My Fibromyalgia Story

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I Was Sick and Tired!

I was a successful London entrepreneur and lost everythingHealth, Partner, Friends and my Business.

Was Sick and Tired with Fibromyalgia Spring 1996

 

I lived with Fibromyalgia for 15 years.

I was diagnosed as having Severe Chronic Syndrome as well.  Now I am in good health, and even went on my dream journey to India and hiked up a mountain – powered by Chinese Herbal concentrated foods.

Anyone can recover from chronic problems including Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Live a happier, healthier full life. It is important to not give up even though you need to give in to what is happening.

I tried everything under the sun and none of it really worked.  I was on an expensive alternative medicine journey for 15 years.  I tried dozens of things and some made me worse.  

All of the symptoms on the fibromyalgia list and more were a part of my daily life. Finally I was diagnosed with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after limping around for 7 years.  What I now know from much reading is that I definitely had Fibromyalgia too as I was in pain everywhere, even the outside of my ears.  I was unable to take pain killers due to the side effects mostly to my non-functioning digestive system.  In a way that was a good thing as I did not load my system up with more toxins. 

I got to a point where I was only able to eat 12 foods, nothing raw and never knew which ones would be OK from one day till the next.  They told me I was allergic to almost everything.

Diana at a clinic Summer 1996

Eating an balanced alkaline/acid diet with whole foods, no additives or chemicals, no sugar or caffeine for years did make a substantial difference but did not take me all the way back to total health and vitality. It did take me from 25% to 40% (45% on a good day) functioning. The best part was that I was able to eat 12 foods that worked most of the time after being in the clinic.

Dancing in Life in 2008

 

What took me the rest of the way back to full health was a specialized Custom Health Testing that included investigating Chinese herbal tonics.  After one year of regular consumption and testing I was fully back in life again!

It is totally possible to have full health back.

I have been well for 11 years and still count my blessings.  To not be housebound, to be able to drive a car without painful arms, to go for long 3 hour walks, to dance and do my own gardening without pain is truly something to be thankful for.  I began to be able to eat a whole variety of foods so I guess I was not allergic after all.   It was wonderful to be able to work again. 

The day I phoned the Disability office to tell them I did not qualify for the benefits any more was amazing; even the social worker was surprised. He said I made his year!  I had been living on Disability for 10 years. 

 

Never give up; it is possible. 

There is something out there that will do it and that is why we must never give up.  

My motto during those last 10 difficult years was:

Give In but don’t Give Up 

Here is a poem I wrote during that time: 

Cloudy Day – 30 August, 1996 

It is a cloudy day.
A comforting blanket
of soft greys covers us. 

Every now and again
the sun peeps out brightly
blinding us for seconds
and casts bits of rainbows
around me and my room
from the window crystals. 

There was a time when
only the sun could bring
the delights of this earth
to me. 

But nought does it matter
on this fair day of clouds.
For today is lovely to me. 

And how was my body feeling that day? It was in pain and I did not have the energy to walk out side or cut up vegetables. But still by giving in to what was happening I found I could enjoy the moment.

I did finally get totally better and was able to do the things I once enjoyed before being ill.

I went on my dream journey to India and hiked up Arunachula mountain.

India on the mountain of Arunachala Feb 2002

I live a full life now doing my own gardening, cleaning my house, walking up 100 stairs regularly. I am a fully functioning woman after 15 years of being disabled and am grateful to have my life back. I am dancing in life!  

To be able to easily travel all over the world proves to me  (and to you) that I really am totally well and I do not even get the types of ill health that I see others do around me.  

So, to brag a little here are a few pictures of me travelling around the world in recent years.

Diana at party in Hong Kong 2007

 

Diana on the Great Wall of China 2007

 

Diana in Tibet 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana on Long Beach California 2011

More about my story and the principles I used to help myself and others:

Click here:   Diana Reveals Some More of Her Difficult Health Story:

To help others I have created a number of Weekend Web Trainings to share my experience and knowledge I have gained from all this.
They teach you to Detox, to Alkalize and To Food Combine.

About Diana Herrington

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

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