Living With Fibroids

Living with Fibroids

Living My Dream Through My Sweet Tooth Beads

Ever since childhood, I have had a tremendous passion for stringing beads into whimsical and fun pieces of jewelry. I used to string anything that could be strung into something resembling jewelry – seashells, seeds, buttons and of course, beads. Ever expanding my growing curiosity to create, it now has matured into a passion that I strive to share with anyone who shows an interest. Through this, I grew a desire to somehow earn enough money creating my jewelry in order to purchase more beads that’s where Sweet Tooth Beads was born. I have created a wide array of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, each one unique and special.

Starting off in local craft shows and often wrapped up as gifts, each one of my creations fueling my interest in opening my own online boutique. Enough people have enthusiastically encouraged me to go through with it and now with a professional and experienced web designer to take care of the technical end of my dream, I have finally launched http://www.sweettoothbeads.com. Slowly the orders have rolled in, each one often with an encouraging word and positive feedback. So far, I have saved each of those emails or cards, and often refer back to them to nurture my love of beading and to keep my dream of expanding my special business fresh and alive.

Some of my most special pieces are those inspired by events of my own life. Motherhood led to the creation of my elegant child name bracelets. Each is carefully crafted with the world’s best crystals from Swarovski and the finest sterling silver letters, beads and clasps. I truly wish each piece to be as beautiful and special as the children they represent. My first name bracelet was created for me to constantly feel the names of my children beautifully represented by these beads, jingle on my arm every time I would move my wrist. Other girlfriends and relatives of mine would admire them, and soon I would find myself creating these name bracelets for them or for others to enjoy. It’s a fun and pretty way to further enjoy having children in our lives!

It’s everywhere! On television shows, in magazines, and it may even be in your own home. Eating disorders. Our society today glamorizes the troubled thin women suffering inside. Take the first step yourself and let everyone know that each woman is, and should be, different and beautiful in her own original self.

My personal struggle with an eating disorder and my appreciation to those who gave me my own tools to travel my road to recovery inspired me to created a special bracelet.

It took me years to come up with just the right design to emulate that absolute true awareness that women are indeed individuals and beautiful in their own self. Even whilst I was at the lowest point in my life, both mentally and physically, I strung these beads for relaxation and enjoyment. I knew I wanted to use this special gift of mine to share with other suffering women my growing sense of self and belief that we, as women, are extraordinary.

I was treated for my eating disorder at the Renfrew Center in Philadelphia, and while I was there, I met other women who inspired me to create this bracelet. Just like these Swarovski crystals, which are known worldwide for their quality and splendor, these women represented extreme intelligence and the utmost inner beauty to me more than I could ever imagine.

My Eating Disorders Awareness Bracelet showcases that very belief and proudly bears my personal symbol of rebirth and recovery, the butterfly. Each exquisite Swarovski crystal is unique on the bracelet featuring a sterling silver butterfly charm and heart clasp to bring it all together. Now, I proudly give 25% of my proceeds from the sales of my Eating Disorder Awareness bracelet or necklace to the Renfrew Center.


I want to share with the world my extreme passion for creating unique and exquisite pieces of jewelry for women to decorate and celebrate their miraculous selves. As a new mother and also a survivor of an eating disorder, I now want to live my dream of jewelry making and represent proudly to my children what it means to pursue your dream and do what truly makes you happy inside.

Celebrate your individuality!

About the Author:
Jen Van VarickSweet Tooth Beads Unique Beaded JewelryAt SweetToothBeads, 25% of the proceeds for each EDA jewelry piece sold will proudly be donated to the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders.

Source: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Living-My-Dream-Through-My-Sweet-Tooth-Beads/176706

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there any women living with uterine Fibroids and tolerating them without removing them or it?
    I have one a size of a grapefuilt and couses a lot of pain sometimes.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never had them touch wood but my half sister did. She had one the size of a grapefruit like yourself and another the size of a tennis ball. When they did another scan some months later she had several small ones too so in january of this year they took her whole womb away.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is anyone living with ‘Fibroids’? How are you coping?

    • ANSWER:
      I had fibroids and some endometriosis. I had a hysterectomy and had the endometriosis burned out. Best to find a way to have them removed or hysterectomy. Birth control pills can sometimes help with menstrual pain from them.

  3. QUESTION:
    Hi any ladies out there who had a total abdominal hysterectomy, can you tell me what your life was?
    like living with fibroids, and how you felt after surgery? My TAH is in 3 weeks!!! Kinda nervous what may be found after surgery, I did have a normal pap smear. I cant wait til it’s over cause my life has been so so miserable with these fibroids, they taken over my life. Please share what you been through or know about TAH. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a complete abdominal hysterectomy in 1996 caused mostly by endometriosis. I was miserable also with long, heavy, painful periods so the surgery helped me in so many ways. I used estrogen patches for the first year because you will be thrown in instant menopause. I took nothing for the second year, but the hot flashes, night sweats, nerves drove me crazy. Then I took premarin for the next seven years and by the time I stopped that was mostly over the symptoms. My recovery time was however long and I wasn’t totally back to normal for about three months, so don’t expect to be feeling very well for a while. Just do what your doctors recommend and you will feel better and be fine in a few months.

      hope this helps..

  4. QUESTION:
    What are my chances of living with colon rectal cancer and ovarian cancer?
    I had a dime size spot on my colon, I also have sickle cell and fibroids in my uterus, then they told me I have ovarian cancer also.
    I have undergone chemo but it is not working, the doctor told me that my body is not able to fight it. I am scheduled to begin radiation next week. Can anyone help me? Am I going to die?

    • ANSWER:
      wow I will pray for you…But one question for you right back as part of my answer…why not live as though you were dieing?

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a connection between PMDD and uterine fibroids?
    I have had PMDD for most of my live, but have just recently been diagnosed. I have now been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. I can’t help but wonder if there is any connection between the two?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that there most likely is a connection…. but not one your regular doctor will know of……
      Doctors are still in the boonies on most womens conditions….their treatments often dont heal anything…
      However, if you have the interest you might be fasinated with traditional chinese medicine which offers explanations and healing for many conditions including the ones you mention, and western doctors wont even talk about because it doesnt fit their ‘protocol’….. search for your condition along with traditional chinese medicine or articles by dr. subhuti dharmananda



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