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No more wondering when pain will start :)

If you'd like to know more about where I've been in my health journey, you can find my former intro in my blog dated 6/26/2011, 3/30/2011, 9/16/2010 and 7/10/2010.

Updated July 2015: Had my annual visit with my doctor this month and had great news! For two years in a row, haven't had any lingering symptoms or physical problems to report. I feel great!

Lab results still excellent. I have been blessed with teeth that have needed lots of dental work. Summer of 2014 after ...
If you'd like to know more about where I've been in my health journey, you can find my former intro in my blog dated 6/26/2011, 3/30/2011, 9/16/2010 and 7/10/2010.

Updated July 2015: Had my annual visit with my doctor this month and had great news! For two years in a row, haven't had any lingering symptoms or physical problems to report. I feel great!

Lab results still excellent. I have been blessed with teeth that have needed lots of dental work. Summer of 2014 after feeling 'off' sometimes found out I had a tooth with an infection in the bone. Very interesting to see how much dentistry is using computerization now while having a root canal procedure.

That's when I realized if I ever needed dental or any other surgery, I would have to stop taking the Fosamax generic for a month before surgery could be done.

I don't eat bread often these days. Soft tortillas are used for my 'sandwiches'. Still enjoy thin slices of a baguette dipped in seasoned olive oil. Non-fat yogurt, LF cheese and LF salad dressings (used instead of mayonnaise) are daily ingredients. Calcium chews (vit K included) during the day, calcium citrate and vitamin D tablet at night, along with a 'hair, skin, and nails' tablet at night.

Maintaining my BMI. Did lose the 10 pounds I gained in 2014.

Still very careful about wearing shoes that don't interfere with the bunion trying to develop on my left foot (the foot that was giving me problems because of plantar faciitis). When it does bother me I make a point of wearing a toe guard for a few hours to re-align my big toe and relieve the pressure I feel on the joint.

My plantar faciitis isn't a show-stopper for walking and hiking now. Again, wearing shoes with the right support, especially when doing a lot of walking or hiking is key. Not walking barefoot on plush carpet makes a huge difference. My foot does't bother me if I'm barefoot on a hard surface.

Now, after watering the garden, and I'm reeling the hose up as fast as I can (imagining I'm a sailor releasing a sail as fast as I can to catch the wind), I remember when I had to have someone else wind the hose up for me. Even if I could have endured the pain, my arm was useless.

I am really feeling blessed.
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Member Since: 9/26/2006

My Goals:
Enjoy what feeds my creative spirit: writing, photography, and reading.

Try something new: making earrings and watercolor and updating old furniture with chalk or mud paint.

My Program:
Lose a few pounds, get in better shape, get used to a daily routine so I accomplish more, and eat healthier.

Personal Information:
Mid-60's, dh and have been married for 20 years, have an adult son, 2 stepsons and six grandchildren. Live in rural WI on 3 acres with 2 cats, and an English Springer Spaniel. Our Golden Retriever became an angel April 2007.

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Movie: Chocolat; Big; A Day in the Life of Miss Pettigrew; Finding Forrester.

Hobbies: Photography, Reading, Writing, Gardening, Scrapbooking, Cooking

Places I'd visit again: Colorado, Vancouver, Maine, Grand Canyon, U.P. Michigan, Washington D.C. and Washington State.

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3/30/2015 11:21:15 AM

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OCEANLUVER
8/1/2014 9:21:49 AM

Read your info on your page. So glad your doing better! And being pro-active in your health!
Thanks for re-welcoming to the book club as I am a blonde and joined twice. Lol.
About your bunion question I think it depends on if it's bothering you? If so I would go to another Dr. Just my 2 cents.
Happy August.



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HELEN_BR
5/22/2014 12:26:32 PM

Thanks for the nice welcome to your team!



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SMILINGDEB
5/11/2014 4:37:14 PM

Hi Renta, just wanted to thank you for welcoming me into
the book club. Hope your having a Happy Mother's Day emoticon .

Deb



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NARNIA9334
4/6/2014 1:26:58 PM

Hi Renata! Miss u. Have a great evening! emoticon



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