It wasn’t my lifelong dream to open a spa… There were greater forces at work
In July 2016, I was diagnosed with HIV. I was infected by ex-partner. He told me about six months into our relationship that he was HIV+, and he was on-and-off his meds which lessens their impact against the virus.
I was very sick from July 2016 until June 2017. I constantly felt fatigued. I had three back-to-back major sinus infections that caused my body to be in inflammation for 3-4 weeks each infection. My eyelids were swollen. My lymph nodes, which are our immune system’s alarm for bacterial or viral infection, in my neck were swollen and impacting my ears. I couldn’t eat anything but soup and light foods like bananas and rice. I had childhood asthma that reset during this period, and I had trouble breathing — particularly at night when I would choke on my breath. I was in a lot of pain, and I was scared.
I didn’t know this at the time, but excessive swelling of the lymph nodes most times signals cancer. In April 2017, I was diagnosed with early stage anal cancer that developed from HPV my ex-boyfriend also spread to me. The treatment involved inserting an acid roller inside of me to burn the irregular cells along with the lining inside my cavity. My colorectal specialist did this treatment twice. For 2-3 days after I had watery and bloody bowel movements that left me feeling like my body was nearing death mode due to excreting my good gut bacteria along with blood and waste.
Drugs were not helping me. Treatments were further destroying my fragile immune system. I knew I had to fight back. I wasn’t ready to die. I had a life to live, accomplishments to achieve and a message of healing and prevention o share; I would later realize.
The reasons we need to detox our bodies is to feel better, lose weight, stay healthy, improve skin health and breathe better. We can do this by staying hydrated, drinking lemon water, eating foods with fiber, exercise and other key activities.
Detoxing is an art and a process. Join me in this movement to help you, your family and friends find their way to back to health.