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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

To give information missing from my previous blog. Iíve been walking every day since 2007. I believed the story that I could walk every day for the rest of my life. I tried. The story is a lie. Until Christmas Day 2013 I was walking 120 minutes a day, every day. I have walked through plantar fasciitis in both feet. I have a heel spur that needs to be surgically removed. I have osteoarthritis in my ankles. I have had a cortisone shot that stopped my heart due to allergic reaction, not once but two different times. The doctor didnít believe me when I told him I was allergic! Here I am still walking. I can only do 75 minutes most days. Some times when I put my foot down my whole body jars with a pain that drops me to my knees. Yet I still walk. The doctor is afraid to operate on my foot due to my allergic reactions. Iím afraid to see the doctor anymore. I have panic attacks just thinking that I might have to see a doctor.

I ride my exercise bike and find myself starring at the gauges. I cover them so I canít see them. The bike bores me. When I walk my mind runs free. Why doesnít the bike do the same? Thanks for the suggestions. I havenít watched much TV in my life. The last movie I saw was Star Wars. Yes, Star Wars in 1977. Iíll keep trying.

Iíve been lifiting weights for a few weeks. Remember the osteoarthritis in my ankle? Well its now in my elbows, my shoulders and my wrists as well. I read the instruction manual. I didnít over lift. I didnít over do it. Weight lifting is probably out of the question for me. Sigh.

Anyone have a used swimming pool they would like to sell me?

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TODDERICKV 11/1/2014 3:15PM

    Did you find a pool?

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TODDERICKV 9/9/2014 4:35PM

    I miss my swimming!

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1st blog of 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Its hard to believe I have been a spark member since 2006.

My sats are:

I started at a size 22W. I currently wear a size 10.
I didnít walk a minute per day when I started. Now Iím walking 75 minutes a day.
I ride my exercise bike 3o minutes a day 4 times a week.
I use my weights for 30 minutes at a time 3 times a week.

I hated cutting back to 75 minutes from my 120 minute walk each day. Iíve read on spark that I should be able to walk everyday for the rest of my life. My ankle and foot problems are 100% from to much walking and have proven that information to be wrong. Its sad, but has opened my eyes to other forms of exercising. However if you can tell me what you do to keep that exercise bike from being the MOST boring exercise ever Iíd love to hear it!


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TODDERICKV 9/9/2014 4:35PM

    Go 2006ers!

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MOM2ACAT 1/31/2014 6:15PM

    I've also been on Spark since 2006!

Can you put your exercise bike in a spot where you can see the TV while you are using it?

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KITT52 1/31/2014 2:18PM

    I read my Nook, find a book you love...or some people watch TV or movies...listen to books on tape as well...I love my bike but my problem is my private area gets very sore after about 50-60 minutes...

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JUNESHOPE 1/31/2014 2:20AM

    emoticon job. I'm really impressed!

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MEROPE 1/30/2014 6:45PM

    You're an inspiration, and I know how the exercise bike can get boring. When I get bored with cardio equipment, I usually know it's time for me to update my music. Also, you may consider getting a spinning dvd or take a spin class. Personally, I get bored easily, but I usually attend a body pump, spin, and zumba class when I get bored with turbo fire. Keep calm and carry on.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/30/2014 5:53PM

    I read a book also go fast for one minute than stay pace for one minute and than slow for one minute, I am watching the clock to see when to change that the time goes by fast.

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JAMBABY0 1/30/2014 5:01PM

    always listen to your body, I did a lot of exercising barefoot and bruised the muscles in my feet causing Plantar Fasciitis and now I have to get shots in my feet and wear special shoes just to keep the pain away so I can walk and exercise!

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What were you doing in December 1993

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Good afternoon!

I read the Readerís Digest last night. There was a question they asked that was thought provoking for sure. The question was what were you doing on this date 20 years ago? Can you remember? Well I canít remember the date exactly. I can remember the month, December 1993.
I had just been let go from TSP the month before. The company was purchased by GE and everyone was laid off. I was on unemployment. John was still going to the private school at the church. They had collected money for 2 months of his tuition back in October. Starting in January Jesse was going to be paying for half of Johnís schooling. The first thing Jesse had paid for in Johnís life. I was with Oscar. We were living in the duplex in Sunnyvale. My sister Mari had her gall bladder removed. I went to spend the day with her after she came home from the hospital since her husband had to work and I had no job. All fairly benign stuff.

The kicker is my dad was still alive in December 1993. Every relative that is gone now was still alive then. Johnís Grandmother Bobby, all my aunts and uncles, my Mother, my sister in law. Ewald wasnít even a name to me back then! I canít remember but Iím sure I thought I was going through the worst period of time in my life. Little did I know my Dad would be dead in 5 months; that I would have a good job in 4 months; that I would purchase my first home in 10 months. Would I go back and do it all again? Nope.

Think about it! What were you doing in December 1993!

The weekend sucked. I donít even want to talk about it

Thatís all my news.


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TODDERICKV 9/9/2014 4:36PM

    I cannot remember! I am sure I was on a great trip over the winter break.

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MOM2ACAT 12/18/2013 6:19PM

    I don't remember exactly what I did for Christmas that year, but I was working in retail back then, and the holiday time was a very stressful time to work.

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WILDKAT781 12/17/2013 5:10PM

    wow. ..1993 I'll have to think about that....

sorry your weekend was bad emoticon

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KITT52 12/17/2013 4:37PM

    I'll have to do some real thinking I can't remember 1993 at all...I was working then...lol

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Once again I won't be sending the Christmas newsletter this year!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Christmas 2013!

Merry Christmas! Happy New Years! Welcome to the Christmas news letter that again this year I will write but not send.

Gosh I love newsy Christmas letters. I read every braggy word. The letter I love the most wonít be arriving in my mail box this year, nor any other year ever again. Such is life.

I started 2013 with high hopes that 2013 would be a better year than 2012. I always start the New Year hoping for a better year. On January 21 my Mother was hospitalized with a nasty bladder infection. On the morning of January 22nd my hospitalized Mother fell and broke her hip. On February 20th, after 3 weeks of intense physical therapy, and the day she was to go home from the nursing home, my mother had a massive stroke. On February 27th my Mother told me over the phone that she was dying. She requested that I come to AZ to visit with her one last time. On March 2nd I arrived in AZ. A state I havenít been to in 18 years.

The stroke paralyzed my Motherís right side, yep the same broken hip side. She could not swallow at all. After much testing the doctors decided that my Mother would not regain any of the functions the stroke took away. They also decided that my 84 year old mother who thought she was 4 months pregnant was in her right mind and able to make her own decisions. Despite the begging and pleading from both myself and my step father my mother refused a feeding tube. On March 17th at 11:55 pm my mother died.

In June my son John with only two weeks left of unemployment funds took a minimum wage job that was 55 miles away from his home. 55 miles and a bridge toll away. He had to take in a roommate in order to make ends met. The job market is still crappy here in Washington. John is still working the same job and is happy to even have a job.

Kurt had his first surgery of the year in August. After that he has bounced from doctor to doctor trying to figure out if his foot and ankle are the problem or his back. Kurt hasnít worked since 2008. He fell and broke his back in 2 places that year. The doctors now believe his inability to walk is due to his broken back, not his foot. Back surgery is in the cards for Kurt.

Jake is still working for the same company. He is hoping for a promotion. I am also still working for the same company. Iím just hoping for a little less work.

Happy New Year to all of you from the great Ever Rain State of Washington!


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TODDERICKV 9/9/2014 4:37PM

    I hope things are better now. :)

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WILDKAT781 12/9/2013 12:42PM

    so sorry you've had a rough year. I lost my mother many years ago when I was 18 and I know how much it hurts....it will get easier...you never "get over it" but it gets easier to live with.
I hope you have a much better 2014


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Not as alone as I thought

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I was driving to work yesterday morning. I was thinking about all the upcoming surgeries that Kurt is going to need one of these days. He is going to need some fairly scary surgery. Maybe not today, but soon enough. I always, always thought that my Mom would fly in from AZ and be with me during any health issues that might arise with Kurt. All I would have to do was ask her and she would have come here to be with me. Yesterday I was thinking about how I am going to be alone if anything happened to Kurt. I heard this voice speak out loud in my truck say ďbut I AM here. Iím always here.Ē It was like someone was in my truck with me. Right there with me. I know it was my Momís voice, very quiet, but my Momís voice. The words made me cry. They still make me cry as I write them now. Yet I felt a lot of comfort in the words, like maybe I wasnít as alone as I had thought.

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FEMISLIM 6/27/2013 9:33AM

    You are blessed!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/25/2013 9:43PM

    You're right!! You're not alone!! You know who you can turn to!!

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