The last month and a half have been tough, but I'm getting stronger every day. The loss of my mom to Covid was a terrible blow to my family and I, but by the grace of God we are all getting a little stronger every day.
My mom suffered with COPD, which we think came from her smoking in the past. She started smoking at a young age and stopped in 2009 when one of oldest brothers was diagnosed with lung cancer. He could not beat the cancer and passed about in July 2009. My mom stopped smoking in March 2009 and by September 2010 she had COPD and breast cancer. She had breast cancer twice and survived both bouts, but the COPD was tough. She struggled with it for the next 11 years where she was on oxygen 24/7. She was on the best medications that were on the market, but slowly her breathing got worse. Then the week of Christmas we all contracted Covid and she did not make it.
As I tried to make some sense of what had just happened, I had to start thinking about my life and taking my health more seriously. I've been overweight my entire life. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2018 and have lost 120 pounds, but I got comfortable and my weight hit a plateau. Although I feel great, by medical standards I am still overweight.
My mom worried about me working all the time. She would always say to me aren't you going to take some time off? I would work on weekends and holidays, but I love what I do, so for me it wasn't really work. As I look back, I was so focused on chasing the dream that I missed out on precious time that I could have spent with her and taking care of myself at the same time.
Now that I'm starting to feel stronger after her passing, I am taking better care of myself. I purchased a juicer, so my husband I are juicing a couple of times a week. One of our key ingredients is ginger. Ginger is good for inflammation which we both have. We are mixing the ginger with lemon and honey and taking ginger shots. Another thing I am so guilty of is not taking great care of my hair. My scalp is so dry and my edges were thin. I started to use a product called Edge Naturale Follicle Enhancer. I love this stuff, because my scalp is so dry and itchy and when I put this in my hair it makes my scalp feel so tingly and refreshed and my hair is starting to get thicker where it was thinning out at.
I found this all in on supplement Immune Defense, which I am excited about because I was taking about 8 different supplements a day. You can get this supplement on Amazon for about $30 for a double pack. I took a pack and my husband took a pack. At the beginning of the Covid Pandemic we were hearing take Zinc, Vitamin C, Elderberry and some of everything else and because we didn't want to get Covid we did that. Needless to say taking all of this stuff didn't stop Covid, because we all got it at the same time. Our cases wasn't as severe as my Moms and maybe the supplements had something to do with that I don't know, but I will keep taking them.
So, you can see that I am on a journey to excellent health. We only get one life and we should take care of that one life as best we can. Life can be short why not decide to live it as long as you can as healthy as you can.
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