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September 16th, 2011

03:44 pm - What's new at PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com!
Well, first off, after spending the ENTIRE summer on medications trying to get myself safe enough for surgery, looks like my hysterectomy will be on October 5th.

For those who've missed the updates, I'm 34 and over Memorial Day weekend, I went into the ER in massive pain, only to discover my uterus is full of tumors. Literally pounds of them. So much in fact, I was unsafe for surgery. I have over $10,000 in hospital bills and trying to raise the final $600 I need for surgery. (Of a total of $2,600 total.)

I've been on UNPAID medical leave this whole time (my last paycheck was June 3rd) so trying to pay my regular bills has been a challenge, let alone raising EXTRA money for surgery.

So here's a look at what's new in my shop. Sales help me with living expenses, medical bills and surgery costs. All the info can be found here.

Even if you can't buy something, just passing on the link in your twitter, facebook, blog, etc. is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

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June 9th, 2011

12:41 pm - Medical Fundraising for Needed Surgery
You can follow the progress of visits, current health, etc on my blog with my hysterectomy tag but this is just a summary of the situation. The full details can also be found here: http://giveneyestosee.com/blog/hysterectomy/

Memorial Day Weekend I went into the ER after two days of non-stop severe pain. Many tests and an overnight stay later, it turns out that my uterus is full of tumors.I have multiple softball and multiple baseball sized fibroid tumors and equally large cysts. The total mass is approximately the size of a basketball.

I was on a fast-track for a hysterectomy when my OB/GYN discovered that it was worse then initially believed and I'm too high risk for surgery. High risk is 250 grams of tumors. I'm at over 1,200 grams. I am now on a shot to induce medical menopause in order to attempt to shrink the tumors prior to surgery. The larger the tumors, the more complicated and lengthy the surgery, the more time I will be under anesthesia, the more complications and blood transfusions I will need. So we're trying to get them shrunk at least half.

I work a part-time job that does NOT give me insurance. I also do NOT get paid for any time off period. So I’m already out two weeks of pay with many more to come. (When I do have surgery, I'll be out 4 weeks in unpaid recovery as well.) I have already applied for and been denied financial and medical assistance by the state. I’m asking anyone who can help for your support as a result.

I need a total of $2,600 just to pay my OB/GYN, $1,400 of which must be up front before the surgery. This does NOT include the hospital, anesthesiologist, radiology, etc. It also does NOT include the fees for the office visits and tests pre-op. (I’ve already spend $463 on those as of June 7th)

I have set up a Donation Fund here: http://tiny.cc/hysterectomy

I am also trying to promote my own store front as replacement income during this period: http://PhoenixFireDesigns.etsy.com/

My friends are also helping me set up a second shop full of donated items. You can find that here: http://PhoenixFunds.etsy.com/

If you could look around and see if there's something you'd like to buy, pass on my links, donate a hand crafted item, craft supplies or a vintage item for the fundraiser shop or make a donation - any of it would be helpful and appreciated. The more people pass on my information, links and story, the more I can hopefully raise the funds I need.

Thank you for your support!

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April 25th, 2009

10:56 pm - Updates on PhoenixFireDesigns.com
New Trees
Just a few new updates on PhoenixFire Designs tonight.

Tree of Life Pendant - Copper on Copper with Beautiful Red Carnelian Gemstone Leaves

Tree of Life Pendant - Copper wire with light green Aventurine in a variety of beautiful light green shades

Tree of Life Pendant - Silver on Silver with  Rough Amethyst Gemstone

Tree of Life Pendant - "Cherry Blossom" tree featuring Rose Quartz Gemstone Leaves

Don't forget too, I gladly customize and will do orders to specification. Also, with Mother's Day coming up, a really cute gift are my Bird Nest Pendants. I can customize the number of eggs with the number of children, and/or use birthstones and representative colors for the kids. Makes a really unique gift.

Bird's Nest with Chrysocolla "eggs" on matching blue leather cord

Bird's Nest with Beautiful Blue Cats-eye "eggs" on Figaro chain Necklace

Copper Wire Bird's Nest Pendant with Genuine Green Aventurine "eggs."

Brown Wire Bird's Nest Necklace with Genuine Agate "eggs" strung on dual strand ribbon and cord.

There's many other items available on PhoenixFire Designs as well, so check it out!

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December 9th, 2007

10:19 am - Would like Your Opinions on Thomas Dale Cowan/ book by him
Author of Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life.


Does he have a good rep with you?

Does he know what he's talking about?

Is this book more basic baby steps, or is it suitable as a Yule gift for an experienced practitioner who'd like to add to their repertoire of spiritual disciplines and healing techniques?

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July 13th, 2007

12:49 pm - New Moon in Cancer

I was browsing the nets for a possible New Moon ritual for tonight/tomorrow to do and I came across this site.
She posts updates for each Full Moon and New Moon that are very indepth.  :D

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April 25th, 2007

04:46 pm - VA Adds Wiccan Symbol to List of Relgious Symbols

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September 12th, 2006

02:43 pm
 I have a theory regarding people who are psychic or have somewhat adept psychic tendencies.  My theory is that these people use both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously.  Thus because of this dual hemisphere usage, no matter how minute, they have trouble distinguishing between their left and their right.

Agree/Disagree and explain Why?


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August 12th, 2006

05:33 pm - Draw Three

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August 10th, 2006

06:56 pm
I was wondering if this group would be interested in my daily tarot readings?

comment to let me know

todays sample Draw Three: The Fey Tarot

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August 9th, 2006

07:14 pm - Draw Three
This is a general daily card spread I want to stard doing for everyone :) Hope it helps. Sort of like a public service. (giggles)

Deck used: The Faeries Oracle by Brian FroudCollapse )

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