Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I can run my ballet classes again!
Rosemary Robenn, - July 6th, 2011
As you may have noticed, I have just ordered my third lot of Colostrum MAX capsules. I started taking them on 24 April. If you are pushed for time this is the short version:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel like I have been given back my life.
This is the sit down with a cup of coffee to read version:
I am an almost 60 year old grandmother, who is a ballet teacher and rides a motorcycle. Ballet has always been my passion and I am employed fulltime as senior teacher at a school for adults in Melbourne. I teach an average of 10 classes per week as well as doing administrative and project work.
Around 9 years ago I was “diagnosed” (and I use the term loosely!) as having some sort of vague auto-immune/connective tissue disorder. I had unexplained muscles aches and pains and a sort of chronic fatigue. I did the rounds of innumerable specialists none of whom could put their finger on what was wrong. At first they thought I had lupus, but although I had elevated ANA levels, they weren’t high enough to give a definite diagnosis. I spent the greater part of my day when not working, sleeping, but I didn’t fit the chronic fatigue category either apparently. I was put on various drugs, including plaquenil and anti-inflammatories, all of which were supposed to have me feeling fabulous in no time; none of them did a thing.
The last straw was when one specialist told me I should take just take up tai chi. After that I decided to go it alone and basically put up with it and manage somehow. (I am a fairly stubborn person by nature!)
The symptoms have ebbed and flowed (mostly flowed!) over the past few years. A couple of years ago I had a full body scan and found I had osteo arthritis in virtually every joint in my body, so another hurdle to overcome. I have particularly had problems with my feet, which is a problem, as they are fairly important when it comes to dancing! The unexplained pain in my muscles increased over the past year or so. The more I worked them, instead of the normal feeling of being tired, but exercised, they felt like they shrunk. At the end of a class I felt less flexible than when I started, instead of the other way round, which is normal. I got to the stage where there were many movements I could not execute properly and by the end of the week my body was just shattered. My boss was beginning to talk about reducing my teaching load in order to try and preserve my body somewhat.
I stumbled across Colostrum MAX quite by accident. I think it was via an Email Cash email (most of which I never read!). I had never heard of bovine colostrum and I have to say I am usually quite sceptical about these things, especially given my past experience. However I figured I had not much to lose, so chose the cheapest item (Alpha Lipid colostrum capsules) and thought I’d give it a chance. I was prepared to try it for about three months and see how it went.
So I was quite astounded when after only a couple of days, the pain that had enveloped me like a shroud for so many years literally disappeared. I started taking the capsules on a Friday evening, and the first day I taught after that was a Tuesday. I have three classes in a row and was usually pretty whacked (as well as crippled) by the end. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I think I could have taught a fourth class happily.
Since then I have continued to improve.
My boss and my colleagues are amazed at the difference in me. I have even returned to doing a class for myself; something I thought I had lost for good. I still have pain in my feet from the arthritis, but even that is much more manageable and there is much less restriction of movement in my foot.
I am no longer shattered at the end of a week. After my last Friday class I used to be barely able to move and used to have to sit for about an hour before I had the strength to get on my motorcycle and ride home. Now I am virtually ready to leap on my bike and feel I could happily do a few laps of Yarra Boulevard on the way!
All I can say is thank you. It seems so inadequate, because I feel that I have been given back something precious which I was sure had gone for good. Ballet has been part of my life for over 50 years, so not to be able to do it felt like losing a huge chunk of my soul.
Once again, thank you.