Brent is 79 years old. He was a successful attorney. He seemingly had it all. Except his health. He came to me as a neuropathy patient. His feet and legs were so numb and painful that he could barely walk. He had to use a walker. He couldn’t go to church (which was very important to him). He was honery with his family and avoided family function. He had lost his drive and it was his own personal hell.
In his own words: “I was preparing for death.”
He had been to a lot of doctors. They all gave him the same song and dance. An apathetic look and the dreaded words: “It’s just part of getting older. You have to learn to live with this. Here is your medication……..”
“I was preparing my family for my death. My kids had purchased a 4 wheeler (his word for a walker) for me. I resented them for it and I refused to use it. But within 2 weeks, I couldn’t live without it. I depended on that walker to get around.”
Fast forward 6 months to today:
“but now I have found life. Now I will be here for my grandkids missions and great grandkids.
When I started, my attitude was that I am dying. Now my attitude is get out of my way.”
I’ve been doing this about 11 years now. Stories like this never get old.