August 17th 2010
My Goals For The Future By: Jennifer Mills
WOW! Where do I start? First I will give you a little history about myself. I have always been and have always wanted to be a nurse. I started caring for people when I was 10 or 12 years old I guess? My Granny she was a brittle diabetic, and she was also confined to a wheelchair since 1955. My Mom was real sickly as well so it was my responsibility to care for the house as well as my Great-Grandmother (My Granny) She was my Heart and Soul, (My Life)! I cooked and cleaned and washed clothes for everyone, I helped My Granny to get up and sown to her bedside toilet, I gave Her insulin shots, I helped her bath and get dressed everyday. I was up and down with Her all hours of the night and that meant missing a lot of school. So I guess I got the Caregiving Bug at a very young age, but there was no doubt at the age of 10 what I wanted to do with my life. A Nurse! That what I wanted to be and I told everyone. But in High School I became very ill. I was later diagnosed with a Patuitary Tumor. I jumped 100 lbs in less than a years time. Has the years went by My weight continued to increase until one day I got up and the scales read 424 lbs!! The doctors wanted me to have Gastric Bypass Surgery….Well I refused for years to have this surgery as the years past my health continued to decline, (heart problems, sleep apnea, diabetes, manic depression and even endometrial cancer) I could no longer care for myself at all. Then the Doctors put it to me like this….Either You have the Surgery or you die within the next year! So needless to say I opted for the Surgery, but not without life threatening complications. Two months after the surgery I almost die of malnutrition and dehydration. My wonderful family and Church Family and other Church started Praying for me and I was anointed at my Home Church and so here I am today 218 lbs less and...
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