As 2014 draws to a close, I look back with a grateful heart for the love and support I received from so many when I became terribly ill this past January.
As many of you know, virulent influenza coupled with Fifth Disease landed me in a wheelchair as my legs were paralyzed with stiffness and excruciating pain. I thank God for His healing power, the loving support of my wife, Kirsten, and the wisdom of Dr. Pamela Costello who was able to help me on the road to recovery and strength.
The protocols Dr. Costello set into motion which once seemed severe and restrictive have become normative. It has been nearly a year since I started my gluten-soy-sugar-dairy free regimen. I have never felt better in my life. This anti-inflammatory diet doesn’t feel like a diet in the least. Instead, it makes me feel strong and energized.
So this will be the shortest post on my blog to date.
Thank you, dear friends and family, for staying with me when the situation looked dark and several doctors were unable to determine the nature of my affliction. You went with me through the valley of shadows…and by your love and God’s grace, I emerged in the light of His love.
I will never forget your kindness and compassion…never.
It is supposed to get down to 13F tonight, so it will be cold before the sun rises over my beloved Sandia Mountains. Nonetheless, I will be hiking before the sun comes up…with a heart full of gratitude for every step I take.
Causes a heartache thinking back on that time but is a reminder to be thankful all over again for the healing! Happy 2015 with all my love.
Love you, Mom!