Description: Vintage-inspired elegantly meets modern on this midnight blue blouse – part of our ModCloth namesake label! With a delicately loop-buttoned front and delightfully tied-and-ruffled sleeve cuffs, this tasteful blouse offers a Victorian-esque vibe. Meanwhile, its gathered neckline and sheer shoulders and sleeves promote the ahead-of-trends finesse that sets your style apart!
Description: Incorporate your interest in all things feline into your fashion ingenuity by experimenting with styling this burgundy skirt – part of our ModCloth namesake label! A quirky print of playful kitties, balls of yarn, and books uniquely decorates the broad waistband, flattering gathering, and pocketed silhouette of this woven cotton bottom.
Description: There are few things in life as classic as a trench coat; this style is just a sleek update. The black knit resembles a slubby fabric, with a lightweight fabrication, a textured look, and a surprising amount of stretch. The classic trench details are all accounted for; from the double breasted button front, to the adjustable tie waist, to the foldover collar.
Description: Call us innovators, because we just invented the best denim ever. We’ll start slow so we don’t overwhelm you; on our Skinny fit that you love, (but in case you haven’t had the pleasure, it’s a skinny-mini style that fits from thigh to ankle with a bit of wiggle room at the hem). But now it’s in our medium washed Premium Ultimate Stretch denim, a revolutionary new denim that offers 4-way stretch technology. Designed for maximum comfort and recovery, which means it keeps up with your every move and handles your curves like a pro.
Description: Is it cool if we never have to wear anything else? Good, because this dress is worth living in. The French Terry knit is as snuggly as a sweatshirt, with a tie waist that’ll cinch your curves.
Description: Start practicing walking backwards. Charcoal grey French Terry knit is soft, stretchy and super lightweight, making the front of this sweatshirt all snuggly. But look back at it and we stamped the sweater with oversize silver tone grommets from top to bottom, and laced them up with thick black ties.
A sweet date-night look comes easy when you slip into the Lace Yoke Bell-Sleeve Dress from Lily Star. This long-sleeve shift dress features gorgeous lace sleeves with flared cuffs, bringing an effortless romantic charm to your look. With the relaxed fit, you’ll love how it provides you with comfort and a flattering fit so you can wear it with ease to any event. Pair with chunky platform heels and a choker necklace to give off a ’90s flair to a night look, then opt for a denim jacket and flats to keep things casual during the day.
Beginning Sundown, tonight, is the start of Rosh Hashanah. the Jewish New Year, with Yom Kippur starting at Sunset September 29th.
Most of the 2 days of Rosh Hashanah are spent in synagogues and Jewish people usually take off work on these Holy Days.
While the Jewish New Year is a happy time, it is also more solemn then other cultures’ New Year’s celebrations. This is a time of reflection – on how you lived your life this year and to ask for forgiveness for your wrongs.
This is not a sad occasion, but rather a time of great happiness.
“On Yom Kippur, many people wear white clothing while praying. Married Ashkenazic men traditionally wear a simple, long white garment called a kittel. The kittel is also the traditional Jewish shroud; wearing it reminds us of our mortality and urges us to repent.”
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people.
The Jewish prayer, Avinu Malkeinu, recited during Jewish services on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is recited throughout the Ten Days of Repentance, from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, as well as on fast days.
My Husband Fractured His Knee and the Health Care System is Making Our Lives Miserable, if not Dangerous
For the last couple of years, my husband’s legs had been getting weaker.
After 2 knee replacement surgeries and 2 hip replacement surgeries, the pain and the weakness were getting worse.
We went for shots and anything that would help alleviate some of the pain. Nothing was working.
There were a couple of falls over the months and we got them x-rayed and he would take it easy and things seemed, if not perfect, not too terrible. He was still walking, although with a pronounced limp. Eventually, he needed to use a walker.
However, about 6 weeks ago, my husband took a horrible fall where his knees completely went to his sides.
The fall was horrible.
I went to grab him and my back instantly made a cracking sound and I could not straighten up, The pain was excruciating and I started screaming.
We called the paramedics and they immediately took him to the hospital. After being in the ER, the doctors said that the knee looked fine. He just needed to rest it.
He continued to have extremely weak legs and fell again and this time there was no question that something was extremely wrong.
This time, when the paramedics took him to the hospital, they took a ct scan and, it turned out, that his knee was fractured. He spent about 3 days in the hospital.
They placed him in an immobile brace and his leg had to be kept right in front of him in a wheelchair and he could not even step on his other foot.
He was completely dependent on others now for everything from going to the bathroom to getting dressed. This is particularly difficult for him as he is so proud.
We got him into a rehab and after 2 weeks of keeping completely off both legs, while he was resting his legs, this 5 star rehab would let him lay in bed for a half hour after he used the call light when he needed to use the bathroom. When I went to visit him, he would still not be dressed by 11:00 in the morning. It was clear they were doing the minimum.
With no “heads up”, after two weeks they said I needed to find a new place for him within 5 days and it would be on our dime. Why didn’t they tell me that in the beginning so I could begin looking for a good place for him? They gave me a piece of paper with about 100 places on it and was told they were not allowed to recommend any place.
During this time, we got in with an orthopedic doctor at the medical center and he took x-rays and said that it did look like he was healing. He was put in more of a mobile brace and we felt very heartened.
I found a broker who helps find rehab and nursing places that have a good reputation and are licensed, etc.
He suggested a group home as a good alternative for my husband rather than a nursing home to rest and begin his rehab with physical and orthopedic therapy. The broker said that it would be nice because it would be just like living in his own home and he would get nice meals and it wouldn’t be like a hospital at all.
The idea sounded great.
It was a little expensive, but we both thought it was well worth it.
We had a few days to check out a few places, get his medications in order, get a TB test and set up transfer which the rehab has nothing to do with and we had to do on our own and pay for ourselves.
I chose the place that was immaculate, promised great care and there was a lot of room to move around in. He would also have his own room. The room was adorable, with nice inviting lamps and cute comforters on the bed, a big recliner and his own tv.
On the day of the move, we were told he would be picked up between 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. We finally got him transferred (5 hours late) and into his new home.
When I looked closer this time, I noticed that the bed was pretty small and my husbandis a fairly large man. I was worried about his rolling off the bed and voiced my concerns.
They said that they would let pull the large recliner up to the bed.
Sure enough, he did fall and they found him on the floor the next morning. I wanted to pull him out that day, but he insisted on staying.
He slept most of that day and I wasn’t concerned. I attributed it to his traveling and long day beforehand.
The next day, he was extremely tired again. I brought more clothes over and other things to make him more comfortable.
When I visited, they told me all was well, but he was very tired.
That night, after waiting all day to hear from him ( I didn’t want to wake him up), I kept trying to call him on his Cell and there was no answer. I called the Home at 4:00 p.m. and they said he was fine but tired. I asked for him to be put him on the phone. He sounded extremely disoriented almost like he’d had a stroke.
I asked to be put back on with the group home director and I asked why he sounded so bad and they said he was tired and I just said “bull”. I know my husband. Something is very wrong.”
I ran to the group home about 5 pm and when I got there he was extremely pale and confused. He didn’t know the date or month.
At that time they chose to tell me that he could barely lift his arm at lunch and food was falling out of his mouth.
They never called me. I will never forgive them for that!
I told them they had to call an ambulance and they were arguing with me about whether it was necessary and I said, “absolutely”.
They then took out their blood pressure cuff and his blood pressure was extremely low. They said he now had a fever of 99 degrees. Why hadn’t they done any of this checking before?
The paramedics came and told him he needed to be in the hospital.
When we got tot the hospital, they took his temperature and it was 102 degrees and he was dehydrated. He had a very bad bladder infection, which I’m sure was brewing for quite some time.
The home wanted to make sure I wasn’t blaming them for this.
The fact was that the Home did not call me when it was clear he was so very ill that he couldn’t even feed himself.
My husband is 20 years older than me and not in good health. I believe that there was a good chance that he would not have made it through the night.
He’s now back in the hospital.
This time, I’m ready for them.
I told them to get me a social worker immediately. I said I need a place for my husband to go when he gets out of the hospital. He can’t come home until he can walk. I also am having a great deal of trouble walking myself and cannot hold him up.
I said, “Don’t pull this crap of waiting until the last day and giving me 24 hours to find a place for him to get rehab”.
Within an hour a Social Worker was in the room.
As it is, we’ve e already lost over a month of help that he desperately needed.
So, this is basically the run around we’ve been getting and my husband has good insurance.
I am more than frustrated and I am sick of trying to put this all together on my own. I am not a social service agency. Where are these people who are supposed to help us? My husband worked hard his whole life and this is how he’s being treated when he finally needs some help.
I just want you to know that you have to be an advocate for your loved one. No one will look after them like you will.
UPDATE:IT WORKED! My husband, as of last night, is in one of the best rehab hospitals in the city and he’s happy and I’m happy and, if all goes well, within a month, he will be back home with me.
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Perfect! A whole month devoted to making those of us with thinning hair become even more depressed.
MY HAIR SITUATION
As you know, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, I suffer from alopecia (See My alopecia), which is an autoimmune disease that mistakenly attacks the follicles of your hair, causing anything from thinning hair to complete loss of all body hair.
My hair loss is a severe loss in the crown of my head and extreme thinning all over.
MY SAVING GRACE?
However, possible help has arrived in the form of an e-mail about this new vegan hair care 3-step system that specifically targets thinning hair.
Naturally, I was all over it. (I’m on several alopecia boards and would love to let them know of a system that actually works).
I wrote back and asked if I could try out their products and keep a journal with pictures of my progress for my readers and my alopecia friends on the Boards.
Within a few days, after some very nice words from a representative of the company, I received this lovely package:
THE BIOREPAIR-8 ANTI-AGING SCALP AND HAIR SYSTEM
Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically-advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair. Using advanced ingredient technology derived from apple and grape, the products in the BioRepair-8 system deliver a cell complex that actives plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.Continue reading “The BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System; My Journey is Beginning”→
An innovative peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores. Removes dirt and impurities, absorbs excess oil and reveals a healthy, glowing complexion. “Peel to reveal pore-perfected skin with the trendsetting Black Mask!”