I thank God for Dr Jockers and the other great doctors and staff at Exodus Health Center. When my friend first told me about your Health Center I was a little skeptical but I was in a position; whereas, I knew I needed help but I did not know what kind of help I needed or where to get it. You prayed over me in the name of Jesus in the first visit. I knew then, I was in the place I needed to be.
Here is The Story of Where I Was and Where I am Now:
My mother had just passed a year prior to coming to your office and I was very much still grieving the pain of loss. Work had taken me to a stress level that I had never known. I was actually on medical leave when I came to your office because of the stress and anxiety. My family (sisters & brothers and me) was struggling to communicate with each other.
I could not think because I had such brain fog. I was on multiple medications in which I protested and finally gave in and started taking them. I was seeing a psychiatrist. I felt overwhelmed and helpless. As a believer in Christ, I knew this was not from God but I could not see a light at the end because my thinking was so warped.
This is Where I am Now and I Thank God:
Life is beautiful. I have a reason to smile everyday and it’s real. The brain fog is gone. I am back to reading and studying, which is one of the things I like to do, especially studying the Word of God. I completed a certification program in Instructional Design so I could start looking for another job. I completed the program December 2012. I got the job in April 2013. I must say, work is different now. I really like my job. I do not take any prescribed medications. My relations with my siblings are better. I will start graduate school next week which is a goal I have been trying to achieve for many years now. I forgot, I now longer see the psychiatrist either.
Thank you for being that light to world. I remember these statements from the first Exodus Health Center event I attended. You said, “We do not make excuses, we are not cry babies and we are not victims”. I wrote down these statements and placed them on my refrigerator to remind me whenever I was having a down moment. Again, I thank God for you because I know now, I am not a cry baby, I am not a victim and I do not make excuses.
I pray God continues to give you wisdom to help heal a dying world.