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Hi I am Maniamman and you can call me Mani for short. I am 87.(turned 87 this Jan). Have been married for 71 years to my almost 94 year old hero(he will be 94 in August). Live in a joint family that comprises of my Son, Daughter-in-law, 2 Grand sons and 2 grand daughters-in-law and 5 great grand kids, 2 great-grand-daughters-in-law and 2 great-great-grandsons and 1 great-great-grand daughter.
My 70 year old daughter lives nearby with her family.
Have only one surviving older ...
Hi I am Maniamman and you can call me Mani for short. I am 87.(turned 87 this Jan). Have been married for 71 years to my almost 94 year old hero(he will be 94 in August). Live in a joint family that comprises of my Son, Daughter-in-law, 2 Grand sons and 2 grand daughters-in-law and 5 great grand kids, 2 great-grand-daughters-in-law and 2 great-great-grandsons and 1 great-great-grand daughter.
My 70 year old daughter lives nearby with her family.
Have only one surviving older brother who is 92 and one surviving younger sister who is 82.

How did SP happen to me:
My youngest Grand Daughter is a geriatric care specialist. She got me hooked here.

I weighed about 75 Kilos, and am 5ft 3inches tall. Till about 2005. Till Arthritis knocked at my door, I was happy being a pleasantly plump grandma to all my kids. Could walk reasonably well & just needed support when I negotiated stairs, avoided squatting or sitting on low seaters that's about it. Then in 2008 I had a fall in the bathroom and had to undergo a knee replacement surgery. Recovered well, but needed a cane to move around as my Osteoporosis had aggravated my RA. In 2010 I even travelled to London for my Great Grand Son's graduation from LSE. There I saw so many people my age using walkers and being independent, so got myself one.
Back home was using the walker in the house to move around, and just needed assistance in negotiating stairs.
However my inactivity because of the surgery & dependence slowly began pushing my weight up.
Then one fateful day, while taking a step I tripped over my walker & fell. No serious damage but a badly sprained ankle that kept mein bed for 2 weeks and wheelchair bound for 3 months.
By 2011 I was weighing almost 90 Kilos. After this I have become extremely paranoid of walkers & prefer a cane but can't move a step till I have someone propping me. Right from getting out of bed, my basics, moving from my bed to my rocker I needed my nurse or a family member to support me.
In Nov this year, when I checked my weight I had crossed a 100 kilos and it was also getting extremely difficult for my caregivers to help me with my weight going up. Especially if I sat in a place for a while I would need a man or two ladies to help me up as I was so heavy. That's when Anita stepped in.
I Joined SP last month but all my data has been lost. Dunno how.
& again DGD Anita, helped me get back as she knows how much i enjoyed chatting you guys up and also helped me be alert as well as encouraged me to do more physical activities.
My target was to reach 80 kilos by my 70th Anniversary but with my health setback I just want to be able to walk by April 2014.
I lost my brother in March 2014, at the ripe age of 97. Just 6 weeks before our 70th Wedding anniversary. DHs dementia worsened due to the shock, but the silver lining being that while we were mourning my brother's death, I also got some great ayurvedic treatment in our native town, on a daily basis and am now walking with just the help of a cane.... only need some extra help to get up from a chair or get into or out of bed, which is more because of a bad back & old age. After my Dengue attack I had been constantly loosing weight, but have managed to stabilise at 70.5 kgs....which my doctor says is fine but need to get to 65.... but my doctor was not happy with me losing almost 30 kilos in a span of 5 months and I have managed to maintain the same since May.
My insulin dosage too has almost halved....

Weight on 11th Dec 2013 - 94 kilos
Weight on 26th Jan 2014 - 78.6 kilos
Weight on 1st June 2014 - 70.5 kilos
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Member Since: 12/9/2013

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My Goals:
Need to lose at let 30 kgs to be able to walk comfortably. Is it possible at 86�. time will tell.

My Program:
Have been doing Ayurvedic treatment but had to stop after my Dengue attack but should be able to get back after a month.
Trying to now only control my diet as any physical exercise after the Dengue attack is extremely painful.


Personal Information:
I live in the Southernmost State of India - Kerala, in a beautiful sea side city called Ernakulam.
Was born and brought up here then lived in London for 8 years, then Bombay for another 8 or ten years and then Delhi for 5 years, till DH retired in 1985.
I am 87 and DH will be 94 this August.
Have 1 Son and 1 daughter
Have 3 Grandsons and 2 Grand daughters
Have 13 Great Grand Kids of which 10 are married
Have 10 Great-Great-grand kids the eldest is 9 and the youngest is 2 months old


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I am a devout Syrian Catholic.


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SMIDGON
6/23/2015 2:07:45 PM

I still find it hard to believe ! In fact, in going over my papers; I found I had gotten a Spark Goodie from Mani just a week before, May 16, 2015 At 8:25 a.m., our x ! Little did I realize..................

God Bless, thinking of you all !

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STEPH-KNEE
6/17/2015 10:43:38 PM

Still thinking of you and your family. You will always have a warm spot in my heart! emoticon



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SOUL2SHINE79
6/13/2015 12:25:08 AM

Awww..so sad to find this news out! Seriously one of the sweetest women I have ever had the joy of meeting on Spark. Rest in peace beautiful soul- Grandma Mani..thank you for being so inspiring and such a wonderful person full of happiness and love..My prayers go out to all of her family. emoticon emoticon



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SMIDGON
6/7/2015 8:06:55 PM

Mani; I still can't believe you are gone!
Gone, but, not forgotten.
I am looking forward to seeing you again, and, walking the Golden Streets together.

Hugs, my friend,
Janet



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MARILYNROBERT
5/29/2015 12:01:53 AM

I miss you Mani. Bless you and your family.

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