Nana and Papa with four of our grandchildren in the Blue Ridge Mountains!Nathan,Selah,Andrew,Hannah
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Nana Wants To Feel Better!
January 7, 2013 Medical Update: In late August I found out I have gallbladder cancer following surgery to remove my gallbladder. I also had at the same time infection throughout my body and I almost died. After I recuperated from the surgery and infection.....I was referred to an oncology surgeon for another surgery for a liver resection and removal of all the lymph nodes in that area. I had a set back soon after surgery, a bad wound infection. I managed to survive all of these ...
January 7, 2013 Medical Update: In late August I found out I have gallbladder cancer following surgery to remove my gallbladder. I also had at the same time infection throughout my body and I almost died. After I recuperated from the surgery and infection.....I was referred to an oncology surgeon for another surgery for a liver resection and removal of all the lymph nodes in that area. I had a set back soon after surgery, a bad wound infection. I managed to survive all of these complications and will soon begin my chemo treatments. God has been so good to me, and has been with me throughout my cancer journey. The next four months may be a challenge with chemo side effects. I will take it one day at a time, and trust God and walk by faith.
Chemo is all finished now! I am feeling better every day! My CT scan was negative for cancer!! No more treatments necessary! Thank You Lord!
Hey, my name is Nancy and I am 63 years old. I may walk and move like a very old lady, but in my mind and heart I feel young! My husband and I have now been married 42 years, just doesn't seem possible! It has not always been fun, however we have hung in there and worked through the difficult times. We've taken our vows to God seriously, and plan to be together for all of our days here on earth and together for eternity in heaven! We have a daughter and a son, both happily married. We have seven beautiful grandchildren, twins (boy & girl) that are 8 years old, another grandson that is 8 years old, twins (2 boys) that are almost 5 years old and another granddaughter that is 4 years old. And, youngest grandson is 2 years old! He is our 5th grandson! We have been blessed with our beautiful grandchildren! I spend as much time as I can with them, and LOVE every minute of it! I am not focusing on the numbers so much, just taking it a day at a time and feeling grateful that I am willing to eat healthier, and thankful for SparkPeople and the friends I have met here. I have to be very careful not to overdo it because that not only causes increased pain, it makes it even more difficult to walk. I have severe Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The way I survive the disability that comes with these conditions is by having a good attitude, and by focusing on what I can do each day instead of what I can no longer do. The Lord has blessed me in so many ways, even through the difficult times I know He is with me and no matter what happens, I will be okay. I hope you enjoy SparkPeople, and share your journey!
| Pounds lost: 23.0
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Member Since: 1/19/2008
My goals are to feel better, exercise more, eat healthy foods and enjoy my life! :)
Rejoined the YMCA and began to take the Chair Exercise class & workout in the pool.
Began doing Tai Chi DVD
January 2011 Started Physical Therapy for strength and balance.
January 2012 Began doing Yoga Chair workout DVD, felt great and no soreness or pain!
Eat a healthy diet of fruits, veggies, lean meat, fish and poultry, healthy grains and lowfat dairy!
Avoid the "white stuff"....white flour, sugar, rice, pasta, bread.
Track all my food!
If I get off my program, get right back on the very next minute!
Chair Exercise DVD's.
Chair Tai Chi, and Yoga.
Core Stability Ball
My favorite activity is spending time with my family! I LOVE being with my grandchildren!
I love to go to church and Bible study. I also love to visit our children & grandchildren and other family, having lunch with friends, reading, cooking, making handmade cards and crafts, sewing. LOVE traveling, eating out and watching DVD's with my hubby! And, I love to work on my laptop, check in with Facebook friends and family and hang out on SparkPeople!
January 2012 Learned to knit, using Knifty Knitter looms! Fun!
My very favorite Christian devotional book is My Utmost For His Highest. My favorite book is the Bible, it is truly my guide book through life. Prayer is an important part of my life. I have seen how powerful prayer can be. I believe God still performs miracles! The most important part of my life is my relationship with Jesus!
I retired from my Nursing career after working over 30 years. I miss working as a nurse. Nursing was one of my special gifts from God.
I am a Crisis Line Volunteer, I call shut ins and check on how they are doing physically and emotionally. I have been doing this for almost 10 years and love it!
Food has been my drug of choice most of my life. I abuse food when I am happy, sad, angry, tired, lonely, bored or sick etc.
It has been a constant struggle. I am a yo yo dieter, going up and down over and over. Two things that really helped me years ago to get my head on straight was OA & therapy.