Paul was 32 years old when he got sick. We were married only one and a half months. I took Paul to the hospital thinking he had pneumonia or bronchitis because of his bad cough. When we got to the hospital, the doctor wanted to keep him over night to observe him. The next day I went to see him and he told me he was tired. I told him to close his eyes and get some rest. In matter of minutes, a team of doctor and nurses were closing the curtains on me, cutting his clothes, and intubating him. I saw pieces of clothes on the floor and tubes going inside his room. I did not know what to think. No one was speaking to me. I started to cry hysterically.
Paul had carbon monoxide poisoning and his heart was enlarged. The doctors told me that his longs and body barely had oxygen and that his heart was working below 20%. Frankly they did not know how he was still alive. His weight (he was a little over 500 lbs) did not help the situation. Paul was in a coma for two and a half weeks. During the time he was in the hospital, I would not leave his side and prayed like never before. I am a believer that GOD works miracles and I prayed for him to work one for us. With his blessing, Paul is still by my side and it is going on 9 years since that incident.
After Paul came out of his coma, he had to learn how to walk again and had was struggling to get back to “normal”. He was then diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. The cardiologist recommended gastro bypass surgery due to weight not letting his heart get better. The cardiologist also said that Paul’s heart will not get to 100% let alone 60%. The max that it will function is 50% with the surgery done. He had the surgery done and lost over 100 lbs. He was another task for us to tackle. He had to learn how to eat certain foods again and watch what he would eat as not to affect him. We began slowly to change our eating habits together as to make it a team effort and support one another. It was not an easy task.
After the three year mark of losing all the weight he was going to lose, Paul began to gain some weight back. Now it was not due to his eating problem, but it was due to his lack of eating. He would not feel hungry and sometimes he would eat just once a day. Per the doctor, Paul was not allowed to exercise because any little extraneous activity to his heart was not good. I was also gaining back some of the weight I had previously lost, but I was exercising; just not eating properly.
I began worrying and getting afraid for both our healths again. We looked into Herbalife and tried it out together. We loved the results we got in the first 3 days. Most of all, he loved the way he felt and how it tasted. Finally, something that was nutritious, tasty, and something he would stick to. I also convinced him to begin taking the Heart Support that Herbalife offers. At first hew as hesitant, but he fave in and gave it a try. **He is feeling so much better now. Niteworks, helps to boost oxygen and blood flow through his heart, brain, and organs. Because he began feeling better and began having more faith in GOD and in himself, he asked me if we could sign up to the gym. I was a bit afraid, but we went for it. I watched him all the time like a hawk to make sure he was okay. Ha, ha, ha. But each day that went by he got stronger, and he lasted longer on the treadmill. He then began to use other machines.
I am proud to say that Paul has * lost over 70 lbs so far with Herbalife, and continues to take all his nutrition, go to the gym (on his own now, lol), and working on his health. He sleeps better at night and has more stamina. His cardiologist is amazed on how wonderfully Paul is doing now.
Herbalife has made our health journey so much easier over all. It is easy to stick to. We do not get bored of all the nutritional shake flavors, it is easy to go to, especially when you do not know what to eat, and makes our eating habits much simpler too. I could not be any more prouder of him and we could not be more in love with our products.
Now not only are we continuing to work on ourselves, but we are also on a mission to share our story and help others who need and are looking for help. Contact us today!
*Disclaimer: People who take Herbalife Formula 1 twice a day as part of an active healthy lifestyle will generally lose half a pound to one pound a week.
** Disclaimer: Herbalife does not treat or cure any illness or chronic health problems.