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Testing, Testing 123: Phlebotomy Basics

When my mother underwent chemotherapy, we spent a lot of time visiting the phlebotomy lab for blood testing. I was always impressed by how easily the phlebotomist was able to find and puncture a vein to draw blood on the first try. I knew there had to be a method to it, and was astounded by how effortless and painless they made the process. It led me to research a lot about blood tests, from drawing to the actual screening. I've created this site to share what I've learned in the hopes of teaching others. The more you understand, the more control you can have over your own health care.



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Testing, Testing 123: Phlebotomy Basics

Making Yourself Feel Good After Divorce: Options For The Ladies

by Francisco Arnold

When you have recently been through a divorce, it is understandable that you might not feel quite like yourself. You might even feel down in the dumps and just generally unhappy with yourself and everything about your life. These are all completely understandable feelings. Divorce can be difficult and traumatic. However, if you are ready to start feeling good about yourself and your life again, you may be wondering where you can and should start. Get to know some of the options to help you do just that so you can get back to living and enjoying your life. 

Chemical Peel or Botox

After a divorce, it can feel like you have been through the wringer. This can take a toll on your skin. Your skin can begin to look more wrinkled and sallow when you have been under a great deal of stress or have been feeling depressed.

Because of this, you may want to consider skin renewal treatments like a chemical peel or Botox to help you start feeling better about yourself. A chemical peel removes the damaged upper layers of your skin, exposing fresh new layers below. This can help your skin look younger, smoother, and healthier in general. 

Botox injections, on the other hand, are used to target specific fine lines and wrinkles in your face and/or neck that are bothering you. The Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in the face, forcing those muscles to relax. The lack of tension in those facial muscles lessens wrinkles and lines, making the skin appear smoother and more youthful. 

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Sometimes, it is not your face that you feel needs a bit of a lift or a makeover. If you want to get back out there on the dating scene or simply want to feel better about your lady parts, vaginal rejuvenation may be an option you would like to consider. 

Vaginal rejuvenation is essentially a procedure designed to tighten up the vaginal walls. It is used primarily in women that have had children or who are aging but can be beneficial at any age, even if a woman has not had children. Vaginoplasty is the surgery that works on the vagina itself and aims to improve sexual function. A labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that tightens and reshapes the labia (vaginal lips) to make the vagina look more appealing. 

You can have either of these procedures or both at the same time to rejuvenate your vagina and improve your sexual confidence. 

Knowing these ways you can go about making yourself feel good after divorce, you can give one or all of them a try as soon as possible.