Where are You coming From?
I feel honored and privileged to be writing this blog post today. It is gonna be a little bit long but it is necessary for people to really know me. I want you to know the heart of this coach. Prior to meeting Jesus Christ (No, I am NOT one of those religious fan-natics), I was a messed up mess. I was promiscuous and mental. Seriously, I had a mental break down. I tried to die several times and was totally convinced I could NOT succeed at anything not even dying. Now, I realize God protected me from worse things than physical abuse, mental abuse, and other abuses we need not go there. I am very familiar with trauma and the after maths it leaves behind. It made me sick. I wish I could say that on November 18, 2002 the trials stopped but they amped up. I was warned about the destroyer coming after me so I prepared myself. I would not know that I had to contend for my healing for over 10 years. I think I suffered in silence needlessly and I am writing to tell my story to help YOU not suffer at ALL. It started with a left arterial bleed to my kidney. I was told that I would not live to see 30, make out a will and leave my two children at the time in the care of someone else. I was angry! Noone else was gonna raise my kids and I just got saved, it was not time to die. I told some family members and we went then,to war. On Sunday of that week the day before I was to start dialysis, I was healed by God. My pastor called out the issue, laid hands on me and instantly the pain was gone. I was so happy! God was REAL. The health crisis was far from over. The next scare came when I got engaged to Derrick (most awesome hubby in da world). I had a female organ cancer scare. I had a growth on the back side of my left ovary. Don’t know what’s up with the left side. The devil likes that side I guess. I was healed after surgery from that. Derrick and I got engaged, things went quite for a bit. I thought okay, it’s all over with. A month before my wedding, the bomb dropped. I was getting migraines. They were so bad I had to be put on medications daily to prevent them. We got that fixed, and the pain moved down into my neck and shoulder areas. I carry stress; I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders literally. We got that solved, and then it moved into my back, arms and legs. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have taken every medicine out there for it. If you wanna know something, just ask me. I have wisdom in both alternative medicine and pharmaceutical medicine. I prefer alternative medicine just to be clear. I had 18 tender spots out of 18. I was put on pain meds and we would adjust them constantly. I lived on my couch for the last 6 years. I was not able to work or play with my kids until this year. My kids are angels. They are my health monitors. After I had Isaac 6 years ago, my body has never been the same. The pain was horrible, I started getting hot flashes, and night sweats. I’m like I am 35, I cannot be going through menopause already. Yes, you can!!! This week I got some answers. I think a lot of us moms suffer in silence, isolated and alone for no reason. This week, things came to a head. I have been PMS monster lady for 6 months straight. Can my hubby get a purple heart for putting up with me? I could not take it anymore this week. I also passed a clot the size of a grapefruit. No kidding. The doc told me I may not be making any hormones in my body any more. It made sense to me. We will have confirmation of this next week. I got desperate and got me some Remifemin. It has been a God send to me. I am back to my old self again. No pain, no mood swings, just feeling good. I am so excited. No pain meds for two days now. I think it is OVER!!!! I know it is. Slowly but surely, I am weaning off of the medication. Some tags that I wore were Bipolar and Fibromyalgia. Looking back, I think my body had hormonal issues my whole life since I was a little girl. I wrote this blog to get some feedback. How many marriages fail because of these issues? How many give up? How many women die? Ladies, we need to rally together and support one another. If you have weird symptoms, get them checked out. Pronto! Listen to your body. God made them very smart. They know what they need. Feed it great nutrition. Rest, Relax. I have no more anxiety and no longer worry as well. Wellll…..that is my story and I am sticking to it. Now you can see why I am a little odd. I’ll write my odd advice on dealing with these issues in blogs to come.
Thanks for reading my book,
Health and Wellness Coach/Advocate