therapy has been around since 1939
  • It’s purely natural ~ no fillers or horse urine. It’s designed to reproduce human hormones
  • Your body controls the release of hormone as needed – no more peaks and lows of traditional HRT
  • It works around the clock 24/7 releasing a low dosage directly into the blood stream that’s right for you
  • More effective than other forms of hormone therapy in treating mood swings, relief from anxiety & depression, increased mental clarity, focus, & memory, restores energy, exercise tolerance, & muscle mass,  improves cholesterol & triglycerides levels, urinary & vaginal problems,  sexual function, breast health, bone density, and  hormone ratios

It is a bit early in my treatment to make any conclusive comments on change in my hormone health, but if this is an indicator (and I hope that it is) for the past three days I noticed I think with more clearly than I have in months…even years.  The brain fog is lifting. Hooray!

Are you interested in Sottopelle? Learn more by visiting SottoPelle Therapy.


Now, it’s time to do the hop…the Tuesday morning blog hop that is. Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I visit my lovelies at. Starting first with Les from Time Out For Mom wants us to share something that made us laugh this past week.

I can’t think of anything that made me laugh as much as something that made me smile. DS’s bout with strep this Easter weekend made me think fondly of a time when I was horribly sick Easter 1996.

Springtime allergies had me absolutely knocked out in the worse way ~ stuffy head, congestion, fuzzy head,…the whole nine yards. I didn’t know what planet I was on and to this day I don’t remember much about that weekend other than this…

Okay, I knew that we were visiting the in-laws. During my waking hours, my head was in the clouds, but most of the time I was sleeping. DS missed me terribly and decided he had enough of being away from mommy. He snuggled against me and went to sleep, too. My heart aches just a bit for this poor little guy, but it gives me a warm feeling and puts on my smile on my face when I look back. It also makes me wonder, where did the years go?

Patrice’s chats on the farmhouse porch questions this week are:

  1. Do you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, or any “word” activities? I like doing word finds sometimes.
  2. What’s on your dining room table right now? A mess! My dining room table has been grand central station during our home school years and now it’s where I do all of my work on the computer. I really need to get into my dream home fast!
  3. Do you like Italian food? Definitely! I love it!
  4. Did you ever want a brother, twin, or sister, when you were a child? I don’t know,if I did or not. I just got them anyway without asking.
  5. How far away is the nearest grocery store? There is a Kroger about 2-3 miles from our house, but we rarely shop at it. Instead, we drive across town to the Super Wal-Mart to do all of our grocery shopping. It takes us about 30-minutes to get there.

For now, did someone say coffee? Oh yes, that was me. Hee-Hee! It’s time to get another refill of Joe. As luck will have it, my last stop takes us to Starbuck’s home state to visit Stacy Uncorked. She is now back in Blogosphere doing what she does best  ~ random musings on Random Tuesday Thoughts ! I’m gonna to join her linky party now. Wanna come with?


Have a terrific Tuesday!



Create and Craft

I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Patrice

    I think most home school families would give the same answer about the dining room table. I had to find a place for everyone to eat yesterday.

  • celticmama36

    Shame on our parents not asking us before they gave us siblings! haha

    Allergies are working a number on our entire household. My eyes are itching and burning and getting these long, stretchy, burning globs in them. I’m sneezing my head off most of the time. But, I love the flowers of spring and wouldn’t trade it for the world. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  • Katie

    Allergies have been bad. It is suppose to rain most of the week, so I am hoping it can be better. My dining room table it the first place you come to when you open the door so it is grand central.

  • Rorybore

    I hope DS is feeling better now!
    Such a cute picture of you and him — that’s how most of my “mommy is napping” pictures look too. LOL they always find me.

    I don’t know if it’s from the sleep deprivation or that The Change is on the horizon for me, but I have felt so foggy lately. And I notice my emotions during the monthly time are suddenly all over the map; when I used to be fairly steady and sure. Ugh. I don’t know if I am looking forward to being done with THAT, or dreading the other thing that’s coming!

    good thing I have lots of chocolate right now. 🙂

  • vandylj

    I suffer from allergies. I mostly control them with over the counter allergy meds. It looks as though Bruiser might have allergies too. He’s been sniffling like crazy the last few days. Our cottonwood trees are about to sprout green leaves and pollen and then they will get us again when the cotton flies in June and July. Allergies make life interesting.

  • allstarme

    One of my co-workers is in denial about menopause but I wish she’d reign it in, for the love of God! Some days it’s a minefield walking to her office. 🙂 My allergies are killing me too but I’m going the crunchy route and trying essential oils. But not just the kind you get from Whole Foods. Come to find out, those have a whole bunch of extra junk in there that are filler materials. So I am using actual ones from a company called Young Life. We’ll see if it ACTUALLY works, though.

  • Claudia

    Allergies – oh boy – don’t get me started… While I am not that bad my very own DH is always getting the full load of it. No fun! That SottoPelle sounds interesting, it is still a bit early for me, but you never know. It sounds promising and I hope it’ll continue to work well for you.
    Hope you enjoyed your coffee 🙂

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