Elements of Fitness – A Mother's Memoir

Ok, so it’s Been 2 months

My gosh it’s almost April!  Where has the time gone?

So to catch up on the past couple months.  I got the pictures back from the photographer!  They are amazing …. check them out here.  I created a slide show there so I mixed in some other pics that I took.  The ones in black and white are from my new favorite photographer:  Jennifer at O’Grace Photography!  (Jennifer, you’re welcome for the plug!)

As far as our move went, we are all unpacked now.  But we still haven’t hung our pictures.  Hopefully, I can get Frank to do it tomorrow.

Today, I went to Sephora and bought Kinerase’s Instant Radiance Facial Peel and I just put it on.  It really tingled when I first put it on but it has since stopped.  The directions say not to rinse it off but that seems weird.   As you all know, I have been using Kinerase since November and I am mad crazy about it!  Plus, every time I go to Sephora I get some more samples of different Kinerase products so I think my next purchase from them will either be the day cream or the skin brightening serum and the concentrated spot treatment.

I have noticed on other websites that people are appalled at how much the Kinerase line is but it is such a worthwhile investment.  The facial peel today was $75 but that bought me 15 treatments!  Where can you get 15 peels for $75?  Not to mention, everything I bought  in December I still have.  I have just now gotten half way through the cleanser.

You can’t wait til you’re 50 to try to reverse the signs of aging!  Plus, at that time a face lift will cost me much more than my Kinerase!

I would also someday like to get the Clarisonic brush and use it with the Kinerase C8 Peptide treatment.  Currently, it’s $195.

Clarisonic/Kinerase Exclusive Set ($290 Value)

Let’s see …. what else has happened?  Hmm, oh yeah how could I forget this one?  Ok, so January was 12 months after the vaginal delivery follow up for Baby Frankie.  So I went and got the annual pap smear done and talked with my doctor about birth control.  I mentioned I was extremely interested in the IUD concept because I am horrible about remembering to take the pill.  So I made an appointment for early February and I went and had Mirena “installed”. 

Then, that very same day, two hours after I left the doctor’s office I get a phone call from their office that my pap smear results came in and I have some abnormal cells on the cervix which could be pre-cancerous cells.   Therefore, I was told I needed to schedule a colpolscopy.   “A what?”  Yes, that’s exactly what I said.  So I went in to have this procedure done on March 6th and had one of the worst OB experiences I’ve ever had. 

It started with my trusted doctor of 12 years not being in the office that day.  They scheduled this procedure for me on a day where he was on call and got called in to the hospital to deliver a baby.  Fantastic for that mom … but terrible for me.  I had a female doctor from India perform this.  She was awful!  Not to mention, mean!  And I could not understand her when she spoke.  I do not like female OB/GYN’s.  They have no compassion whatsoever!  At least with a guy doctor he has not experienced any of this from the woman’s perspective so they are much more patient, sympathetic and considerate. 

But during the procedure she actually told me that the IUD shouldn’t have been installed without making sure the PAP results cleared me for it.  So again, a mistake they made.  Is it just me, or all Indian doctors kind of mean? 

Anywho, I am still awaiting my results which she told me would take 2-4 weeks.  Yesterday marked 3 weeks.   So wish me luck that it’s not anything serious and I will make sure to post the outcome.

Talk to you soon,




March 28, 2009 - Posted by | About Me, Beauty, Moving, Photography, Products That Work, Skin Care, The Critic, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks! Wow you are so sweet:) I am so bad about blogging and reading blogs, but my friend googled me and your blog showed up. How fun, I had no idea you had one. I had the bunk indian woman dr for my son and let me tell you what it was not an experience I would ever wish on anyone. Hope the tests went well.

    Comment by Jennifer Radack | April 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. Ouch, not good! How is the IUD? I’m debating that one. I am 30 and have 3 kids too. Pretty sure we are done… Can’t wait to check out more of your blog. 🙂

    Comment by Chrysanthemama | May 5, 2009 | Reply

    • Aww, thank you. 🙂

      The IUD is there. That’s about all I can say about it. And also that it’s better than remembering the pill. That part I love. I’m planning on hanging in there until the 6 month mark. That’s when my doctor told me things (cycles) will be normal again.

      Comment by C | May 5, 2009 | Reply

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