Seven years ago I started a trip to wellness. I was one of the less fortunate ones with fibro and had doctors that were only too glad to give me many different medicines for the many different symptoms I had. I had been stuck in a wheelchair for sixteen years because I didn’t have the strength to walk. After all the drugs that the doctors gave me I was unable to function and spent twelve years in bed except for the hour that my aid came and helped me get a shower and brush my teeth. I was given twenty-nine different prescriptions. So as one nurse said I was a train wreck.
We chose a specialty clinic that treated people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. They did some testing and found out in my case that my adrenal glands were not working at all. I was taking thyroid replacement but not the right one for my needs. Getting my body to respond was a big task. Using the SHINE protocol, they started by giving me the supplements I needed by IV. That way it went directly into the blood stream instead of through the digestion system.
We had treatments twice a week and by the end of February I was driving again after not having a license for sixteen years. As my body responded to these treatments I started spending more time out of bed and was teaching myself to walk again. By the end of April of 2011 I had parked my wheelchair for good. As my body healed I no longer needed the narcotics and many other drugs that my regular doctor had prescribed. Another thing that happened is my left lung started to heal. I had had a collapsed lung that was untreated for and this went on for several years. When they did accidentally found it they told me that I would have to be on oxygen for the rest of my life. They didn’t feel that the lung would ever come back. But after ten years of being on oxygen twenty-four seven my lung inflated and I no longer needed the oxygen support.
So in five short months I was up and walking again. I was off all but a very few medications and no longer had to be tied to my oxygen tank. This last week I celebrated seven years since I started this journey. My wife and I have covered some one hundred and twenty-five thousand miles since that time telling everyone that would listen how I got my life back. I believe God made it possible to have a doctor that used the SHINE protocol to help me on this journey.
After prompting from two different ladies that heard my story, I wrote the details down in a workbook so others could follow the same route that helped me so much. We have had two printings of this book with many hundreds of them out helping others with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. We have done two day workshops to help groups of people and lots of one on ones to help people get started with the SHINE protocol.
I am still working daily on my health but people that knew me then can’t believe what I am able to do today. I take my supplements and try to walk daily to keep my body healthy. See other articles at our website if you want to know what the SHINE protocol stands for. You can start your trip to wellness today. What keeps you from finding out how your body can heal from the fibro/CFS that effects your body? I am more thankful for life than most because I never thought I would have the life I have today.
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