Hi I’m Sophia,
I live on the sunny Gold Coast where I shared my home with my beautiful son, and wonderful mother. We were blessed to have such an inspirational mother and caring grandmother in our lives. Yet life was to deal our family a cruel blow, when mum was diagnosed with not one but three diseases that were to ravage her body and soul. I became her carer for 12 months until she passed and this is my story.
Life as a single mother at times can be very challenging, can you imagine when you also become a full time carer to your terminally ill mother? OMG my life became a 24/7 living nightmare. I lived on about four hours broken sleep per night, I didn’t eat right, and basically ran off my body’s nervous energy. My primary concern was that mum was happy, comfortable, and pain free. It was totally heart breaking watching her health deteriorate before my very eyes and stripping her of her independence. I helped with most day to day duties such as showering, dressing and eventually walking. Then there were the hospital visits, aged care bureaucracy (long story) and of course my own daily issues to deal with, and each night I layed in bed exhausted physically and mentally.
Looking back now, at least I can smile knowing that all my efforts made it possible for mum to keep her self-esteem intact until she passed. My biggest hurdle then was that I now had lost mine. My best friend, who had such a positive impact in my life was gone, and it felt like my life had also ended. It’s said that ‘grieving reveals you” and it sure did the only problem was, I didn’t know who I was?
Although grateful for my supportive network of friends, nothing, not even the love of my son could shake the despair I felt from losing my treasured mother. In my mind I felt guilty for not being a supportive mother to my son, but how could I be? Grief stricken I just couldn’t stop crying. I knew that he needed me yet I had nothing left to give him. Id exhausted all my energy reserves caring for mum and now was trying to function on empty.
Weeks pasted, and where a blur, until the day that I was scrolling on Facebook and a post caught my eye that was to change my life. It was from an old friend’s wife explaining how a wholefood nutritional capsule had helped heal her psoriasis. Having recently suffered from a psoriasis break out myself I was drawn to read more about her post .I could also hear mums voice in my head saying, “you must look after your health and look after your son” she was right, as usual. If I didn’t do something about my failing health, I too could become ill, and who would raise my young son?
With this in mind I found the products contact and send off and email. Promptly Fiona replied and suggested that I watch a few video links that she sent me about the wholefood magic beans (that’s what I call them) and the complete nutritional drink program. After I finished watching the videos, I excitedly rang and invited Fiona to my home the next day, forgetting that like myself, it also was a complete mess.
I really don’t know what it was, I guess that something just resonated in my mind that using this product was going to make a positive change in my life, and it has. Today a healthier self can honestly say that for the first time since my mother’s death hope had also returned to my life.
Three and a half months down the track my body continues to benefit from using the natural wholefood capsules and complete nutrition drink. I am feeling so good in such a short period of time that I decided to start my son on program, as it’s always been such a struggle getting him to eat his fruit and vegetables. Daily his growing body now gets over 17 fruit and vegetables, and all it takes is one delicious smoothie each morning. He calls it “Mamma’s special healthy drink” and he loves it, if only he knew!
The first changes that I noticed with Ajay were that my little pale vampire had developed a healthier glow, he’s even got rosy cheeks now. His teachers are also happy to report to me that his concentration levels at school have improved. Overall he has become a happier, calmer child who now sleeps soundly all night. I’m now a ‘super mum’ and we both love it.
My advice to any woman that is going through a similar experience.
I admire your strength, as my mother’s illness and death were truly a sad and frightening time in my life. However, I have learned the hard way that if you are a carer for a loved one, it is so important to look after you, as best as you can. Put yourself first, nourish your body, exercise, and learn how to de-stress your mind so you have the strength for those that need you the most.
I’II leave you with this quote from my friend Annette at Keep Life Simple blog “when you feel good everyone else in your life is receiving the best of you.”
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Special thanks too
Fiona, you have been my Angel, as you introduced me to magical products that not only restored my health & well-being but brought hope back into my life.
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