04-18-2011, 01:47 AM
Hello people, my name is Stephanie and I'm from that show-me-state of Missouri. I was once a frequent visitor here but abandoned coming back to visit because of school and raising a family. I was alos put in the position to take care of alot of ailing family members which put on my mind that I really needed to take a good look at my own health. I recently lost 4 close family members within 18 months apart, and it really had me very scared. Losing my brother last month of congestive heart failure really shook me. I am still recovering from all these deaths. A month after, my brother's death, I had these excrutiating pains in my neck, shoulder,and pains shooting down my arms with a tingling sensation. I went to the ER and the doctors diagnosed as a pinched nerve. I went through a month and a half with this horrid pain along with pain killers that did not work. From then on, I decided to do something about the pain and the weight on my body. I found Alissa Cohen's book that I had purchased a year ago and put things to work! I have been doing raw for some weeks and have released alot of my pains ans well as shed some pounds. I am really looking for encouragement because in the last months with family, it has been the ride of my life. I am so happy that I made the decision to take control of my life and am loving it!