“After a year of coming to RD, I know that I have more control over my health than I ever have, and I feel better…”
Early last year, working in the barn and doing certain chores, I was thinking to myself, “Who the hell's gonna do this, because it's really getting tough on me.” I'd hurt for days after and it was really hard to get the job done all the time. There was a point where I was thinking I was going to have to give this up. I didn't want to. What am I going to do with my spare time if I can't do the fun things I like to do.
I lost my little brother last October and that really threw me off because I didn't think I was going to lose my little brother. I really started to worry about my health. I started to think, “this could be you too.”
The turning point from there was talking to Sammy and Joe and asking them about RD, and I saw you guys online because she would share. So I started asking her, “Is this something you think I can do?” and she said, “Yeah, of course you can do it!” I didn't think I could, and then getting the gift certificate from them for Christmas got me in here.
I don't really worry about it at all anymore, as much as I did anyhow. I don't worry about getting weaker as much as I used to. I know I don't have to get any weaker than I was. I wasn't really that weak, but I knew progressively it was getting worse. After a year of coming to RD, I know that I have more control over my health than I ever have, and I feel better, and even as I'm getting older I don't have to worry so much about my health failing or not being self-sufficient.
–Samantha G of Monroe, NY