I am twenty-three years old and live in McAllen, Texas. For the past ten years my health, both mental and physical, have been put to the test. When I was 13, my parents informed my siblings and me that our Dad was going to be deployed within the next year to serve our country. It was bittersweet. Proud yet we were extremely flabbergasted. Near my 15th birthday he was deployed. The stress began to take its toll within a matter of weeks. I began to notice my skin would become increasingly irritated with the use of soaps, shampoos, conditioners and perfumes. My scalp would itch and bleed from irritation. Sitting at school for a couple of hours caused issues for me as well. My clothes would rub and irritate my skin, and I wasnâ€™t able to sit anywhere for days. At home, the smallest comfort in lying on my back would aggravate my skin lesions. I checked with my Doctor and was told I needed to lose weight. I felt something wasnâ€™t right with my body. These irritations would stay for weeks at a time; eventually I couldnâ€™t move much without having pain.
After a year, I realized it was getting worse. The irritations on my skin grew to small hard lumps. Another year passed when one night while I was removing a bandage from my left inner thigh, blood and puss shot out from the wound. My 17th birthday was 2 weeks away. I felt my body was shutting down on me, I had no energy and I actually couldnâ€™t stand being in my own skin. It was painful to be awake. I realized I had two hard lumps under my left breast near where the skin meets my torso. The last Dermatologist diagnosed me with HS Skin Disease. I was relieved when I finally had an answer to what was going on with me. She said, â€śBianca, you are strong for going through what you have endured for the last two years. Iâ€™m sorry to say, the condition you have will be for life. There is no cure but only hope that surgery can help relieve your body of these cysts.â€ť That was when I learned about cysts. The Dermatologist also informed me of my first operation on February 6th 2006, my birthday. I agreed and prayed for the best. I was on antibiotics for the next year to try and prevent future breakouts or infections. The medication actually increased the growth of cysts on my body and I gained almost 40lbs. I felt then my life was going to be short lived and a painful one.
When I was 19 I had seen an allergist to help determine I was allergic to almost everything under the sun. Soy, wheat, milk, eggs, rice, peanuts and almond families. I couldnâ€™t eat anything cooked with mesquite wood. I was allergic to palm trees, dog dander, strawberries and two different types of grass. Certain shampoos and perfumes I wasnâ€™t allowed to use. Then in late 2009 I was diagnosed with H1N1 Swine Flu. I was quarantined in my room for the safety of my siblings, for 2 weeks. My temperature was a steady 102. I could only lay on my bed limp while my parents would bring me water and liquid foods. I lost 10 pounds within the first week, and I believed I was going to die. Thank God, after the second week my body started to respond to the medication. I made a slow recovery but was cleared by the doctors to return to school. For the past several years all the the health problems had caused me to get behind on my school work. I was attending a Charter High School in Edinburg, Texas but graduated on February 6th 2010, my 21st birthday.
This is where my life truly changed. My best friend told me about a drink called LIMU. He said it might be able to help me with my ailments. I said, â€śDave, just let me live my life with these medications Iâ€™m already taking. Iâ€™ve accepted my health and am just trying to make the best it.â€ť Walking around with bandages seemed like the normal routine for me. Two months passed and I noticed he seemed kind of different. I asked him why he had more energy and seemed less stressed. He invited me to meet Rowdy Gaines and several people that were already consuming this amazing product called LIMU ORIGINAL. This was spring of 2010. I was really impressed with everyoneâ€™s excitement and the energy I felt from meeting Rowdy Gaines. I decided to do some research and start using the product. The first three months of drinking LIMU ORIGINAL, I noticed my skin was softer and my allergies were clearing up. I also noticed I didnâ€™t need to spray my nose every night so I could breathe. Within the first 7 months I had lost 30 pounds. I didnâ€™t realize all of these things were happening, it was a gradual change. I was starting to become more positive and began to smile more. I didnâ€™t even notice when I stopped using band aids on my cysts. I can now walk for hours and sit for hours without fearing a cyst will grow. Shopping for clothes is different; I can choose more comfortable clothing and even shop for a bathing suit. No more waterproof band aids. My scalp and hair are healthy and full of life. I am full of life! For the very first time in a long time, I feel joy and comfort being in my own body. My skin has been replenished. The only things left of my cysts are the smallest scars.
Here I am, a year and a half later, a BMW Fast Track Promoter and full believer in LIMU and the health benefits of Fucoidan! I have been taken off ALL my medications. I have been given a second chance at being young and healthy. I pray I will keep LIMU in my life, my familyâ€™s life and anyone that wants to help themselves or others. I thank the LORD above for the LIMU Company, for creating such a wonderful and amazingly healthy super food. Biggest thanks go to David Silva for introducing me to LIMU, Diane Trevino (who introduced LIMU to David), Brendan and Liza Hall for being excellent and the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. They have saved me. My name is Bianca Michelle Trevino, and I AM LIMU!