Michael Lemieux


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Face 1002bMy name is Michael Lemieux.

I’m almost 50. I’ve been disabled for 11 yrs now. Symptoms I realized started when I was a kid. About 30 yrs of age AS kicked into overdrive. I stepped on a coathanger and got a staph infection. That’s what turned the AS on high. My hips, lower lumbar and neck are fused. My lord the pain is hard to deal with sometimes. My knees are locking up on me now. I’m getting Uflexxa injections this week. Hoping it helps me. I am an excutive chef. Made a great living cooking. Now there’s no way I could stand all day doing that anymore. I miss terribly.  I do anything to go back to the kitchen again. Fate has taking me in a different direction. As crazy as it seems AS made me a better person. I now realize how special life is and have been humbled more than I was ready for. I was a tough guy to work for. I had a stanard to keep. I wasn’t an ass. But I did expect things to be done the right way. Now I have come to realize what the meaning of life is all about. It’s not money, fame, power or anything like that. Its all about love. Simple – end of story. People don’t die wishing they worked more. They wish they were loved and that they loved enough. I’m  a father of 2 and 2. The girls are older.. the boys are younger. We are now at this moment starting the emptynest life at home. Our youngest just left for college. Just my wife and I are home now. She works 12 / 14 hr days. Just me and the dog are home during the day. We have 2 grandchildren. 1 of each. Collin was born premy. 1 lb 14 oz. He is now 2 and amazing. Then his little sis is a yr old. Our Icing on the cake. So far I recommend it. If having grandkids was like this, we would of had them first. We are truly blessed. AS has been a road I didn’t want to drive on. I’ve learned more than my doctors. First dr. though it was all in my head. If I could make this stuff up. I stay positive. What would bitching do? I enjoy life. I am blessed with a great family. I have many life long friends. Plus I try to give what I need returned. Helping people always comes back to ya. It pays to be kind. So we pay it forward if we get an abundance, we share. Like I said it’s all about Love. AS taught me that.  Please try to included my tinman pic. That’s the story of my life. God Bless, Mike

Picture of my wife Sheila and I with our grandchildren Collin and Delaney

New Hampshire, United States of America

One Response to “Michael Lemieux”

  1. Dear Michael,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

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