Health isn't something I have really touched on in my blog but it's something that challenges me daily. A few years ago, when I was still working in theatre, I started getting pains in my wrists. It hinded my lifting ability (which was a large part of my job) and my wrists would give-way whenever I tried. I went to the doctors, but it never got anywhere and eventually it went away on it's own. I had the occasional niggle for the next few years but it wasn't too bad until about a year and a half ago. I was working a very busy christmas season when it came back with a vengeance. Suddenly it wasn't just in my wrists but my knee's, hips, even my ankles! Working was agony and even though I shouldn't have, I worked on anyway. The joy's of of being self employed mean's sick day's don't exist.
I moved back to my parents a few months later and was forced to take a break from my then career. It was at this point I first started to reevaluate what I was doing with my life. I loved being a lighting technician, but I'd realised that if my body continued to deteriorate the way it was, I couldn't keep doing it forever. So I sat back and decided to think of what else I could do. The other love of my life was reading, so I began to think about getting into publishing, although at the time it seemed like a dream. Luckily I managed to get a job at a local publishers, where I work today!
However my joints have not improved, in fact they have got much worse, especially recently in my knees. The pain used to flare up and go within a week, now is staying around, just in varous degrees of pain. It effects the way I walk, the way I sit, how I sleep. Over the last year I have had multiple tests and visits to the hospital, but they have all come back inconclusive, I am feeling at a bit of a loss with it all.
So when the guy's at GOPO offered to help, there was no way I wasn't going to give it a try. I did my research first of course and it's all natural with no side effects so that elevated any worries I had. It is made of natural rose hip which is proven to help joint problems. This is explained more in this video with Doctor Chris Steel:
I am at the very start of this trial, so I am hopeful but naturally sceptical. I have been given a 3 month trial which seems very fair, so I should be able to see if it really does make a difference. I will keep you updated with how I get on!