I was born nearly 60 years ago. When I was in my mid 20’s I was diagnosed with Hashimotos when my thyroid failed to function. It led to early menopause and diabetes in my mid 30’s. I had already been struggling with a weight problem and Hashimotos did not help the condition. My weight bounced up and down like a yo-yo while I tried every weight loss program out there. I eventually gave up trying.
When I was 39, my first husband passed away after battling cancer for 18 months. That led me to want to begin a new life in Oregon. My life has changed dramatically over the past 21 years. About the age of 50 I became very ill and the medical doctors could not figure out what was wrong with me. Blood work revealed extremely elevated anti-nuclear antibodies. Every part of my body was in extreme pain and I could not even lift my arms above my shoulders. I could barely function. A Rheumatologist prescribed prednisone that helped in the beginning but made my mood very mean as well as increased cravings for sugar that led to higher blood sugars and more weight gain. I rebelled, went back to the regular medical doctor and insisted that I quit taking the prednisone. When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia several years prior, the doctor had told me I would just have to learn to live with it. So that is what I did, I learned to live with the pain.
I began to turn inward and look at myself. I finally found what I was looking for. I knew there was a purpose for my being here and experiencing all that I had experienced so far and there would even be more to come until I woke up to the awareness of my purpose. We are each unique and have our own purpose, but we are all in this together. The journey inward has led me to realize that we are all loved and worthy of being the best we can be. I attended a class that took me on a journey of self-discovery. Over the course of the next two years I was able to break down the thick walls I had built that was blocking my energy flow. During the middle of the second year of the program I was attending an expo at the fair grounds and filled out a form for a drawing put on by the new well. Janet called me a few days later and we set up a consultation. I immediately knew that this was my opportunity to get healthy. I was inspired to join and am so grateful that I did. I know that it has helped in every aspect of my being and has led to much improved health.
When I began the new well program last October, I was injecting 90 units of insulin a day (60 in the morning & 30 at night). Back then I could not even use the stepper, I had to stand behind it and just move my feet. My insulin dosage has gradually been reduced over the past 10 months so that I am currently taking only 30 units a day (20 in the morning & 10 at night); a huge improvement. I can now hop up & down on the stepper while working up quite a sweat and I feel GREAT! I have lost more than half the weight that I intend to lose and am confident that I will be able to continue decreasing the amount of insulin and hopefully will be able to discontinue it all together.
Five years ago I built what I thought would be my last pond. That was the fourth one I had built and thought I would never have the energy to do it again. Shortly after building that one, my husband & I bought a house and placed all of the fish in a temporary pond above ground and lost interest of ever having another permanent one (not that anything is permanent). Well, I now have the energy and worked circles around my husband digging the hole with shovels and moving the blocks and putting them in place on the border. Last weekend we moved the fish in to their new home and they LOVE it! This weekend we are working on the waterfall to make the pond complete. Thank you new well for helping me to gain my health! I will always be grateful to you and the universe for bringing us together at just the right time in my life.