When the world says you can’t, look them in the eyes, and say, “Watch me!”
7 years ago doctors told me I wouldn’t hike again, I would have worsening pain, and need to be on medication the rest of my life.
In the blink of an eye, I went from being very active to not even being able to put my shoes on myself or walk up the stairs without excruciating pain. Months of doctor appointments proceeded – and yet nobody could determine a cause, just some mild arthritis in my lumbar spine, that would likely just worsen over time.
Frustrated didn’t even begin to describe how I felt. How could multiple physicians including several specialists collectively not determine a diagnosis or cause to what was happening to my body.
But, I made a CHOICE that day…that’s NOT what my Mighty God says…that’s not what He has planned for me!
Nearly two years went by as I sought out specialists and therapies all over the east coast of the U.S. I was determined not to end up in a wheelchair and desperately wanted to get my life back.
Finally, I found a doctor in California, who specialized in functional medicine. She ordered a stool test to begin searching for answers in my gut. She was the first physician to consider this and to my surprise it came back positive for a shigella infection (shigellosis), an intestinal disease caused by a family of bacteria known as shigella.
She determined the bacterial infection was not only destroying my gut health and the cause of my severe fatigue, brain fog, increasing bloating and worsening bowel issues, but it was also the cause of my back pain.
I was elated! Finally, a cause and a way to start helping my body heal.
I also underwent food sensitivity testing to determine the specific foods and chemicals my immune system was reacting to. Then, she helped me add the right supplements to begin the healing process.
Slowly, my pain decreased. My energy increased. And before long I began my daily workouts again, along with yoga and pilates regularly.
Am I completely healed and pain free? Not yet my friend, but I will be!
Every da$n day , I wake up and make a choice.
I choose to stand on God’s promises, to walk in his healing victory….and that’s why I now I’m hiking, gardening, and doing all the fun things in life I love!
And, if I can do it, you can too!
It’s WHY I’m blessed to guide others on how to get to the root cause of their symptoms, increase their energy everyday, and get back to living a life they LOVE! ,