It’s time that I posted this. Brother Larry brought me my first bottle of eXfuze Seven +. He was enthusiastic about what he had seen it do for his wife’s boss. Larry was not even close to being the first friend or relative to bring me a product or information on a new medical (or non-medical) treatment that they hoped might help me manage my back and leg pain.
The accident was in 1986 and I spent 1987 and most of 1988 going to Physical Therapy and being retrained and relearning how to do things so I wouldn’t increase the pain. I was told by my medical team; Orthopedist, Neurologist, MD, Chiropractor, Disability Insurance Case Handler & Physical Therapist; that there was a 90% chance that it would be too painful for me to walk in 10 years! I had better get my life geared for that day. Believe me, panic started to set in. I was determined to push the Physical Therapy as hard as possible. I was enrolled at a specialized PT clinic for back injuries called “the Back Works”. It was owned and run by a former Head of Emergency Surgery at the largest hospital in San Francisco. The Back Works facility and philosophy is another complete story to be told later. Anyway, I was told to slow down and ease off or I would be doing more harm than good. So I settled into the program. They studied us in every physical movement, in sitting down, laying down, reclining, standing, picking things up, putting things down. getting in and out of cars, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, putting on make-up for the women, etc. They used everything from movies, x-rays, cat scans, infrared photography, tape measurers, you name it, and studied how we did things. Then they re-taught us how to do those things such a way to not aggravate our injuries. I had to completely relearn how to stand up! Anyway, I came out of that with one solid deduction. I had to walk every day, pain or not. I started out at 1 mile per day, 5 days per week. Friends would ask “Doesn’t it hurt to walk?” I developed a mantra. “Yes, it hurts to walk, but it hurts more to NOT walk. And If I don’t walk, I won’t be able to walk.”
I was prescribed many drugs and tried them all until I found the “cocktail” that worked best for me. They included all of the usual suspects such as Vicodin, Valium, Flexeril, Morphine, Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Oxycodone, Prednisone, Percocet and a bunch of names that I don’t recall right now, some steroids and some not. Some of which didn’t help the pain so much as made one not care if you hurt or not. Morphine is like that, it just dopes you into a stupor. Every year I went on a Prednisone regimen and received a steroid shot into my L5 lumbar when needed. I have a reasonably high tolerance for pain and that helped allot too. Even my Doctors were surprised at how much pain I could stand. It seems that they could “measure” the pain by using the infrared photography. Anyway, my life now included Chiropractors, Masseuses, Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Orthopedists, Neurosurgeons, Pharmacists, etc. on a regular appointment basis. I had my “good day and weeks” and my “not as good days and weeks”. Over the course of 20 years, I have pretty much adjusted my life to compensate.
Without going into detail, last winter wasn’t my best winter. So I came into the spring determined to get back into a regimen that would even out the days. And by April, I was doing good, but not great. I had also developed a new problem with my feet last year. I was going to the doctor for this also. It felt like I had a blister running completely across the ball of both feet, just under my toes. It had gone from uncomfortable to painful. I had even gone out and bought all new shoes. The doctors said that there was nothing wrong with my feet. It must be a nerve problem tied into my back injury. Oh great.
Enter Brother Larry. Or I should say, In Stormed Larry! Larry is my baby brother, six years older. He drove up to give me a bottle of eXfuze. And an enthusiastic Larry is impossible to ignore. He had witnessed eXfuze in action! I was underwhelmed with it being another MLM company product, however “help is where you find it”. But it was Larry, a loved one and it was free, so I reluctantly agreed to give it a try. Unlike any of the other juices I had taken, I found it to be really tasty. I did tell Larry that I didn’t want to hear about the company or it’s sales structure or how I could get rich selling it to my friends and relatives. He said “Yeah, Yeah, shut up and drink the stuff.” The next morning, I started on the twice daily routine. Larry went home the next day. He had traveled 800 miles to bring me a bottle of eXfuze. He could have UPS’d it allot cheaper, but he wanted to witness me actually drinking it. Such trust between brothers….. We know each other so well….
When I went for my evening walk 3 days later, I noticed that my feet had NO pain. Hum. I was walking alone, so I had time to think without anyone there. Had I taken more meds than usual that day? No. Actually, I hadn’t needed to take ANY meds that day. Hum. This was nice. A real comfortable walk. I walked 5 instead of the planned 3 miles. No pain. HUUUM. Well, I have always had “good days and not as good days”, so I won’t mention it. Larry called a few days later and wanted to know if I was drinking the eXfuze. I said yes, I was drinking it as told to. He wanted to know if I was OK. subtle aren’t we. I, just as subtle, said yeas, I’m having an OK week. After 2 weeks, my wife confronted me with “You’re feeling allot better aren’t you? I can see it in your face and your back isn’t “mushy” at all." So, being a real Hartsuiker, I admitted “yeah, I’m having a pretty good week”. And she gave me an Eloise look, rolled her eyes and then gave me an Eloise smile. “OK, I’m having a great week, but it may not be anything to do with anything”. After two more days, she said “You need to call Larry”. Yeah I did, ‘cause I was running out of eXfuze.
OK. My feet were pain free and I felt better than I have felt in ……15 years..?? I have taken Seven Plus to my doctors to check out. My Primary’s partner is a DO. They are really enthusiastic about these types of products. Natural is always better than synthesized. I called Larry, who then introduced me to the cost structure and how I could save by being a distributer. This was great as I already had plans to send bottles to everyone that I have been through Physical Therapy with. There were 41 in my class! eXfuze has set up a binary structure that is different than any I had even heard of. I bought in and am charging forward. I have heard from 3 of the friends that I made at the Back Works and two of them are drinking it daily. One of my friends there is a paraplegic. He has had a serious problem with his legs itching for 22 years. After 4 days, the itching disappeared!! It is hard for most people to imagine how profound this is for us. I spent 18 months with this man, watching him scratch his legs bloody. Hearing back from him made this year so much better.
So I will now try to wrap up. After 5 weeks, I haven’t taken an anti-inflammatory and my pain meds have been cut by 85-90%. I feel healthier. This may be because of the eXfuze Seven Plus or because in drinking Seven Plus, I take less meds, or both. I am back to sleeping 5-6 hours without waking up every 30-45 minutes and getting up feeling like I am fully rested. My sleeping pattern is exactly like it was before I was hurt. I am not pain free, but coping with the pain is much easier and with much less medication. Eloise witnessed how it helped me and has now started drinking it as well. Amanda witnessed her her mother’s actions and response to Seven Plus and has started drinking it also. They will have to write their own stories.