James and Rhonda Tomasi,
Dr. Qualls gave me your number and said that I could call you to discuss your contributions to Upper Cervical Care. Your book is very moving as well as inspirational. As you might have been told, I was diagnosed with R/R Multiple Sclerosis 6 1/2 years ago. Because of your book and your wife’s continued support to see you through your Trigeminal Neuralgia, I truly believe that GOD himself has touched me again. On December 11,2003 I found myself at the gates of hell (suicide) with Satan inviting me in. I was ravaged by repeated attacks of MS numbness in both feet, the left leg, both hands and most of all my short term memory. A few months later, optic nutritious sat in and left me partially blind for several months.
Shortly thereafter, I lost control of my bowels. How humiliating, as well as degrading. My Doctor suggested that I take a Federal Medical Leave of Absence to give my body a chance to recover. Not taking my doctors advice, I listened to my employer choosing not to give up the financial support for my family. I asked to be reassigned to a less stressful position as MS feeds on stress and heat. I had to give up my $100K job and began training new employees and show them my success techniques that took my repair center from #46 to #3 while dealing with my MS diagnosis and all of the medicines and and daily injections. After training 3 new employees I found myself out of a job.
I know its late and I must go to bed as I have an Upper Cervical appointment in the morning. I can’t wait to tell you the wonderful blessing that GOD has given me since those days a few years ago. Although on Social Security Disability Insurance, I am the richest man in the world thanks to GOD himself. I will call you later to share this with you. As you know, I am writing and have been writing this book for over 6 years and have a lot of research and love poured into “MS-My Story”. God Bless you both!
Russ, MS UC Advocate