I spent 4 years sitting in a lazy boy chair up to 75% of each day after having debilitating monthly seizures. Despite trying different seizure medications and visits with at least 4 different neurologists, my seizures continued to increase in intensity, eventually leading to multiple Grand Mal seizures, the most dangerous type.
At first, my family would send me to the hospital each time, but eventually it became clear that hospitalization did nothing to help me. They would find me, carry me to bed, and then watch over me for 1 – 2 days while I would be incoherent and babbling. After several days I would be able to sit in the recliner, until I eventually could get up and cook dinner, or other household tasks.
In February of 2010 I had the most severe Grand Mal seizures in my life, which left me with no Short Term Memory and a badly damaged Long Term Memory. Within 2 weeks of these episodes a good friend called me and told me that she had been praying for me and that she believed I should try the nutritional shakes. I thought I had already tried these shakes 4 months prior to this, but in reality I had just taken a few shakes each week, whenever I felt like it, certainly never two shakes per day. I actually told my friend that I thought I was going to die from these seizures, possibly soon, and there was no use in trying anything. But she persisted and I decided to really try to take at least two shakes a day, every single day. I had to keep the three cans on the kitchen table right in front of my spot so I could remember. It took 5 weeks for me to notice any improvement, and amazingly I could begin to crochet again. During those four bad years I couldn’t keep a thought in my head for a minute, like what is the next stitch! So re-trying crocheting was an accomplishment. One year post last seizure my college-aged daughter showed me how to thread my sewing machine, something I tried many times with tears rolling down my face. Now, over one year later I have returned to being an avid sewer, as I was for many years. So my memory continues to improve and heal! I even taught a high-school level social studies class weekly this whole school year!
I had only one more mild seizure, one month after starting my nutritional shakes, and since then I continue to take seizure medicine, but the dose has been decreased 4 times. I was eligible to drive again in September of 2010, and I just celebrated my second anniversary of no seizures for 2 years since March 17, 2010. For me St. Patrick’s Day has a very happy meaning! It was my last seizure! I NEVER miss my 2 Shakes a Day! Now I am ready to help other people recover whatever health is possible through nutrition!