I felt like the roadrunner this morning. Up at 5:30 feeling totally awake after another great night’s sleep.

Showered and got ready. Then made the bed and emptied the dishwasher all by 7:15. Next, I drove my 15 yr. old to school. After dropping her off I headed to Super Walmart to get a few things. I went through self-checkout, bagged my items, and loaded my own items into the car. This was all fine by 9:15 am. To
some people this may not seem like much, but for me this is blessing.

Because of my spinal cord injury and Chiari Malformation just getting in and out of the can be a challenge. I drive with hand controls and must use a walker to get around. So, this means getting out of the driver’s seat opening the backdoor and getting my walker out by myself. Then I must walk into the location, fold
my walker, lift, and place it into the shopping cart all before I can start shopping.

I am so thankful for all the blessing God gives me. Yes, there are still moments where my aches and discomfort soars and I struggle. Yet, I know that I must keep moving forward putting my faith and hope in Him. He brings us the answers in His time. For me finding Le Vel/Thrive. I have been using their products for almost a month and the products have helped me  improve my overallwell-being . I have more energy without coffee or having to take afternoon naps. I am again sleeping through the night-this is huge for me. I
use to wake up three to four times a night and struggled to go back to sleep. 

If anyone is interserted in making a postive change or has any questions about Thrive please leave me a comment/message and I will gladly respond.

Thank you everyone who follows my blog. i am thankful for all of you!

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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