I was working on a different piece when something happened that I was expecting but the response to brought tears to my eyes. Let me explain. Most of you know that in 2007 I was in a car accident where I was thrown from the vehicle. I don’t remember anything from that accident but I am guessing the initial impact with the dirt/cement mound must have been pretty bad as I was wearing my seatbelt and was still thrown. They guess it came loose a little and I slipped right out. I woke up in an MRI machine in a panic, they put me right to sleep and later I found out that I had lacerations on my liver (from the seatbelt), traumatic brain injury and had broken my spine in three different places. I died three times that night. Where my spine was broken I should not be here today let alone walking and talking, but I still suffer from issues that are quite debilitating some days.
I have also fought the all powerful breast cancer in my younger years, I was not in contact with my family much when I went through this as well, we were not seeing eye to eye on things. I took the holistic approach then; holistic healing is amazing, gone in remission for years…until now. I am winning that battle again and I am really not concerned that I will not again. Recently I thought that my issues from my accident were getting worse as I was never treated properly. Memory getting really bad, not knowing where I was when I stood in my own home, hands and spine locking up, my limbs going numb, but painfully so, muscles aching to no end. I just powered through until I was MADE to go in and get a CAT scan and MRI. Yes my dear ones, I AM a stubborn little thing. The results came back that it appeared that I had Multiple Sclerosis. After further testing…confirmed I have Relapsing-Remitting MS. They will determine if it is Progressive-Relapsing MS at a later date.
I liked it better when I just thought my spine and brain was getting worse.
This was back in February. I have been doing my research and there are great holistic approaches to MS, some have put it into remission permanently and even reversed damage. That is why I have been so absentee as of late. I am slowly coming back, with a vengeance and full of great things I have learned about our country’s history so prepare for an education.
Of course insurance doesn’t cover my holistic approach, even from doctors, especially Medicare and their advantage plans. I try to work as much as I can, but finding jobs that I can do that are with companies who understand if I can’t make it one day and that have as few hours that I can work.
I was hesitant to even do an auction, but someone told me that I haven’t asked for anything and I am not asking for donations, I am giving something for something.
I want to make this very clear though. If you have to choose between my auction and helping with restitution HELP WITH RESTITUTION. PLEASE.
That is first and foremost, that is why Patriot Angel started, now I keep going for different reasons as well.
I hope to be able to keep educating and reporting…perhaps a internet radio show and some traveling Lord willing. For now, I will write about what I know, what I learn and who I know and meet.
Thank you for your support of all the patriotic prisoners. Thank you for your support of me, I am so truly humbled. Most of all thank you for believing in what our founding fathers started, now we must restore, preserve and finish it…whatever it takes…whatever.
Melina aka Little Boots