I know it sounds completely strange that I am grateful for my genetic debilitating condition. I have Ehlers Danlos SyndromeBut the fact is that if I wouldn’t have been plagued with pain, symptoms and illness I wouldn’t have Published a book. I am truly grateful for the years of pain, numbness and discomfort my condition gave me because it awakened me to the possibilities of a life without pain. If I wouldn’t have lived most of my life in excruciating pain than I wouldn’t understand the gift of wellness I achieved. So let me explain my pain a little better for you to understand the extent of my transformation.
I began with symptoms in childhood with anxiety and digestive issues. I don’t remember if I had physical pain at the time but I probably did. I do remember I always had a Band-Aid or injury on the mend. I did have a lot of infections, allergies, urinary tract infections and skin conditions.
Fast forward to 8th grade, I already had pain in my neck and right arm. The digestive issues were worse and feminine issues emerged. I began having frequent vaginal infections and chronic menstrual cramps. The feminine issues progressively worsened because of my allergies to ingredients in feminine products but I had no idea.
Fast forward to adult life, I spent countless hours at doctors’ offices and specialists because all the symptoms were overwhelming. I was on tons of prescriptions and antibiotics regularly. My debilitating symptoms progressed to the point where my right arm and right leg were completely numb. My pain level was 9/10 constantly and needed modifications at work through ergonomics assessments.
The conditions worsened with stress and during my nursing career disability emerged. II had a special chair which had neck, lumbar and butt support. And this chair took years to find after many alternatives didn’t work. My arm was in so much pain that during my MSN education I had to get transcription to software o write my papers and assignments. I had a multitude of symptoms at this point in my life: reflux, IBS, bloating, injuries, skin infections, UTIs, vaginal infections, chronic pain, migraines and fatigue. Wow I know that is a lot for anyone to handle. It was a tough life but it made me the woman I am today.
I am grateful and thankful for all those symptoms because they created an awareness inside me to change. If I wouldn’t have been at rock bottom and filled with symptoms I wouldn’t have fought for a better life. If I wouldn’t have known the truth about pain I wouldn’t have known there was a better way of life. My awareness of discomfort pushed me into action.
And those two beautiful gifts are part of what I teach today in my book, “The Truth about IBS and Anxiety.”
The book is more than a triumph over digestive issues, bloating and anxiety. It is a triumph over autoimmune disease, Fibromyalgia, insomnia, POTS, EDS III, Reflux, and Anxiety.
My path to understanding my body came from a place of pain but it brought me to a deep sense of relief.
So here I am almost 43 years old and in the best shape of my life. I am more active now than I ever was in my teens and young adult life. I have more energy, strength and vitality than I ever dreamed. But if I wouldn’t have come from such a dark and lonely place I wouldn’t have achieved it. And that is why, I created a Podcast, “Goddess Unleashed’ because I truly believe “Your Medical History doesn’t have to be Your Fate.” If I could overcome a genetic condition that progressively debilitates you into a life of surgeries, physical therapy and immobility; than you can overcome your own genetic predisposition.
The day I was diagnosed was an eye opening experience because the doctor praised me for everything I was doing to support myself. And this came at a time when I was still plagued by pain. And because I came from such a dark place I truly see, feel and experience the gifts I have been given. I am truly grateful and thankful for my new life without pain and symptoms. I am thankful that I don’t need prescriptions, surgeries and conventional treatments. And that unique perspective is what I share on my podcast to bridge the gap between Conventional and Alternative Medicine on a path towards disease prevention and health promotion. If you are looking for a way out of your debilitating symptoms, indigestion or anxiety than schedule your Free Clarity Call. You have nothing to lose because you are already plagued by symptoms. But you have everything to gain if and when you achieve your own unique wellness. Download journal tips, meditations and a FREE Copy of the book.