Up

Healthy and Happy

I am a firm believer that when you are down, the only way for you to go is up.  When you fall, you have to get up.  Up.  Up. Up.

I knew that the only worse I could get was dead when I was at my absolute lowest 2 years ago.  Crawling into bed and staying there right after getting home from work.  Staying in bed on the weekends.  Yes, I lived in bed because I had no energy for anything else and the pain of standing was unbearable.

Deep down I knew that the absolute worst would be dead.  That meant if I was still on top of the Earth the only way was up.

I was never meant to stay down.  That was something I learned from uncles that picked on me, but still told me I could be anything I wanted to be.   I can and do get knocked down all the time by different things, but I pick myself up and keep going.  I’m a fighter.  That’s part of who I am.

Once Western medicine couldn’t give me the answers I was looking for, I tossed convention aside and slowly started climbing my way back up with alternative medicine and good old-fashioned healthy diet.  Meaning no refined or processed foods.  I kept steadily climbing as I discovered gluten to be the culprit and banished it forever.

I am up.  I know it’s a long fall down.  If happen to fall, I’ll dust myself off and start climbing again.

Just before hypothyroidism hit hard