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I’ll be completely honest, I was dragging my feet all the way to that appointment. I was terrified to have someone dig further into the situation and tell me that the problem was all my fault, but now in retrospect I wish we had gone to see someone earlier. I was indeed the reason that our struggle had by that point been going on for over 2 years, but the doctor had assured us she would exhaust all option in making our dream of a family come true. After previous failed attempts that included medical assistance, in March of 2015 we learned that we were pregnant and suddenly the tears flowed again but finally for the best reason ever. Everything was worth it! The rollercoaster we endured made me treasure every moment of the pregnancy and I believe it is the reason my outlook stayed so cheery throughout. As I continued to work days that sometimes were sixteen hours long all the way up until two days before I gave birth, I did it happily without complaints as I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. Thankfully, pregnancy caused the pain from my Fibromyalgia to temporarily take a backseat and so I enjoyed nine blissful months pain free for the first time in years!
In November of 2015 I gave birth to our little guy, a little earlier than expected, and our world was forever changed for the better. Over a year later, I can’t imagine my life without him. He’s the reason we do everything we do each day and the source of so many of our positive choices. During pregnancy we started to migrate over to organic food and tested out more clean eating recipes. That has only continued to increase since G’s arrival and we’ve found ourselves feeling better and better each day. I worked hard during the twelve weeks I was on leave from work to lose the pregnancy weight as my Fibro pains were beginning to return and it was necessary to reduce the strain on my body as much as possible. I was able to return to work at my pre-pregnancy size due to our healthy lifestyle and the assistance of several of the products we represent with It Works! Global. Even though my Fibro has reared its ugly head again, I’m finding ways to continue battling it that don’t include prescriptions and intend to keep it that way. In my eyes, every sacrifice we’ve made to change our lives for G and that I continue to make each day for me to manage my Fibro will always be worth it. Being healthy is what it takes in our world and we intend to raise G knowing just how important that type of lifestyle is in creating year after year of memories to come.