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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: 136,083

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.

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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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  • v JANET552
    I'm sorry I missed your call. It happened to be a beautiful evening and we were outside. Have to enjoy those days to make up for winter.

    I probably won't go to aqua therapy. It's hard to get there and when John was going, my body was all kinds of sore the same night and next day. I'm surprised I didn't get used to it though maybe something was already going wrong with me.

    I often say my problems started a week into my March illness but lately have wondered if there were little things happening that I just brushed off. So hard to know.

    Good luck handling both the scared granddaughter and dog. I hope you have some way for them to be separated. It might be good if they could view one another though. Just to get used to each other even if it is from afar. I understand it can be hard though. A friend stopped here to get something recently. Her daughter is afraid of dogs and she just began to scream the instant she saw my dogs. Her mom, and grandmother too, said nothing ever happened to this child. She has just always been this way.
    45 days ago
  • v JANET552
    How is life in your world? My sister has come and gone. I so appreciated her being here and allowing me an opportunity to do things at my house. I could use an entire month. She is thinking about coming 3x a year but my sister changes her mind a lot so I won't count on anything.

    I am still in PT. I feel some strength coming back but see more of the nerve pain now. I had an EMG which showed that my muscles are okay. The nerve conduction test showed pinched nerves bilaterally at L5 and S1. Those tests still don't account for all of my symptoms. My PT thinks there is something neurologic going on. I have an appointment to see the neurologist June 15. They must be super busy in that department since I will be seeing someone in the sleep department. The neurologists there step up if need be. I happen to be familiar with this doctor because he is Dad's sleep doctor.

    Dad and my stepmother are about the same. I know Dad enjoyed my sister's visit. She sure kept him busy and cooked up a storm for him. Helped with the loneliness I think.
    47 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read it, comment and share in the joy. emoticon
    50 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.
    Combining my sparker daughter at Carnegie Hall with meeting online friends was a memorable experience.

    55 days ago
    Merci beaucoup Ginie de prendre le temps de t'arrêter sur mes blogs de temps en temps, cela me fait si plaisir ! Quelles sont les dernières nouvelles de ton côté ?
    Je t'embrasse. emoticon
    57 days ago
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