My PowerStrips Story, part 2
I admit I was ready to try almost anything.
When my brother and sister recently told me they had something I just had to try,
I was willing. Dubious. Sceptical and antagonistic, even!
But desperate, and hopeful.
"It’s called PowerStrips," my brother said, "and it’s a pain reliever that's completely natural and super good for you, and listed as a Class 1 Medical Device by the FDA." (Which made me even more wary, frankly: read about that here
.) He tried to go on, but I didn't want to hear all the marvels of this new "miracle product."
It actually took me a while to come around.
But when I heard about the remarkable results they were getting, and not just in pain relief, I became eager to try them. They sent me sample, so I gave it a shot it didn't cost me anything and I had nothing to lose. I wasn't prepared for how well it worked, or how fast!
Like A Gift From Heaven
Well, the first night I put one on, was the first night in months I slept through the night without medicating!
But you know, it's too soon to tell, I thought. I might have just been having a good night (even though I'd been travelling, and with all my heavy luggage… but yeah, maybe it could happen .
Night after night, I slept with ease. And I knew it wasn't just a coincidence.
I also noticed that my knees, which had been flaring with pain off and on for two and a half years, weren't hurting on the stairs anymore.
Then there's the arthritis. The picture you see here is of my left thumb. (Sorry about the picture quality turns out it's tricky to take a good picture of your own thumb! Especially with a less-than-great camera. .
I’ve been getting arthritis in it for several years, until I could almost not bend it at all. For over a year, I haven't been able to pull a sliver or tug a knot tight in my sewing thread.
But the morning after using my very first PowerStrip, I found I could move it a teensy bit more.
(The Strip was on my low back, too, not anywhere near my thumb!)
Hmmm..., I thought, I should probably take pictures to compare, see if there really is an improvement.
I laugh about it now, because the improvement was so dramatic I couldn't have missed it. Every day, I could bend it more. Within a few days I had almost full mobility in my thumb again.
And now there's barely any difference at all. I can still feel it sometimes if I push it too hard or fast, but what a pleasure it is to be able to tighten down a knot in sewing thread again! And this really eased my sliver problems!
Anyway, the more I used the PowerStrips, the better I felt.
I had more energy, slept better, and could walk farther.
So, as you can imagine, I was pretty much sold on them from my first patch!
The more subtle effects took a week or so to start to notice, possibly because I wasn't using a new patch every day. But that was really just icing on the cake at this point!
The "After" Picture
I knew it was really changing my life the day I needed to get winter tires. No, the PowerStrips didn't make it snow or anything.
It was November, that's all. But here's the amazing thing...
Normally, as I said, I couldn't walk more than a few hundred yards and then
I'd need to rest and use an ice pack. I couldn't carry anything either, without upsetting the fragile stability of my body.
But that day in November, only a couple weeks after starting PowerStrips, I did something that literally felt like a miracle to me.
from the tire store to the mall. Then I walked around the mall Christmas shopping, for a couple of hours
. Then I walked back
to the tire place, with several bags in each hand
And instead of being wrecked for a month, which this normally would’ve done, I went on with my "town day," running around for hours.
THEN I came home, and instead of collapsing in bed with painkillers and/or an icepack and wasting 2 days recovering enough to get on with my life... you’ll never guess. I did housework!!! I did laundry and dishes and vacuumed the floor. I unloaded the car and put away the groceries and things (normally something my spouse has to do after I've been in town).
And then I took the dog for a half-kilometer walk!
I know it's really hard to imagine what a huge transformation this was for me. For most people, that's nothing. But for me, any one
of those activities all by itself! would be enough to take me down for a day, at the very least.
To do SEVEN almost-impossible things like this in one day, still be fit and going, and the next morning be well enough and energetic enough to get up and bake for 5 hours (Christmas, remember?)... I swear, it was as if angels had come and blessed me with wings!
So... was that a fluke? Apparently not, because it's repeated in one form or another every time I have a "town day."
Now you know why I say that FGXpress PowerStrips are changing lives. I know it for a fact, because it's completely changed mine.
PowerStrips have may not have literally given me back my life, but they've given me back my aliveness.
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