Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Line In The Sand

You sometimes get to a point in your life where you draw that proverbial line in the sand and say THIS is when my life is going to change.  THIS is when it is going to get better.

In my case I am talking about the health and happiness of me and my family.  It takes a lot to get to that line, unfortunately, and a lot of time and effort and money is wasted in the process.  I am 35 years old.  I’m not overweight and yet I have type II diabetes.  I’m the most fatigued person I know.  My husband is probably a close second.  I’ve suffered with restless legs for over 3 years now and I’m unable to sleep without medication for it.  I have headaches. . .a lot.  I’ve suffered many bouts of depression over the years.  I have had faith that SOMEDAY a doctor would “figure it out” and I would be given a magical pill and no longer feel imprisoned by these things.  Many, many years and many, many thousands of dollars and prayers later. . .they all still negatively affect my life.  And I’m done. 

My husband and I are starting on a journey.  I have high hopes as I have seen the changes in my own friends and people on a similar journey.  Pounds being lost, confidence being built, energy being increased, restless legs improving, prescription meds (including high cholesterol meds and insulin) being discontinued.  I’m skeptical, but very very hopeful.  My energy has already increased and I don’t find myself napping with Abigail when Olivia is at preschool.  And, a few nights ago, for the first time in 3 years, I slept without medication for my legs.  I seriously cried when I woke up the next morning.  And this is just the beginning.  I’ll keep you updated on our progress.  Who knows. . .someday someone might say, “That Jodi. . .she just doesn’t stop!” LOL! Please please pray for me and my husband. Please pray that we start living again instead of letting our health negatively affect our life.  And, if you too find yourself at “that line” I am always here to help.


Joanna said...

Go you, praying it goes well and upwards from here xx

Jodi said...

Second night of no restless legs medicine needed!