I have to admit my baby had the bumps for a long time. They were there and then they spread before I even realized what was going on.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, molluscum contagiosum (MC) are pink bumps with a dimple in the center. They are thought about like warts, but they aren’t. They are caused by a poxvirus. They are really contagious, but doctors can’t do much for them. They supposedly go away on their own in 1-2 years.
Love it or hate it, Los Angeles is a dry desert and most of us love to get our sweat on. Dry weather plus water-loss equals the fact that most of us are running around totally dehydrated.
Signs of being under-hydrated include having dry and lifeless skin, getting headaches, being tired all the time, and a number of other symptoms that don’t fit in with our LA wellness-based lifestyles. This isn’t an issue for just the LA folk. This is something that affects a lot of us.
I had insomnia last night. My little one seemed a bit restless as well and only stopped nursing long enough for me to sneak away for a cup of water and a bathroom visit. So, we’re probably both going to be tired today.
I’m especially concerned about my ability to mother today because yesterday my patience was tested quite a bit and I wasn’t as creative and resourceful as I could have been.
Picture this: You’ve got a booklet of papers you need to copy. You go to the copy machine, press the buttons, and walk away expecting that when you come back you’ll have 200 collated copies of your booklet. When you get back you realize there was a glitch in the settings and now you’ve got a whole stack of just the cover sheet. On top of that, there is a blemish on every single copy so they can’t even be used. If you’d been standing there, you would have noticed and fixed it right away. That’s what happens with cancer. A cell gets misprinted and makes a bunch of copies that don’t work right. Everybody has cancer cells in their bodies. Usually though, the immune system is right there and handles it right away. But, if the immune system is distracted by another illness or weakened by chemicals, lack of nutrition, or something else, then it’s as if it just walked away, not noticing that a bad copy keeps running. That stack of blemished cover sheets is a tumor.