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Uggs Less Often 

Since I last posted about my health issues, I’ve been tested for TONS of stuff (and the testing continues!), but progress has been steady.

Just during the last three weeks:

  • I began driving myself to appointments and meetings…HUGE! It’s feels so liberating!
  • Getting ready for the day takes less than half the time it took two months ago, and Sterling hasn’t needed to help me dress…yay!
  • My “normal” shoes are occasionally making their way off the shelves and onto my feet. This may not seem like a big deal to most, but I’ve been wearing Uggs nearly every day since November, and I swore I would never own a pair (I have two)! I guess that’s why you never say never.
  • Although my body wants a nap every day, if it doesn’t happen, I don’t completely fall apart…good news!
  • I have a little more energy every day, and my mobility is increasing too. One word—HAPPY!

You may be asking the same question everyone else has asked me. What’s made the difference? I wish I knew the answer. I’ve tried lots of things, and I’ll continue doing as many of them as possible, as long as I continue to feel better.

Even with all the progress, I’m still not in a position to travel via plane, so I won’t be going to OnStage Live or any Locals—disappointing, but a reality I’ve accepted with gratitude, considering all the good in my life.

And one of the things I’m most grateful for is that Sterling has been by my side…literally! He is my knight in shining armor and has saved me again and again, serving me and loving me like no one else could!


P.S. I appreciate the two pages of suggestions I wrote down from all your comments…from treatments to supplements to what kinds of foods to eat. I’ve implemented a lot of them. Thanks for caring!


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Reader Comments (15)

April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKim Fifita
I´m so happy to hear about you feeling better!!!!!
xoxo Martina from Austria
April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMartina Duchkowitsch
Such a beautiful woman you are inside and out.....even in the most darkest of times, you have the most wonderful and positive attitude. You are to be admired for the most gracious response about your limits and stand by them. What you continue to give us is inspiration! Gathering with family, nothing like it, the fibers that have woven each of you together each of you unique.
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Jones
Hey Shelli
Oh I do hope and pray you are soon on top of things again soon. I know how sad you must be not to be able to attend on stage
Sending you love, hugs and prayers for a complete recovery
Jenny Greig
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Greig
So happy to hear you are doing much better. I just drove for the first time in over a year a couple of days ago--it is liberating. Thumbs up to both of us!!!
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSara Nell
Very happy to hear of your progress! I am only 48 yrs, but have severe degenerative arthritis. I find that by having a green smoothie (made from spinach, pineapple, mango and chia seeds--all organic) helps a lot with the pain.
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatti
Praying for you Shelli. Hang in there....been there. It's frustrating I know. Hope your well enough to be at OnStage in November in Salt Lake. Miss you.❤❤❤ Sending our Love, Linda and Gary.
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Jensen
Sooo happy to see that bright smile to to hear that you are feeling and doing better! I pray that your progress continues in the right direction!
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davison
We are all praying for your health and a daily energy to help you. Sending love, to you & your Stellar Sterling - you have given so much and deserve all of our caring and wishes for healing!!!
April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoni P
Great to hear you are making progress Shelli and that you are taking precious time for self-care. I hope thins continue to improve for you xxx
April 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaire Daly
Keeping you in my prayers.
April 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWendie
Yay you!!! Having been fighting disabling chronic pain myself for the last 10 years, and just been recently diagnosed with both inflammatory arthritis, and degenerative disc disease, I can relate. I understand now about appreciating those little things that we used to do so easily before, but took for granted. What may seem insignificant to others, like being able to wear your regular shoes, or being able to drive yourself somewhere, are big wins for us! I hope those wins only continue for you Shelli, and that your healthcare providers find ways to make those wins become more of the norm, rather than the exception for you!
April 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlanna
Shelli, glad to hear you are feeling some better. Prayers for your continued improvement.
While I know it must have been hard not to attend any On Stage events, know that Sara made you proud!
April 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDianne Keough
Dear Shelly,
I'm glad to read this post!I'm happy to know that your getting bettet! We've missed you in Amsterdam but Sara (and Sean!) did a Great Job!
All the best, God bless you!
April 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeate
I know why you're feeling better - the same reason we all feel good: It's new catalogue time. That revives every drooping spirit.

Best wishes.
April 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentereileen McAuliffe

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