Sometimes it’s easy to remember, I would be at work and gradually I started to notice that every time I ate lunch I would feel terrible afterwards. It started getting worse, to the point that I could hardly function. Eventually I could not perform well at my job. My feet and legs were swollen and I could barely walk or put on any shoes.
I had several tests and doctor visits; I was literally unable to function on a daily basis. My days now consisted of sleeping at night, waking up to eat a bowl of soup (it was all I was able to eat), lay down on the couch all day until 8 p.m., then go to bed and sleep until morning. I couldn’t even take out my trash or check the mail; the mailbox was only 20 feet away. I became very depressed and scared; the reason being is that my doctor told me I only had a year and a half to live. Most days I cried. The pain and itching was driving me insane! I reached the point where I could tell I was going to die. So I started to make arrangements, I shipped items to my mother that I wanted her to keep. I actually gave up because I thought there was no hope.
Of course I prayed to God for some strength, and decided I did want to live, I wasn’t going to give up. I had remembered that my friend had given me the phone number to an acupuncturist and this was my last resort. I called and I’m sure I was extremely rude because of my situation. I talked to the doctor and expressed my final concerns about my visit, thinking he just wanted my money. I was shocked and please with my visit, the doctor and his staff were some of the nicest people I have ever met. They really cared about my health and me. He was always positive which made me feel better because I knew he really cared. After my first appointment with Dr. Mancini I knew I was going to live. After only two treatments I was up and walking, even eating, my whole attitude on life changed. I made changes in my eating habits and I started exercising.
I realized that Dr. Mancini saved my life. I was happy, feeling good, and able to function in society again. I continued my treatment plan and I have now reached a point where I can exercise daily, I eat as healthy as I can, started kickboxing, which takes extreme physical conditioning to perform. I really hope Dr. Mancini knows and realizes how thankful I really am. Because of Dr. Mancini I now have a life to live.
Thank you Dr. Mancini, that’s from my heart!