I suffered many health problems in my life. At 53, I was a diabetic, taking very high doses of glucose medication, which made me sluggish and tired all the time. My cholesterol was off the charts, my legs hurt, and my vision and my concentration were both blurry. At six feet tall, I weighed 243 pounds. I also had kidney stones, and over the last thirty-eight years I had passed over 40 kidney stones which caused excruciating pain. Six different times I had to have surgery to remove the larger stones from my kidneys. Because of this I also suffered from a very weak urine flow and I had to wake up from two to three times every night to go to the bathroom.