Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Beginnings with Multiple Sclerosis!

It's been months since I've posted about my Wife's MS and our life.  I keep meaning to update and share what we've been doing so over the next months I'm wanting to share about our newest experience with a Health Coach and Multiple Sclerosis.  If you've followed our MS Blog, you know that my wife has had all kinds of MS issues thru the years, and most recently we found Mold in our Home that was causing my wife to lose feeling in her whole left side.  She's lived for about 2 years with limited feeling in her left side, from her left arm to her left foot.  She's also struggled with stiff legs and struggles walking because of it.  About 8 months ago we uprooted our whole lives and moved back Home to West Texas to figure out how to get her health back.

In June, 2015, we went on a Cruise that changed everything.  When we walked onto the ship my wife had lived for a year and a half with numbness on the left side of her body.  Within 3 days that feeling started coming back, and by the end of the week she had all of the feeling back in the left side of her body.  That was an AHA moment for us!  She was so excited and couldn't believe how great she felt when we left the boat.

Then we got home...

Within 24 hours of being Home she was numb again on her left side.  That began our Journey for the last 8 months trying to figure out what caused the immediate turn around on the Cruise.  Was it the Air quality?  Was it the exercise walking and doing all of the activities we did?  She participated in everything from swimming with Dolphins to riding Segways to flying thru the Trees in Jamaica on zip lines. She walked and did great the whole trip.  Or maybe it was just getting away from the mold and getting closer to the Equator?  It sure wasn't eating better because we ate horribly on the Ship! ;)

So, that's where the Journey began, with this weird Cruise Ship experience and then all the issues coming back.  Since that time we moved in with my wife's Parents to give us some time to work thru her MS issues, sold 1 business, moved into a new Home, worked on a Rental property we own (which by they way she can't be in because she starts to have the same issues she had with the mold), hired a Health Coach that has had huge results with Auto Immune diseases, and started an intense eating program with supplementation.

My wife's had some success since starting with the Health Coach, and we're just getting started on cleanses the Coach recommended.  It's a 12 week program and we're about 8 weeks into it, with 3 cleanses to go and we're just starting exercising.  We're learning that so much of the issues my wife has had are due to Gut issues.  This new eating plan has us eating foods that have natural Pro Biotics, trying to repopulate my wife's Gut with good bacteria.  I'll share more later, but thank you all for continuing to follow our journey with Multiple Sclerosis!

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