From Zero to Hero!

I have been thinking for a week about how to start this and I can’t decide, so I’m just jumping in.  I am writing this to tell my story about how I went from being super sick to feeling a ton better. If anything in here helps someone from going through what I did, then it’s worth it.  I am sharing the health history in order to show you where I have come from.

It all started for me in 2000.  I started having stomach issues, headaches and just plain ole’ feeling crummy.  I went to the doctor (just my primary medical physician) and started taking meds…  Jump forward to 2012…by this time I had had 4 surgeries (abdominal search, hysterectomy, ovaries removed and intestinal tie-up).  I was taking about 20 different prescription pills a day. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I  was having a hard time functioning, to say the least.

I had been to doctors in Midland, Lubbock, San Angelo, Abilene, Big Spring, and Ft. Worth.  I was prescribed  Prednisone,  Nexium, Dexilant, Toprol, Topomax, Flagyl, Levaquin, Rocephin, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…. Over the course of the 12 years I had been prescribed just about everything.  I was also told by one doctor that I was not really sick, but just depressed. I suffered from excessive heart rate, migraines, 9-12 sinus infections a year, arthritis, heartburn, constant yeast infections, bladder infections, urinary tract infections, seasonal allergies, and constant stomach pain that caused vomiting and diarrhea. I lost all of my hair and my face was huge from steroids.   I had undergone 4 colonscopies, 4 upper GI’s, multiple swallow studies, ct scans, x-rays, 3 MRI’s, more trips to the ER than I can count,  blah, blah, blah…  I had broken 3 of the tiny bones in my foot (because if the steroids I was on for so long) and had undergone multiple injections for pain.  I had been diagnosed with MRSA and undergone multiple rounds of meds to heal my foot.  When it wouldn’t heal I was sent to the wound care center to have it scraped.  I had been diagnosed with bursitis in my hips. Steroid injections were used for pain.

All of these doctor bills take a huge toll on you financially and my husband and I were both working multiple jobs to try and get everything paid for.  I am very thankful that my husband has stuck by my side for all of the sickness.  It has been a rough ride, but we are stronger for it. Thank you Lord!

In December of 2012 my primary care physician told me he didn’t know what else to do.  I got myself into a specialist at a major hospital in Ft. Worth in January as a last ditch effort.  My mother, husband, and I headed that way.  I underwent 2 days of testing at that hospital.  After my last procedure a nurse that had been in the operating room with me came by and told my mother that I did not have Crohn’s disease.  She told my mother and husband that I probably had celiac disease. By this time in my sickness my mother had asked for everyone we knew to pray for me.  My mother and I believe that Jesus was working through that lady to send me this news.  The next day I started getting better…

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One thought on “From Zero to Hero!

  1. It has been an awesome transformation to watch my sister-in-law go through, so much that my husband and I are now paleo and have seen a hugh transformation in ourselves as well. Thanks for creating this monster we all live in and sharing your story sis!!!!

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