I am a sponsored blog partner of Ensure and today’s post is sponsored, but all opinions contained here are my own.
Today I am sharing a piece of my mom’s “Can Do” health story and how she is such an inspiration to me and my family.
Sponsored: My Mom Rocked Her Health Setback
After caring for my dad for almost a full year, it wasn’t until his last few months of his life that my mom starting losing weight. She told us she wasn’t trying to lose weight and didn’t know why she was. It wasn’t until my dad passed away that she started feeling real sick. So sick, my sister immediately took her to the doctor and he assigned her to the hospital right then. She didn’t even go back home to pack. Fast forward – after going in and out of the hospital, she finally had a diagnosis. My mom’s bile duct had blockage.
This time was such a heartbreak for us to see her with tubes in her mouth and to know what type of procedure she had to endure. Nobody wants to see a family member being pricked at and probed with a tube, especially our mothers. My sister and I stayed many nights with her in that hospital…more than once!
My Mom IS a Can Do Person
So, I’m writing on behalf of Ensure and its Can Do campaign, and in case you didn’t see it, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post explaining what the Ensure Can Do campaign was all about and how it celebrates Can Do People.
My mom’s health setback was real. It was awful. I’m so glad my sister and I had the freedom to take care of her. After all, we had just lost my dad, and we weren’t about to sit back and watch her go, too.
Still in the hospital during her recover time, she had lost a lot of weight. And if you know one thing about my mom, she has FOREVER been trying to lose weight her whole life with no such luck. But this time was unintentional. I remember the doctor coming in her hospital room to give his final check-up and send her home. His last words were something about drinking a nutritional drink to get her strength and energy back. He mentioned Ensure nutritional drinks.
My mom was able to recovery from her health setback with the help of her wonderful daughters (me) and with drinking Ensure once a day for one week. Well, that’s what the doctor told her to do, but she kept drinking it because they were so good!! Milk Chocolate is her favorite.
My mom can now get back to what she loves doing, like quilting, gardening, and play with her great-grand kids because she is not a quitter but a CAN DO person.
Ensure’s Can Do Giveaway – Ended
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