When I was first diagnosed with lupus I had just started my Master’s program in Psychology, at Carleton University, in Ottawa Ontario.
Due to acute fatigue I dropped all but two of my courses just to force myself out of bed. In addition to extremely low energy, I tested positive for ANA in my blood work up. I also had horribly painful joints, aching muscles, a constant low-grade fever, an irritating skin rash and deep depression.
Each and every day it felt like a marathon just to get out of bed, take a shower and get dressed.
On my very first visit to the Rheumatologist’s office I was told: ‘Come back when you’re worse and I’ll put you on steroids’.
That statement sent shock waves up my spine, and I decided on the spot I had to heal – despite being told lupus was incurable. I also promised myself I would never, ever go back to the so called specialist’s office. Instead, I obsessively searched for a natural cure for lupus. For some strange reason, I was convinced that somehow there must be a way to completely eradicate lupus, despite not knowing anyone else who had.
Although I have a Bachelor Degree in both Psychology and Human Kinetics, it never taught me about the mind-body connection (I was forced to learn through my illness) that ultimately led to my complete recovery, not just a lengthy lupus remission. I spent months and months investigating what potentially caused lupus. I figured if I could ‘crack the code’ as to why my body succumbed to lupus in the first place, then I may find my way to a potential solution.
One day I finally cracked the code, and… I got my healing. Although I got my cure for lupus, it occurred to me that given the medical status that lupus is ‘incurable’ I would have a hard time being believed by others. My own parents wouldn’t even believe me, until they took me to the Mayo Clinic and heard from the medical ‘specialists’ I was lupus-free.
There are no words to tell you how grateful I am to have found an answer. I also made a commitment to share everything I did, which interestingly led me to other testimonies of conquering autoimmune disease and MANY other modalities for healing.
I have also systematically surveyed hundreds and hundreds of lupus sufferer’s most burning questions, which I include answers to in the book.