Kick It With Donna episode 50 – Freedom from Judgement
Do you ever tire of feeling judged? Susan Johnson is my guest today. She talks about her journey of freeing herself from judgment.
My guest today is Susan Johnson. She is a health coach for her business called Invigorated. She also works for the Thermography Center of Dallas.
Susan’s son Josh was born weighing 3lbs. 4 oz. Susan breastfed him for fourteen months. When she stopped, he had digestive issues that her pediatrician insisted was due to Josh’s low birth weight. Susan was not happy with this explanation and became an advocate for her sons health. She discovered that Josh was intolerant of milk and soy. Finding things her son could eat without becoming sick was her new norm.
Sending Josh to school didn’t work out well because he was sick all the time. Anyone with small children knows that kids get every bug known to mankind at school and then come home to give it to mom and dad. This made play dates and extra curricular activities impossible. Home schooling was the only option Susan had.
She eventually found out through an allergist/immunologist that Josh had X-Linked agammaglobulinemia. Yes, that’s a long name. This is an inherited disorder in which a person has low levels of protective immune system proteins called immunoglobulins. Immunoglobulins are a type of antibody. Low levels of these antibodies make you more likely to get infections.
There is always something good to be had in bad situations. Josh is now 20 years old and has completed three years of college. Life goes on for him albeit a little different from everyone else.