Chronic Fatigue

I thought I was over the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which plagued me since 1982 because I was somewhat functional for the past 15 years and just did the best I could. However, I came to a crossroads in October of 2008. A terrible cold turned into walking pneumonia. Antibiotics helped about 50%. Over the years I had grown so accustomed to the chronic sinusitis, sore throat, earaches, low energy, and poor digestion that I kept going with this new bout of dis-ease, even started working out again in spite of the achiness and pain, thinking I would get my lymphatic system to kick out the remnants of pneumonia that made me un-functional. After about a week of forcing myself (as I was accustomed) to do some light walking and exercise, I just couldn’t get up and going one day. Even my doctor said to blow everything off and just rest, so I did. Three months later nothing changed. I thought “This is it. I’m 56 and just going to rot here until I die.” The idea wasn’t what I wanted, I just felt I had no choice but to submit. I was tired of taking 800mg Ibuprofen day and night for back and knee pain, acyclovir for herpes, boniva for osteopenia, and ambien which I considered a Godsend after having almost total insomnia from 1982 until I started taking it in 2002. In an effort to give my body what it “needed,” I also took about $600/month worth of supplements. Top it off with the added expense of foods to circumvent a wheat allergy, and the constant acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic, and you’ve got more bills than a herd of ducks! At this juncture of seeing no way out of this horrible lifestyle of constant vigilance and expense, someone handed Rob’s brochure to me. After three appointments, I found myself travelling to take some intense classes for business, and making plans for more travel and continuing education. I now have lots of energy to accomplish everything I believe I was put here to do. I am almost completely pain-free and can sit without pain or bristling for hours on end. I don’t have to “pretend” to feel happy or okay. My mind is sharper and my goals clear. I no longer ruminate over the past or fear the future, but simply enjoy the present. I haven’t felt this good since I was a kid! Hah! I don’t even procrastinate anymore–I wrote the testimonial! Rob, thanks for all you do to make the world a better place! – MC