I am a 62 mother/grandmother. Diagnosed at age 15 with Multiple Sclerosis. My health started "going South" about 20 years ago. My weight was up to 400 lbs, I was Insulin dependent, high Blood pressure, chronic pain which 15+ yrs ago they implanted a Morphine pump so I could have even minimal relief, gut issues, multiple surgeries for failing organs. I was on oxygen 24/7, CPAP machine. Was told my heart and both lungs were failing and would need to be replaced in order to live. A 40 lb ovarian tumor was removed which allowed my organs to heal. I have had over 20 operations over the years, all related to my ill health which I attribute to the fact of being placed on over 40 different medications 4 to 6 times day. I have been confined to a power wheelchair for 20 years. I have been in the hospital more than in my own home. In nursing homes at times. I have required 40 hrs a week of Home health care aides to be able to stay in my own home. When I came across DLG Free book, it took almost 2 months of it popping up for me to finally order it. It has SAVED MY LIFE! I am off all but 1 medication, 120 lbs, no longer require any assistive devices to walk (I walked 3 miles with my grandkids at the zoo recently. I thought I would have some pain the next day . . . ZERO PAIN!!) I no longer require help to be in my home! I am 100% Independent!! After 20 yrs!
I am so very grateful and thankful for the Livingood's, their staff and for the monthly challenges and all you wonderful people for being here!! I learn so much for everyone, I am encouraged and lifted up by your sharing and your direct comments to me on my posts. If you are considering a Challenge but aren't sure, let me say 2 things:
1. Read my story/ view my video
2. If it worked for me, WHY NOT YOU?
****If you always do what you have always done...you will always get what you have ways got!