It all started in 2012 after a pretty major surgery to remove a large fibroid tumor from my uterus. During my recovery, I bent down to pick up an empty laundry basket, my spine tweaked and I found myself on the floor in agonizing pain. It was in that most insignificant moment that my life changed entirely.
I spent four years, countless hours, thousands of dollars, and an ocean of tears going from doctor to doctor, taking test after test, only to be told there was nothing wrong with me. That has to be the most aggravating phrases in all of language: you're in constant debilitating pain, you can hardly get out of bed, your entire body tingles yet, "There's nothing wrong with you. All tests are normal."
Finally, in the summer of 2016 I happened upon two doctors in Reno who had seen my symptoms more than they could count in hundreds of patients. They knew there was something wrong with me. They knew what was wrong with me.
After having done their protocol for over a year now, I've am back in the game. My body is still healing and I still battle pain every day, but it's no longer debilitating. Today, I am taking the steps to create the life I know I deserve; in between naps, of course.
During the time I was trying to figure out my body, I was also dealing with separation and divorce from an eleven year marriage. It was a time in my life when I honestly questioned if I would be able to withstand the emotional pain, while also enduring the physical pain. There were days I didn't think I'd make it; where it all felt like it was just too much. Those days, I literally just survived.
I'm happy to report that I did, in fact, make it. Not only did I make it, but I realized just how much strength and determination I have to beat this all consuming pain. I'm still in the process of making it. We take things one step at a time over here. Slow and steady, always wins. You can read more of my divorce story on my blog.
I believe everyone has a story worth sharing. I have found that by sharing my own story I have come to know parts of myself I never knew before. It's been an intense, painful, eye opening, beautiful, healing journey. One that I was meant to take. And I'm honored and proud to be able to share it with you.