Being part of the medical field since 1991, I always felt the medical field was there to help heal my body until I faced my own medical issues and severe pain. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for medicine and Doctors. I remember like it was yesterday, when I woke up one morning and realized I was on ten medications and I did not feel any better and I was only getting worse. I struggled with pain non-stop. Yes, medications helped for a short time but never fixed the underlying pain. Here I was a mom of two, wife, and nurse that was barely surviving each day and missing so many events with my children and family.
I have always been in management positions and found it difficult to get up and go to work and I felt like a failure. Then one day I woke up, having missed enough family time, and frantically started researching what I could do to heal my body. I took courses to become a wellness coach and tried to learn every holistic alternative there was so that I could not only help myself but help others. What I learned was shocking. Why do not Doctors talk about this? Why don’t they investigate more into people’s lives and daily habits? What are the dynamics in their lives such as stress levels, eating habits, environment, etc. and how can those be modified to really help individuals heal and thrive? Writing a prescription is easy. But what if…. we dig deeper and see what people are really facing and why. Let us get to the root of the problem.
After becoming a wellness coach, certified health educator, and certified personal trainer, I began to heal my body. I surrounded myself with people who had gone down that path themselves and healed their bodies. I became more passionate about helping others as my own body started to heal.
I am grateful being healthy in my 50’s and feel better than when I was in my 30’s. I retired from the Army, had my first grandson, and built a house. Stressful yes, but what was most enjoyable about any of that, is that I am pain free and healthy enough to travel back and forth, to be with my grandson.