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Today, May 20, we finished the 5% Spring 2016 Challenge. I was so hoping to get to the 5% Loss, but, unexpected medical problems prevented me from doing so. It was determined that there is a large, dense calcification near my rotator cuff and I can barely move my left arm and shoulder. It has been very painful, and I have to keep my arm in a sling for about 6 weeks. I was given a cortisone shot, hoping it will dissolve the calcium. If not, I will need to have my shoulder operated, which is not successful in most cases.
So, now, I am hoping every night to get a few hours of sleep. I did not during the first 8 days and still feel like a Zombie, although I had about 5 hours of sleep three nights ago, about 3 hrs. the night before last, but....about 6 hrs. last night. There is HOPE!

Update, June 3, 2016: I am sleeping so much better, now. Even have some range of motion in my shoulder. Returned to the Orthopedic Surgeon: No golf for the next 4 weeks. Can start with Physical Therapy next week. However, I had a bad time with AFIB this week, saw the Cardiologist and will be going through a slew of tests. No swimming, either. Even walking is difficult. For somebody who was always healthy and very active, this is so hard to deal with.

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I was born and grew up in Germany. Curiosity prompted a visit to the US and I never left. I am married to the love of my life. We have two sons and four grand daughters. In Aug. 2011, I celebrated 50 years in the US. Hard to believe. I had total hip replacement surgery in July 2010. I love walking, skiing, golfing, and swimming, When home, I work out with a trainer, twice a week, mainly strength training, to stay as active as I can.

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    Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds great. I had to chuckle when you said the turkey breast you cooked would probably last a week--because it would last us a week too.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    10 days ago
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    Happy Holidays¨°o.OⓉⓗⓐⓝⓚ ⓎⓞⓤO.o°¨for being a Friend
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    emoticon Before you sleep, ruminate on things that you can give thanks for, and end your day on a positive note in order to sleep happy and wake up happy. Ryan Help
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    14 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog-- the only downside of making the cranberry juice this way is that the natural flavors take a long time to meld. If I cooked the berries then it would be ready drink; that though is a lot more work due to straining and pressing the fruit. I would never be able to can 73 quarts in a day if I were using that method. Cleanup is a beast too.

    15 days ago
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    Wishing a fellow Starfish Happy Thanksgiving! See you at the break challenge.

    17 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon I'm happy to see, we are doing the break challenge emoticon
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