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The strength to face another day

Today is Feb. 21, 2017, a grey Tuesday in the Midwest, USA. I have my four month anniversary with the AA program, that has changed my life. In the system of AA rewards, I will get a four month coin tomorrow at the ABC round table meeting up in the woods by the stage coach drive.

See story “Anniversaries” on the private therapeutic recovery site.

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Coins of encouragement.

Here is my account from Oct. 21, 2016.

A Rockford ambulance whisked me to Metro Health Emergency Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on a Friday afternoon on Oct. 21. My husband Ludek thought I was having a stroke.

I passed out with a tunnel vision encircled by a wreath of stars.
“What’s your name?” the emergency personnel kept asking me.
I knew my name, I just didn’t know what was going on.

The strength to face another day

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- I had to take a break from writing my own EW Emma’s Writings http://emmapalova.com blog because I was working on a client brand new podcast website Americas Community Voices Network from Tampa, Florida.

The ambitious project was plagued by everything possible you could think of: from novelty of the British Podcast Websites, still under development and changing, to Hurricane Matthew and sicknesses on both sides, the clients’ and my own.

When I finished the podcast website on Friday Oct.21 around 2 p.m., I was totally drained, exhausted and dehydrated. My energy level was zero. I could hardly stand up from the computer. I was shaking with cold and my hands were sweating.

The road to the Franciscan Life Process Center.

Fall on Downes Road, my regular walking route.

When my husband Ludek came home from work, my head started to spin. He started disappearing in front of me and instead I saw a dark tunnel encircled by a wreath of stars, kind of like the European Union logo. Then I passed out with my body shaking. My husband thought I was having a stroke.

I woke up in the ambulance close to the Metro Health Emergency Center in Grand Rapids on a Friday evening. All the emergency personnel kept asking me for my name. I knew who I was. But, I didn’t understand what was going on.

“Emma Palova,” I responded.

The emergency staff put at least 50 MediTrace electrodes on me and connected me to the EKG equipment. I was still finding electrodes on me three days later.

“We’re going to pump some liquids into you,” said the technician. “What are you in for?”

And they got the bag of lifesaving IV liquids going into my veins.

After a C-scan of the brain, x-rays and blood work, they rendered different diagnosis such as vasovagal syncope or neurocardiogenic syncope, fainting due to extreme emotional distress. That is a definition according to the Mayo Clinic. And other stuff, that I may or may not write about later.

The emergency doctor prescribed me Oxazepam to get me rid of anxiety and for sleep, so I could finally sleep after weeks of sleepless nights.

Insomnia has been troubling me ever since I can remember.

Five hours later, I got home scared, still exhausted, but relatively alright. I dropped into the bed thankful to my husband Ludek for his fast reaction.

Now, I am recovering from the shock of what had happened. There is a long road ahead of me, but I will not be walking it alone.

Big and brave, Ludek has always been by my side. He never wavered, he never flinched. Just like God.

Thank you for saving me.

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The strength to face another day

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- I had to take a break from writing my own EW Emma’s Writings blog because I was working on a client brand new podcast website Americas Community Voices Network from Tampa, Florida.

The ambitious project was plagued by everything possible you could think of: from novelty of the British Podcast Websites, still under development and changing, to Hurricane Matthew and sicknesses on both sides, the clients’ and my own.

When I finished the podcast website last Friday around 2 p.m., I was totally drained, exhausted and dehydrated. My energy level was zero. I could hardly stand up from the computer. I was shaking with cold and my hands were sweating.

When my husband Ludek came home from work, my head started to spin. He started disappearing in front of me and instead I saw a dark tunnel encircled by…

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May is for morels

Mushroom hunting in May.

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Morels draw hunters into the flowering woods

By Brad Wade

Lowell, MI – Are you ready? It’s almost that time of year again. Some of you are already excited just by the photos on this page. Your eyes widen, your pulse quickens and you begin to find yourself constantly thinking about that elusive little mushroom that has the potential to drive many of us mad. Mad with a passion that burns from within.

Ah yes. It’s the morel mushroom.

Flowers in the woods

The dreary winter blues and long, dark nights are a thing of the past. Soon the deep, dense floor of our Michigan forests will start to spring forth with life! Daffodils, tulips, and day lilies will soon begin emerging from the complex, rich soil beneath. Cardinals and robins will begin their quest searching for mates and gathering materials for their nests and their soon-to-be hatchlings.

And that…

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Local women in Washington D. C.

Marching for Women’s Rights, including the right to decide about your own health.

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Women from Michigan march in Washington for Women’s Rights

By Emma Palova

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Lowell, MI – Women from all over the USA and the UK gathered in different places to march for Women’s Rights on Saturday, just one day after the inauguration of president, Mr. Donald Trump.

Lowell resident Sharon Ellison, former mayor pro-tem for the city of Lowell, is among the many women voicing their rights in the historical march following the inauguration.

Three weeks prior to the event, the charter buses from Grand Rapids heading for the Women’s March were sold out.

Local marches are currently being held in Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Ellison is representing many local women carrying a sign with their signatures.

Follow us as with Sharon Ellison as we go through the day, and into history.

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Healthy outlook 2017

Healthy body starts with a healthy mind

By Emma Palova

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Lowell, MI- I am looking forward to a healthy new year 2017 that begins with us. It’s not about what 2017 has in store for us, but what we have in store for 2017.

Physical health starts with a healthy mind of having a positive outlook on each day ahead of us. Even though 2016 is gone, we draw on its strengths, not weaknesses. We let the past powerful moments carry us forward, no matter how low or high they were.

We transform them into a new physical, emotional and spiritual entity. With a healthy mind we can tackle anything. A sick mind produces a sick body, and vice versa.

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Healing curcuma

Healing and overall wellness can come in many forms, and from many different directions. I’ve learned to recognize these seemingly insignificant directions. The body talks in different languages, and they are not just pain, stress and insomnia.

It’s that deep gut feeling inside that is telling us that something is wrong in this system, called a human being.

If we don’t learn to recognize these signs, our physical and mental worlds will collapse in unison. That has happened to me in 2016.

Unlike in years previous, my major goal or new year’s resolution 2017 is not some kind of a crazy diet and/or new exercise program that will help me shed x-amount of pounds.

My major goal is to adopt a lifestyle that I can live with without feeling constantly deprived of things.

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Yoga on the beach with Elin

I don’t think Dr. Oz’s “one day off” diet will cut it or entering some kind of a game where you win money, if you lose that certain amount of body mass. I guess you bet against the percentage of weight you lose.

“Money is not a good motivator to lose weight,” I said recently in one of my powerful self-motivating speeches to my husband. “You can win the bet, but the weight loss will stop with the victory.”

Of course, some victories are mostly in our minds, just ask the “Slither” players. According to the experts, the mind cannot distinguish between real success and a perceived or fake one.

“You have a problem if victory in a game is your only success,” said an expert on “Slither.”

Let’s not get eaten by the game worm.

Cheers to a healthy new year 2017.

Love always,

Emma

Written also in response to Daily Post prompt “Gone.”

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