It was 2008 and I was crying in a bathroom stall at work again. My boss was calling me on the walkie-talkie, angry that I wasn’t helping them fix a critical machine breakdown in the manufacturing plant. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I was stuck on the toilet with Diarrhea… again; he was tired of hearing it.
My job was in jeopardy because of my digestive problems.
The next morning I called Steve… it was one of my lowest moments. He picked me up off the floor and dusted me off. We were going to beat this thing. We were going to Google until we found a way.
I believed him… for some reason I knew he was right. Eventually, a stool test confirmed I had a parasite causing my cyclical diarrhea (another breakthrough in my health). Without Steve there to support me, I probably would have given up.
And what I know after helping thousands of people since:
The people that fail are the ones who give up…
There have been so many times I’ve wanted to give up and just BE SICK… but in some way, shape, or form, my community always saved me. I’m humbled more and more with this simple truth:
I wouldn’t be healthy, and for that matter I might not be alive today, if it wasn’t for the community that got me through it all.
Now we’re here together as part of this amazing Digestive Health community… going through this crazy healing journey with others who know what it’s like.
Today, no matter what you’re going through, no matter how much you want to give up, this post will support you in a way that you’ve never been supported… the same way Steve supported me through these same moments over the years.