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CARMEN FRISLIE

 

Carmen's Life Journey with
Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

By
Carmen Frislie

 

You know those moments in life when you know things will just never be the same? Like when you get married, the birth of your child, graduation, the death of a loved one, or finding out you have an incurable disease.  No matter how hard we may try to avoid an epic life event, we all face moments in time that are absolutely life changing.

For me, one of those moments was at the age of 28.  That's how old I was when I had a doctor look me dead in the eye and say "Well Carmen, looks like you will be in a wheelchair in about 3 to 5 years."  He told me that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and that it was taking over my body very rapidly.  I will never forget how time seemed to stop in that moment as I was trying to process my life in a wheelchair. 

What did I do you ask?  Well, I did what any normal person would do of course. I had myself a good ol' pity party when I got home.  Wow, was it a BIG party! Poor Greg didn't know what to do as I was going off on him.  I was weeping like a little baby telling him that I was going to be in a wheelchair.  That he wouldn't love me anymore because I wouldn't be able to do anything ever again in the whole history of EVER!

I remember thinking that I couldn't let my two boys see me that way, so I wrapped up the pity party before they got home from school.  I painfully trudged up stairs to my bathroom to have a quick quiet moment to myself.  In that still, quiet, and strangely peaceful moment I was able to regroup.  I began to feel like this didn't have to be my reality.  That I may have RA but this disease didn't have to define who I was or how I was to live my life.

There were many scary days that I faced where I couldn't climb up the stairs by myself, wash dishes, squeeze toothpaste on my toothbrush, open a jar, get up off the couch, or get out of the car after I had dropped the kids off at the bus stop.  Every Friday I would have to inject methotrexate into my leg.  It was some awful medicine that made me lose hair and it nearly made my liver fail 3 times.  During all those moments I would remind myself that Rheumatoid Arthritis didn't define ME! 

I could generate one long list of all the crazy things I had to face with this dumb disease and the treatments I have gone through.  Yet, let us fast forward to today....at the age of 41.  Guess what?  This stupid disease still doesn't define me. 

In the past 13 years I have lived a life with RA with extreme success.  The doctor was wrong about the wheelchair but right about me being on wheels.  That's because I practically live my life on wheels. Just not the wheels that the doctor said I would be on.  I actually have multiple sets of wheels.  Now, this is the list I prefer to generate!  Here goes...road bike, mountain bike, tandem bike and roller skates.  Yeah, those are my kind of wheels!!! 

There are many people out there who think I am crazy for being on so many different types of wheels.  They also think I am crazy for not being on any medication too.  Yup, you read that right.  I am not on any medication for my RA.  In my life's journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis I found something that has helped me manage the inflammation.  It is something that keeps me on all my sets of wheels without experiencing pain. 

I know you are all asking, "Well, what is it Carmen?"  It's called Organic Sulfur Crystals.  It is something I mix in my water simply 2 times per day and drink it.  This Organic Sulfur changed my life so much that Greg and I worked very hard to find a quality source and bring it into Cycle Central for our beloved customers.

Cycle Central's Organic Sulfur is made and packaged in the United States of America.  It has helped my blood stream become more oxygenated, help me get rid of inflammation, pain, and be able to ride my bikes without suffering and crying.  

We have had many other customers try Cycle Central's Organic Sulfur.  They too are experiencing  reduced inflammation, pain, and many other things.  One gentleman told me he is regaining vision in his blind eye.  This same gentleman told me his sister who has been suffering from RA for decades can finally close her hand into a fist.  Another man told me his wife's doctor was able to take her off of her blood pressure medication.  Yet another told me they are more flexible and recovers more quickly from intense workouts.  Another man said it helped clear up his Irritable Bowl Syndrome.  These amazing stories just keep coming in one after the other!! 

I am simply astonished at all of these stories I hear week after week.  As I sit and type these things, I am truly humbled at how I get to share my story in hopes of it bringing strength to others.  I am actually thankful for that life changing moment when the doctor told me I had RA and would be in a wheelchair.  That's because it lead me to Cycle Central's Organic Sulfur and the hope of it helping others.  If I had to face all of that pain just for this particular moment in time....so be it! 

No matter what life altering moments you are facing, please remember it doesn't define who you are.  Just simply remember....YOU CAN!

Sincerely,
Carmen Frislie

 

 

NOTE:

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