When I was about 15 years old I started to have really bad cramps, I couldn't get out of bed, my stomach was a mess, I peed all the time & did NOT participate in any sports or special actives. I went to my gynecologist about all this & she said she thought I had some crazy long named disease that started with the word "END". I had no idea what to think or how to feel. I was left feeling angry, alone & I ended up turning to food for comfort. My doctor went on maternity leave shortly after & never came back. This lead me having to find a new doctor and then by the age of 19 I was through many tests, pills, shots & went to see every specialist there was. I was diagnosed with IBS, possible Crohn's Disease, a abnormally small bladder where my lining was deteriorating & my favorite "Sorry but nothing came back on the tests. Let's try this to see if it helps... " It wasn't until I was 26 that I reached a point of total exhaustion that I begged for a Laparoscopy to finally found out if I had endometriosis or not and in November 2012 I was officially diagnosed. At my first follow up after the surgery I was shown pictures of my insides, told the chances of me getting pregnant were slim & my only option was to continue birth control pills or get this shot that would shut down my hormones. I sat there looking at my hands with tears in my eyes & simply told my doctor "Ok." I went home, took a hot bath & went straight to bed with my heating pad. I couldn't think about anything. But I woke up the next morning & realized neither of those sounded like a good idea. How could shutting down my entire system be any good for my insides when they are already a HOT MESS? I've been on birth control since I was 15 so I know that won't work or it would have by now! I called my doctor & told him I was going to go off all my medications & take myself on as my very first Holistic Health client. He laughed at me, said "Talk soon!" & that was it. This November that moment happened 2 years ago. 2 years & I have changed my entire life - gone off all medications, changed my career to helping others, putting myself first, eliminating unnecessary stress & most importantly calmed my Endo Monster DOWN!
Now how I did this you ask??? Following a Holistic way of life is not for everyone. You have to be open, willing & accepting of new things. Its scary, sometimes I wanted to break down & I still have bad days.. But if you want a change bad enough, it is worth it. I provide meal plans, meal guides, exercises to ease back into moving, taking care of yourself from the inside out & truly LIVING a healthy happy life to all of my clients. This blog is dedicated to that & to all my sisters who are READY for that change!