My Journey with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

So I have been off the radar for 5 months now and I’m finally starting to feel better thank god. I have only vomited 5x in the past 9days and believe me that’s a record.. 

This time it wasn’t the silly IBS flaring up although at times it was quite similar. 

Early November I found out I was Pregnant! I didn’t think I could ever have kids so it was a massive shock to me. Then a week or so after that shit hit the fan. I just got sicker and sicker day after day week after week.

The visits to ED just got more and more regular and I was going in at least 3x a week just to get fluids – I was dehydrated badly. I couldn’t walk I couldn’t move I couldn’t stand for longer than 10 minutes or I would collapse. Everytime I ate or drunk I would vomit.. even from a little sip of water.  

I was diagnosed in middle of December with Hyperemesis Gravidarum – A complication in pregnancy that is characterized by persistent uncontrollable nausea and vomitting.


I have had round 6 admitions of 2+ nights and over 20 visits to the ED and that’s just in the last 5 months.. 

But I must say the doctors and staff were pretty good apart from only one awful triage nurse – had to wait in ED waiting room vomitting curled up shaking for 3 hours even other people were going upto the desk saying I really think that young lady needs to be seen.

Each time I would go in I would need the fluids and antimedics through IV. I always ended up getting dehydrated because I would vomit so much, I honestly couldn’t keep anything down! Not even a sip of water. 

During the admitions they saw how bad I really was. Shaking all the time and vomitting constantly. I would always need antinausea medication through the IV LINE then after a few different lots I would come right for a few hours at least anyway. But the vomitting always came back.. I was nausous all of the time. 

I had been put on Ondansteron 8mg, Cyclzine 25mg and also Maxalon 10mg but nothing was working. I would be popping so many pills in a day to try too stop they vomitting but they just wouldn’t work. Half the time I vomitting most of the pills up. The only time it would work was if it was fed to me through an IV line that it could go directly into my bloodstream. 

After a while they even decided to try me on Steriods – still these did not work. More hospital visits… I also ended up having a nutritional deficiency because I was vomitting so much. I needed B1 Thiamine otherwise it was going to start affecting my brain. 

I wasn’t putting on any weight was losing it and even now looking at me I do not even look pregnant! But my baby is in there still growing everyday (don’t ask me how)

Vomitting all day every day was awful. But it wasn’t just the vomitting I would have to be in bed all the time laying down I had no energy to watch TV go on my phone or do any work during that time, I couldn’t even pick up a book. I couldn’t do a massage I couldn’t even do my own nails let alone do my hair or makeup. 

It was the most awful time I got so depressed on multiple occasions. It has been the hardest time of my life even with all the IBS. I also suffer majorly from anxiety and I have never suffered with it this bad before. I was having panic attacks all of the time…. I didn’t want to do it anymore I wanted to give up on more than one occasion. I would be freaking out so much I then started hyperventilating.. I couldn’t feel my hands or my legs my eyes were at the back of my head my whole body was literally having shaking fits and had to either do the brown paper bag thing or have an oxygen mask on. 

The TACT team from Kensington visited me in Hospital twice during the past few months and I am now under Kensington Care – best thing that has happened. They have helped me understand my triggers and helped with my breathing and my whole overall mood. 

It has been so hard for people to understand unless they physically see me at my worst.

BUT….. this is all going to be worth it at the end of it I get a wee baby πŸ˜†πŸ˜€πŸ˜ 

That’s what I tell myself anyways.. 

I will be forever greatful to my number one fan.. my mother. Honestly this lady has put up with so much – even my own partner couldn’t stick around and handle it. (Now ex) Without my mum I wouldn’t be here today. I would have given up. She has given me so much hope and support and I am now living back with her and plan on being here for the first few months with my newborn baby girl.

Not only my mum was amazing but also my nana, sister and a select few friends – I am so lucky to have so much amazing support around me, and I will be forever greatful! 

I am now 20 weeks pregnant and I’m feeling so much better. I can actually have a shower by myself and go to the supermarket without fainting now. I even did my hair and makeup all pretty yesterday πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

Let’s just hope it lasts! 

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is an awful awful condition and it is so super hard for anyone to understand. I get so sick of people saying have you tried this and that? Yes I have tried it all – HG is different than just morning sickness… it is so so much worse and do not let anyone else tell you differently. Unless they physically live through it they just don’t understand! 


Have any of you suffered from HG? 

I would love to hear your stories! 

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ARBONNE Nutrition

Wow. Arbonne Nutrition has hit NZ and we are all so excited about it. I have done so much research about this range and I cannot wait to share it!

This Nutrition range is Plant-powered that provides all the nutrients you need! 

What is Plant-powered Nutrition? It’s formulas with phytonutrients, which are unique, beneficial botanical compounds that support your health.

No nasty ingredients. No soy No dairy no artificial colours lactose free cholesterol free and gluten free (under 4mmp australian/NZ standard). 100% VEGAN! formulated with NON-GMO ingredients.

The 30 days to healthy living is all about a new lifestyle to get out of your inflammatory state. 


Detox/Cleanses
are the thing of the future as we are getting consumed by toxins weather it’s the products we put on our skin or in our mouths! They are predicting our generation of children will be the sickest generation known to man! they will be lucky to make it to age 40 without a debilitating disease!

Incorporating more protein, fibre and nutrients into your diet can go a long way and Arbonne and myself are on a mission to make those changes a little easier for you.

The PRODUCTS!!

Meal Replacement Shakes – Vanilla & Chocolate 

Plant based protein Shakes contain 20grams of plant protein and essential vitamins and minerals for targeted benefits.

Daily Protein Boost

Delivers 10grams of plant based protein from pea, rice and cranberry without any added sugar or flavours. Protein helps support a feeling of fullness, which helps those on a weight management regimen.

Greens Balance

This makes getting healthy easy with its spectrum of proprietary colour blends and whole fruit and vegetable concentrates – delivers antioxidants and phytonutrients to have a more balanced, healthier diet every day!

Daily Fibre Boost

Most people don’t get enough fibre to meet the recommended 30grams per day. This daily fibre boost provides 12grams of fibre 40% of the daily requirement with EACH SERVING! This heat resistant blend of grain, fruit and vegetable fibres can be added to hot or cold foods, drinks or baked goods to boost fibre intake and support gastrointestinal health.

Herbal Tea

Delicious mild caffeine free Herbal tea with 6 botanicals

Fizz Sticks – Pomegranate & Citrus

Support energy with vitamins and botanical. B vitamins help support energy-yeilding metabolism and targeted botanical like green tea, guarana and ginseng to deliver a modest Boost of energy. Only 15 calories per serving, 2grams of sugar

Nutrition Bars – Chocolate & Fruit

Make a healthy choice with your snack. Tasty, nutrient rich bars deliver 10grams of plant protein to satisfy your hunger while delivering vitamins, minerals and the superfoods quinoa and pumpkin seeds to support good health. 


What do you have to lose? it’s a 45 day back money garentee –
Arbonne is AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY!!! 

 I cannot wait to start my 30 days to healthy living starting January 2nd 2017! Who’s going to do it with me??? 

Contact me TODAY! Comment on this. Email me kayleemaree@hotmail.co.nz Follow me on insta @kayleemaree_x Check out my FB page Pure Harmony 

Coconut Oil – MY SKINS SAVIOR!!

I Love Coconut Oil!

I have such extremely dry skin which has just gotten so much worse since being sick and having IBS. I literally go through buckets of this stuff I love it! My number one use for it is after the shower or pool I completely lather myself in this super hydrating oil – it makes my skin feel amazing!!

Please note : That just because there are uses for it doesn’t mean it would 100% work for you. Everyone is different.

But I must say..

I love this stuff!

I have heard the best one to buy is Organic cold pressed virgin Coconut Oil but I am sure specific ones would be better for certain things so just do your research but this one is a good over all one!

Recent studies have shown that Coconut Oil offers lots of different health benefits and is good for lots of different reasons..

In cooking

Taken as a daily supplement

On skin as a moisteriser

Homemade lotion/soap/massage bars

Making own toothpaste

Homemade deodorant or to get rid of B.O

Eye makeup remover

Skin cleanser

Diaper cream

Lighten age spots

Prevent/help with stretch marks

Support healthy Thyroid function

To help get rid of cradle cap on babies

Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections

Massage oil

Helps boost metabolism

Help with hair frizz when using a small amount

Intensive night cream

Ingredient in body scrubs – mix with sugar

Lips – natural lip balm

Help skin heal after injury or infection

Natural conditioner

Hair mask

On nipples to sooth irritation

Sooth psoriasis and/or eczema

Regular ingestion to help boost overall health

Use as filling or ingredient in foods for energy boost

Rub on inside of nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms

Nursing mum can ingest daily to help increase milk supply and nutrients

Can help improve insulin levels

Oil Pulling – Natural teeth whiten and improves gum health

Help improve cholesterol levels

Speedy recovery from cold/flu

Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins

Helps with sunburn

Natural personal lubricant

Antibacterial skin cream

Anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis

Can reduce itch in bites

Rubbed into scalp daily to promote hair growth

Help speed weight loss when consumed daily

Healing

On cuticles to help nail grow

Helps with dry skin

Yeast infections

Add to smoothies to give nutritional boost

Boost circulation

Internally and Externallly to speed recovery of UTIs

Shaving cream

Use in the sun

Can be used on pets

Insect repellent

Rash soother

Cold sores

Fungal infections

I know there are even more uses for the famous Coconut Oil out there but here it lots for you to sift through.

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I AM AN ARBONNE CONSULTANT!!!!

I am now officially an Independent Arbonne Consultant

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This is amazing!

I once heard of Arbonne through a very special man, he introduced me to the famous Mrs Kristin White and it was all go from there! He told me about Arbonne before mentioning it to Kristin because he knows exactly what im like – I have to research this product find more about it before I hear from a consultant and that is exactly what I did.

As soon as I begun reading about Arbonne and speaking to Kristin, hearing how positive she was, I knew I had to be involved in this. Arbonne was all I think about and it still is and will be forever part of my life and I am so happy to say that!

Kristin offering me this opportunity really changed my life – I felt like a now have a purpose! Currently I was feeling a little lost in life. Recently moved back to town in Timaru, ended my toxic relationship and quit my job! I began thinking of starting my own business from home with my Beauty & Massage Therapy. I started doing my regular clients and offering treatments to the public but I still felt like I needed something more, I needed something else to forfil my life – ARBONNE!

I have IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome so earning money as much as I really want from home and alongside my Beauty & Massage Therapy Business is something that is really going to work and help me out. I am only 22 years old and I have suffered terribly with my health for the past 4-5 years. Finally deciding not to go back to full time work was the best decision for my health and my life. I am now so much more happier and healthier. I can sleep more in the mornings as this is when I feel my worst and I can do my clients and Arbonne business all afternoon and night!

Not only do I run my own Arbonne business and Beauty/Massage business from home I also write a lifestyle/beauty/Arbonne/bit of everything blog! Exactly where you are reading this! I am going to be posting heaps of stuff up on here especially in the next couple of weeks!

Oh and I have an Instagram @kayleemaree__x

Warning – I like to take A LOT of selfies

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Wooooohoooooooooooo have a wonderful day everyone!

 

β€œDon’t ask yourself if it doesn’t work, ask yourself what if it does work? Something magical happens when you allow yourself to dream big”

Alll ABout Meeeeeee!

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Just the way I like it – all about me!

Ha! But no seriously guys I thought theres no point in me starting by writing lots of stuff if yous hardly know me! This blog post is going to be lots of information about ME! So then hopefully you guys have a wee bit of knowledge about me!

But to be honest this is kind of like a new chapter in my life. I am starting again. Starting fresh! So you can follow me getting to know myself and overcoming lifes daily struggles!

Soooooo where to start?

My name is Kaylee Maree Neilson

I am 22years of age πŸ˜‰

I grew up in Waimate –Β a small shit hole that I get so much shit when I tell people

I love my family! I have 2 amazing beautiful nieces that are just my world. Leah (7) and Georgia (22months) I am also really close with my Nana and all of my aunty’s and cousins – were all a pretty close family that always got each others backs.

I have IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome & lots of other health conditions. I had a LOT of struggles with my health and it is still a struggle on a regular occurrence god damn it!!

I am a quailed Beauty and Spa therapist and I specialise in massage – LOVE IT!

I love crystals and my oracle cards – they help me lots!

I am currently not working at the moment and am trying to get my health and life lets be honest back on track!

I swear LOTS – Filthy mouth

I say what I think, i am very opinionated (sometimes when I shouldn’t be)

I am single. Have been in a couple of serious relationships and one last one that completely destroyed me – but we aint talking about that one today!! I am now focusing on me and only me, cant get a broken heart if its hidden away!

I like the spa and sauna currently going through a wee phase – its amazing! Gets me out of bed and were even going to start doing gym classes! By we I men me and Hannah,

Hannah is someone that will be getting mentioned a lot she is a very good friend of mine kind of like a soul sister she is a beautiful human and has helped me a lot these past few months – Hannah is the one that got me into crystals!

I also like SLEEP – ALOT! I need a lot of sleep to function. When I get tired and run down I get sick so I try to sleeeeep lots! So if I am a whire for a bit its because im highly likely having a sleep bingeeee!

Right enough getting to know me for now. Got to keep you people on your toes πŸ™‚

 

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welcome

I have always loved writing and reading blogs and since lately I have a lot of spare time on my hands why not give this whole ‘Blogging’ a crack!

I used to write a blog a few years ago about makeup and living with ISB but then deleted it.. HAHA! Ooh well I am all about starting fresh at the moment so why not give this blogging thing a decent crack with all the spare time I have on my hands!

This blog is going to be about anything and everything from makeup to clothes to having IBS to food to adventures to friendship and especially MASSAGE! Massage is amazing and so so beneficial but don’t get me started on that topic quite yet..

Ooh any you may as well all know now.. I love taking selfies. Its one of my favourite things to do! Follow me on instagram for lots of selfies and just to follow my life! It will going along side this blog!

@crazy.beautiful.kaylees.life

Well that’s my hello for now anyways everyone im going to stuff my face with basil pesto flatbread the best creation in the world!

Sweeeeet Dreams Everyone πŸ™‚

 

xx