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Between a Rock and a hard place. God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit get me through it.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've working on eating less again , with more fruits and veggies.I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking as much as I can and getting back to tracking. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Veronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's death (12/2/2017) has added to things to adjust to. I also have been blessed with a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
Y. 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 to be Erik's primary care person. My eldest two try to help at times. 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 live with the adage that all is a Gift from God and try to trust Him.

Member Since: 4/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 133,552

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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    Knowing you, I think you can make it to 100. You have a great incentive to live.
    20 days ago
    Thank you for your supportive comments. I can see you are experiencing the same thing. My sister tells me that I have hoarder hands because I am sentimentally attached too many items. I know this needs to be done so at least I will get some exercise!
    21 days ago
    Thanks GINIE, I am doing OK, how about you. I am trying to get to a point where there is some space for other things in our lives. I want to see our sons home in Wisconsin, DH does not want to go anywhere.
    I am trying to get some time off the computer. I have too many people coming on to the site. It is getting way too much complicated so I am keeping just my friends who I love and know.
    How is ERIK now, is your home finished now. I think ours will have to be renovated outside. I tried to get a walk in shower. We have had LTC for so many years and now we need to use our money they say you have to be on a long list of things you cannot do.
    .I was shocked when we need a ramp but the insurance is now in real estate instead and there money is tied up in other monies. I am going to the commissioner of Insurance to see if he can explain why the money was put aside so when we need it to help us to stay in our home. I love you Ginie, I will always be here for you. Pat in Maine
    PS Our son is doing well at home in his own house. The Beagle is doing much better. I baby him. He is sleeping at my feet along with the Chihuahua. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    24 days ago
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    Thanks for your prayers, Ginie. Dad said the rosary for John for several days before John's surgery. Maybe that helped John have such a great recovery.

    As for me, I contacted the doctor's office Friday and got a call back from someone later that afternoon. The diagnosis is severe arthritis in my back. Funny that my back barely hurts. It's the front of the thighs that hurt so much though that has eased some with the muscle relaxer medication the doctor prescribed. I really do not appreciate not being able to hear from my doctor so that I could ask questions. I am being sent to physical therapy for four weeks. Tomorrow when I go back to the doctor's office to have my blood pressure taken (it was in the 140s/80 twice when I was there last Tuesday) I think I'll get a copy of the prescription. Not sure I'm going to the Clinic. It is the only game in town for most things but not for physical therapy...or podiatry.

    I'm thinking about going back to my podiatrist too and have him assess whether the orthotics are still appropriate for my feet.

    Hope things are going well for you. Oh, in other news here, my stepmother has been placed in hospice.
    26 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I really appreciate the support.
    We gather strength from our virtual friends here on Spark
    27 days ago
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