There are no words that can adequately express how grateful I am to Debra Pardee Gaffney, well known as Rusty. She worked with me to regain my life. I have had the very painful, energy draining and sleep depriving condition called fibromyalgia for over 20 years. For the last 10 years I tried three traditional medications for some type of relief. All three of these medicines had side effects that were intolerable. Ultimately they caused more problems than I had originally started with. By the time I found Rusty, I was also having bronchial and sinus problems which were side effects from my fibromyalgia medication. I was a mess!
In April 2009 I went to a walk in clinic and I was given an antibiotic for a bladder infection. I had a really bad allergic reaction from the antibiotic. I had instant insomnia and after 4 days of not sleeping went to the ER, I was given medications to help me sleep and they sent me home. I got worse and worse and suddenly was not able to eat almost everything.
I was only able to eat boiled meats and steamed veggies with butter. I ate the same six foods every day for months. In three months my weight went from 146 lbs to 119 lbs. I only got out of bed to go to the bathroom. I had to leave my job and my husband has to work from home to take care of me. I couldn’t do anything for myself I was so weak.
In July 2009 after going from doctor to doctor and not getting any help a friend who had been to Dr. Debra Gaffney told me about her. I decided to give her a try. It was a 90 minute drive to see her and I will say it was so worth it. From the very beginning Dr. Gaffney was wonderful, so kind and so compassionate. I have never heard of her treatment, but thought it really made sense. She ran a test to see what my body was sensitive to and we found out my body was sensitive to everything, so that is why I feel like I was at deaths door.
Well after the very first treatment I felt almost like my old self. I was absolutely amazed and so was my family. I continued on with all the treatment and found I was getting better and better. I was up and out of bed and I was eating more and more foods every day. I was able to go off the medication for sleep and finally get to sleep on my own. Today I weigh 138 lbs and I can say I am thrilled to have my life back. I will never forget Dr. Gaffney. She is my angle and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t appreciate the day I met her.