Kim's Story Part 2 (updated 5/16/2019)
Thinking back to how long I had endured the knee pain, it was difficult to remember when my knees didn't hurt. I had hyperextended my left knee jumping over a ditch in Jr. High... little did I know that injury led to chronic chondromalacia (fissuring of the underneath part of the patella)throughout my high school athletic career, where I was three sport athlete all four years, competing in Softball, Volleyball and Track, my Freshman year, then when Girls' Basketball was added, competed in Volleyball, Basketball and Track the remainder of my high school career. I continued my athletic career playing basketball for the Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Salukis for two years, in addition to returning to high jump for the track team, before retiring from competitive sports. My left knee was shot and in constant pain, so it was easy to step away.
I went on to become an Illinois State Trooper, which required me to maintain my fitness, which meant running... I am not a runner, but you do what you have to do. Up until I was around 35, I only had knee pain in my left knee - then it crept into my "good" knee, where over time, it gradually worsened. I thought I'd probably always have some type of knee pain, but had no idea how damaged my knees were. When I retired at almost 26 years of serving, I was happy to not have to participate in the physical fitness testing anymore!
Like I said earlier, after I heard about Visi and decided to give it a try, I started taking between 20 and 24 grams of Visi's HCP daily - drinking one Nuffina smoothie a day and eating between 2 - 3 Probita chews. Since I had so much knee pain in both knees - averaging between 7 - 8 on a scale of 10 when I was not being active and a high of 9 with minimal activity, such as taking a walk around the neighborhood, it didn't take me long to realize Visi was making a huge difference. Within 2 weeks of beginning the Visi HCP products, though I still had knee pain, I did not need to take Advil to get through my day - this was a huge VICTORY!!! At a month, my pain was significantly reduced to a 1-2 - dull, no sharp pain, with reduced popping and crunching of my knee caps. At 6 weeks, my knees no longer hurt - I was completely pain free! My knee popping crunching was pretty much a non-issue, too!
I was able to start working out - became a member of Gold's Gym, where I participated in Body Pump three days a week, which required a lot of squatting, which places stress on my knees, as well as attended Boot Camp the other two days a week. I was ecstatic to be able to work out and remain pain free. Since I had so many friends/co-workers with crappy knees, I decided to partner with Visi, so I could share the products to help them.
Four and a half years later, I'm still working out and have transitioned to weight lifting 5 days/week, which includes strenuous leg workouts up to 2 times/week. My knees have handled the additonal stress and continue to remain pain free and healthy.
Visi has changed my health - in so many ways beyond my knees, as well as has been such a rewarding way to continue serving and helping others regain their health.