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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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Traveling a bumpy road!

So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 112,061

Fitness Minutes: 110,197

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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JANET552
3/20/2016 7:22:44 AM

That glaucoma testing is puzzling. To diagnose it, they rely on the visual field exam, photos of your optic nerve, your eye doctor's exam and the pressure test. My pressures this time were the best they have been in a long, long time. It was the first time I ever remember them being taken without dilating my eyes and that can make a difference.

My optic nerve pictures are excellent and the doctor tells me all looks good behind the eye. She also said I should not have done so poorly on the visual field exam. It makes no sense. Those were her exact words.

The bottom line is that I was not put on eye drops. I will return in 6 months which would be my annual eye exam. I will start to see this doctor who is the glaucoma expert instead of the optometrist I had been seeing.

I will just have to keep praying to St. Lucy.

How's Erik?

I hope you have a better day today. Time to pray for rain I think.



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BUTTONPOPPER1
3/19/2016 3:50:41 AM

Ginie, although our loved ones suffer from different maladies, I know how hard it is to care for an adult child and to endure the suspense when something dramatic happens. Please know that you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find some rest and solace this weekend. Take care, my dear.



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NORASPAT
3/15/2016 10:35:01 PM

Thanks Ginie for your good news. 10 hours sleep. my usual is 6 hours if I get up too early I go back to bed and heat my side of the bed. I would love to get eight hours it would be great.
I was surprised how many people were concerned about the stress fracture. I was so glad they spoke up. I have my forearm crutches I used after my back surgery so they are now in the van just in case I need it again.
I hope you enjoyed your walk with Eric. The Plumber came at noon and I had bought a new hose the one I asked them to use. It is on there so I asked our son to do all his washing just to be sure they secured it right, Thanks Ginie, I LOVE YOU, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BONNIEBONNEAU
3/13/2016 3:10:52 AM

Merci for the blog message
stay safe
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JANET552
3/9/2016 11:44:14 AM

Ginie, Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, and for the prayers!! I am happy that we are not at the end of the road for John as I know he struggles with the reduced mobility and no hope for improvement. I worry because of the increased frequency of falls and that the falls seem to cause more damage than previously. Some days I am just thankful that he is in bed sleeping because he doesn't fall when he is in bed, or at least he hasn't. I would like this new PT to be successful but I know she will have her work cut out for her, if for no other reason than this has gone on for so long.

Thank you too for prayers for my staying strong. I am having some sort of dental problem right now and I must say, having to deal with all this while in pain has been challenging. My dentist saw me Monday for a quick look and thinks it is the gum. I try so hard on the oral hygiene stuff but it is what makes sense. It doesn't help that the area in question has a poorly fitted crown so that it creates an area more difficult to keep clean. I see the hygienist tomorrow and the dentist is hopeful with some extra work on her part, I will be okay. If not, the tooth will likely need to be removed. It has already been crowned twice and a root canal was done.

How is that foot?



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