My story begins in August 2014 when I went for my yearly check up with my family doctor. I knew I had let myself go and gained weight, but I had no idea how much until I stepped on the scales and it went up to 347! My first thought was “That couldn’t be right.” When I stepped into her office, she took one look at me and my lab numbers and said, “You will die if you don’t get your weight and diabetes under control.” My A1C had gone up to 8.2 and my triglycerides were up to 790. I never thought I would let myself go like this. She increased my Metformin to 1000mg a day and started me on three different blood pressure and heart medications. She also put me on a statin to reduce my cholesterol.
I had suffered from Severe Fibromyalgia since 1992.I was going to a Pain Management facility every six weeks, where they would inject 16 trigger shots in my neck and back. Every 3 months, I was receiving facet injections in my neck and back. I was on 3 different strong pain medicines. I was in such bad shape that I had to set my alarm for 30 minutes early just to get up and sit on the side of the bed to get my body moving enough to get going for the day. Some days I would just stay in bed because my body ached all over. My legs ached so bad, I had to take medications for Restless Legs Syndrome. I was on family leave from my job, because it was unknown which days I’d get up and find I couldn’t function.
Fast Forward two months. I decided to take control of my life and get well because my daughter wanted to have a baby and she told she must lose weight to have a baby without problems. She asked me to do this with her. I met this wonderful doctor at a meeting at our work place and I thought, I can do this plan. I made an appointment with Dr. Eric Westman the next day. This man saved my life and I tell every person I know about his HEALcare “No Starch — No Sugar” plan. I was not able to see him for 3 months but I took the papers he gave me and did the plan on my own until my appointment. I was shocked to lose 30 pounds before my first appointment. Today, I have lost 117 pounds and I feel like a new person. I AM A NEW PERSON. I am off all medications, and my diabetes, high blood pressure, and fibromyalgia are in remission, where I strive to KEEP them forever. I now have a new, healthy life to live with my only daughter who also lost 75 pounds, and my new granddaughter Lori, who was born healthy in December 2016.
I am so passionate about this plan that I now run a support group of over 500 people in my local County in NC. We meet monthly to go over our plan and give support to our members who are following Dr. Westman’s HEALcare® plan. I work with HEALcare Director of Engagement, Melanie Miller as an Ambassador for HEAL. Melanie Miller with HEAL Clinics has helped give me the encouragement to empower others on the plan. I enjoy the satisfaction of helping others.
I highly recommend the HEALcare plan to anyone who wants to take their life back. It works and I am proud to be part of the team. I thank God daily for blessing me with a new life.