Linda and Dear Husband June 26.2016

4/11/16 Our baby Yorkie, Sammy, is 6 months old and 5 # Such a joy in my life and my recovery

6 mo.after I went home from hospital from spinal surgery I I completed Therapuetic 5K with 2 canes



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67 years old and at least 61 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work for 26 years retiring in 2011...Happily married for 37+ years...Have a beautiful 34 yr old daughter...Time to get healthier ! wanting to be a good example for her as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following two heart stentss on May 23rd. Then 5/15 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and told to prepare for life in wheel chair. Dec 1 2015 I had 8.5 hour spinal surgery with anesthesia problems and loss of some memory and mobility but am gradually coming back in strength, mobility and mental abilities ...will see how far this improves. Most of my efforts are in the physical mobility and strength realm [ I am walking well with 2 canes now in physical therapy], but must NOT gain weight and would like to gradually loose more with time.
With my return to Sparks I am decreasing # of teams and will also decrease some friends due to memory loss and trying to not overload the mental aspects of my day.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Recover from spine surgery of 12/16 **Maintain a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**Lose weight for health and mobility
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia with less pain and more health
**Ticker set to PERSONAL goal of one-derland by Dec 31,2016.

My Program:
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* alternate day, THM, Eat to defeat Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory:
*amount of liquids
*gluten free [Celiac]
*weight loss
*steps taken or distance walked
*Attitude of gratitude 3 items a day journaled

Personal Information:
*Live in Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his truck Garden and Farmer's Markets
*Hospital Chaplaincy
*Got two heart stents May 23,2014
*Diagnosed Severe spinal stenosis - prepare for life in wheel chair May 5, 2015
*Back/Spinal surgery Dec 1,2015 Woke t no feeling or movement in R leg and little in L leg
* walked Therapeutic 5K with two canes June 18, 2016

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I Love Jesus & His Word - Raised from birth in strong Christian faith - accepted Christ as PERSONAL Saviour
I am a prayer Warrior
I enjoy the color and flower of violet/purple
I love Christmas ALL year long in every way all day long!

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  • v LINDAF49
    Borrowed this from another post then lost the original for credits...
    “If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough.”
    ― Daniell Koepke
    1 day ago
    Thank you for your comment on my friend feed!
    I'm rather shocked that I did it!
    Please read my latest blog, I'd welcome your visit!

    1 day ago
    “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.”
    ― Leo Buscaglia
    3 days ago
    Risk - Anais Nin

    And then the day came,
    when the risk
    to remain tight
    in a bud
    was more painful
    than the risk
    it took
    to Blossom.

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