Author: Betsy Westhafer

Good things come to those who wait . . . and wait . . . and wait

Betsy Westhafer


I am delighted to share that after months and quite honestly, the last couple of years, I am finally feeling back to my ole self.


In the last two years, I was in a steady, almost unnoticeable decline in my health. It just slowly crept up on me until BOOM! I was blindsided by how bad I felt. My symptoms included:


  • Insomnia
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Loss of joy
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • All kinds of other fun stuff.


As you may recall, going to my general practice doc of 15 years yielded absolutely no results other than a newfound mindset of not taking anything at face value. After a very fortunate introduction to Dr. Gary Huber, I was on the path to recovery.


However, I am not immune from our societal instant gratification mindset, so I wanted results and I wanted them now. But as I have learned, these things take time and patience, two things that were also in short supply.


As together, Dr. Huber, Chelsea and I navigated my course, we made tweaks along the way. We tried things that didn’t work and we tried things that did. Eventually we came up with the perfect strategy and it began working.


My goal used to be to get through the day without crying. Doesn’t seem like a particularly challenging goal, but at that time, it absolutely was. I’m happy to report that those days, along with the insomnia, depression and the other symptoms are now in my rear view mirror. Life is good again, my energy is high, my passion and spirit for life have returned and I thank God every day that I can now enjoy the abundance with which I have been blessed.


My prayer for you is that if you are struggling to get your health back on track is that you find the right people to support you and that you give it all the time and energy you can muster, because I promise, it is so worth it.


The thing that resonated most with me throughout this journey is when Dr. Huber said to me, “Betsy, just hang in there. It can take some time, but we never fail. We never fail.”


While I am indeed feeling much better, I have more I want to achieve to get to my optimal health, and now that I am feeling better, I will be setting some physical challenges for myself.


My gratitude:

  • Better health
  • Zest for life
  • Doctors who truly care


Wishing you all the best in your health journey.