member number: 3331281
Journey started: January 2016
Many people ask me why I started with Young Living and essential oils in general. I wanted to share a little of my wow moment.
At 30 years old I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. My body continued to deteriorate to the point where I could no longer walk. I was basically bed ridden for around 5 months until it got to the point one morning where (TMI) I lost badder control. By the time I was driven to the hospital, I couldn't even sit up. By some miracle, the back specialist just happened to be there that day. He took a look at my MRI and said I needed emergency surgery because I basically had no spinal cord space left and had developed Cauda Equina Syndrome. After a very long recovery and being prescribed pretty much every pain medication ever made, I was still in pain and was a walking zombie.
I decided enough is enough and checked myself into a detox center to go cold turkey on all my meds! Mind you I was the only one there for medications I was prescribed and not abusing. I went through 2 months of the worst withdrawals of my life. I didn't sleep for 15 days!! Once everything was out of my system, I realized that I wasn't in any more pain than I was before, but I was finally thinking clearly.
This started me on trying to find ways to convert to all things natural. I was able to find natural ways to combat everything except pain. That continued to linger.
One day I was at a homeschool convention and 2 awesome Young Living girls were there. This is where my world changed with Peppermint! They applied it neat to my areas of discomfort, and my eyes were opened. I found relief for the first time ever!
I wish I hadn't waited as long as I did to get a kit, because it has really changed my whole family's lives. I am walking upright today because of them!
I hope my story inspires you in some way. If you are dealing with something similar, know that there is hope at the end of the tunnel.