Never Giving Up
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
I think I gave up awhile ago after I had joined Sparks the first time. Not because of Sparks, but because of more unforeseen obstacles. I called myself "swimmer" because I grew up in Hawaii and went back to swimming as my main form of exercise. I was dong fantastic until I ended up real sick from the excess chlorine in the YMCA water, due to swimming as much as four hours a day. In Hawaii I just went to the beach and the algae was good for me, but I had not thought of that. By the time I got better, I just didn't start up again; as I had no idea what I could do that wouldn't hurt my broken legs and knees from an accident I had been in. I figured that I was going to school anyway, so what the hey, so to speak. Well guess what? I only got heavier and think that it would not have been too long where I would have eventually had to have my foot amputated and been totally immobilized; as I was doomed to using a cane because of my fractured hip and blood clot also due to the accident. I wasn't even trying anymore as I had no insurance for any type of medical help anyway. I'm only a month away from being 60, and just a little less than two months ago I decided that the damage done might be overcome if I just went holistic again like when I was younger and through specific types of exercises I might be able to lessen the stress on my injuries, while also creating new muscles where my breaks were through research I had been doing on the internet. With these particular exercises and foods, along with accompanying supplementation; I have begun to cope better with my arthritis and breaks and now am walking independent of my cane. I am on my 52nd pound so far and do not fear loss of my limbs as I once did. I may not be able to afford a doctor at this time, but they had pretty much told me that Prednisone was my only option anyway; as it would make me more comfortable. That's the same thing they said almost 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with the ANA of Lupus. I wouldn't start on it then and decided not to start on it now. Holistically I actually combated the ANA then and now am on my way to combat what I feel is surely at least pre-diabetes due to my processed diet and over-weight condition. Sparks has given me a new lease on life, and I've decided not to break the lease this time.