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Hill!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Yesterday I walked our local hill with my sister.I hadn't walked it in months.I always had to stop twice to catch my breath. I took my fat Beagle Bailey and was fighting him as we walked. It had been raining and I had shoes on that were wore out(no traction)It finally dawned on me that I was almost to the top and wasn't panting or had cramps in my legs.It was the first time I ever climbed the hill with out stopping.Half mile up and a half mile down.My sister said the 86 Lbs I lost over the last year made a difference.
Several weeks ago I noticed that I could go up and down the 7 decks on my Mexican cruise ship with a minimum of effort.
The hill was such an ego boost that I took the dog on our regular 2 1/2 mile walk after the hill.Bailey was thrilled but a tired puppy after our hikes.Me,I went Christmas shopping. This morning I got into a size 6 jeans.In May I wore 18s.Merry Christmas to Me! emoticon Happy Holidays everyone!

  
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MNTWINSGAL 12/16/2014 1:52AM

    Wow, I had no idea! Way to go!

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LOSER05 12/15/2014 2:26PM

    Congratulations for you and Bailey

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1CRAZYDOG 12/15/2014 2:22PM

    Tired puppy = good puppy!

Happy you = priceless!

Good job!

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Weight loss!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

15 months ago I weighed 223 a new high for me! I'm 5'1 1/2.My old doctor said I should weigh 105 or less.Most of my adult life I weighed 120-145 LBS- In my 50s I started gaining weight. For five years that I needed hip replacement surgery I continued to gain.I lost 20 Lbs for the surgery.Of course I gained it back with a few friendly pounds for company.A few years ago I did everything that my insurance company required for A Gastric by pass-I was turned down ,even though I more than qualified.A little over two years ago I changed to Kaiser Insurance,I had to move into their area to get covered.I attended 24 weeks of classes. lost 23 Lbs that they required.On my surgery date(May 19th) I weighed 200Lbs.Today Nov 6th I weigh 145 Lbs.For the last two months,I lose about 3 Lbs a month.This is fine with me.165 was my goal weight.I'm very happy with my new weight. I'm very active.I wear size 8s instead of 20s.I have to see my surgeon plus the Kaiser doctors every few months.I'm off blood pressure ,high cholesterol meds.plus I'm not pre diabetic anymore.The surgery and all the months of classes were worth the trouble in order to be healthy again.I turned 65(medicare) two weeks prior to surgery.Kaiser/Medicare paid for everything except 10.00 a visit co pays.Was it worth it? Hell Yes!

  
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KAREN-IS-HERE 11/6/2014 8:29PM

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1CRAZYDOG 11/6/2014 4:37PM

    That's marvelous!

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LUISE2512 11/6/2014 2:01PM

    Well done, I admire you. emoticon You are a star

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KRICKET57 11/6/2014 1:35PM

    So glad things went well for you. Enjoy!

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Wedding!

Monday, September 15, 2014

My sister was married last Saturday in our other sisters vineyard/ranch.Due to lack of funds we all pitched in and helped make the 1920s theme wedding a memorable one.Bride and groom both come from large Italian families.Groom has 3 adult children,bride 5 from 11 to 23 plus 18 month grand child.The two entire families were married together.It is something to see a non-traditional wedding with an older bride and groom(38 and 47) While the bride walked up the garden steps "Burning ring of fire" was sung.She was escorted by her 20 yr old son.My daughter flew in from her army base to be an attendant.No she didn't wear her dress blues.Everybody wore 1920s/Great Gatsby attire.My sister who owns the ranch made party favor jam for all the guests.We had made 350 iced and decorated cookies plus 134 cupcakes with roses made from icing.All gluten free .The grooms family brought Lasagna and sourdough bread.My sister made gluten free sourdough.Most of my family is gluten intolerant.My sister also made gluten free Lasagna.I think non-traditional weddings are the best.If I can get my son to help,I will post pictures. emoticon

  
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HARRINGTON5 11/3/2014 11:46AM

    How wonderful! That wedding sounds like so much fun. Good job!

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/29/2014 12:50PM

    1920's sounds like a perfect theme. Both my daughters' were married outdoors at a their aunts farm on the Chesapeake. Will look for pictures. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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ALOHAEV1 9/18/2014 5:13PM

    A great way to start a new life together. Look forward to some pictures. And high five on your daughter being able to be there!

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MILLISMA 9/15/2014 9:32PM

    That sounds so awesome! Would love to see photos. Must have been beautiful.

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NHES220 9/15/2014 4:24PM

    Sounds like a fabulous day!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 3:33PM

    How wonderful that everyone worked together to make this happen! And how wonderful that your DD was able to fly in for the wedding.



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JSAMMONS1981 9/15/2014 3:30PM

    sounds like it was an amazing wedding.

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JTREMBATH 9/15/2014 3:03PM

    That all sounds great.

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ARNETTELEE 9/15/2014 2:42PM

  Looking forward to pictures!

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KIM22211 9/15/2014 2:40PM

    would be so cool to see the pics!

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MJRVIC2000 9/15/2014 2:31PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Daughter

Friday, July 11, 2014

My daughter was injured in Afghanistan again.She was medevaced back to Ft Lewis last Thursday.(That kid needs to stay out of Afghanistan.)This time it wasn't the Homeboys who injured her but and officer.While she was working on her Apache helio.He told her to clean up a drop of oil under the number one drive shaft.She had to hang on to the struct with her rt hand and reach in to clean the oil up. Of course the engine was running.The drive shaft turns at 1000 RPMS.As soon as her hand touched it she yanked it out. Her hand was cut to the bone and burned.The kid is funny when she called me she said her bones sure look healthy.
They wrapped it and put her on a plane to Kuwait then Maryland then Wa.State.They didn't want to work on it because of infection.So she had one wrap soaked in blood and motor oil/grease on it for a week.When she got to the states she cleaned it herself and wrapped clean bandages on it.She got to Wa on the 3rd and told she couldn't see a doctor until after the holiday. I told her to go to ER and I would pay for it.She refused. I can't believe the army didn't take care of her hand with the bone showing ASAP.It was bad enough that she was immedatly removed from Afghastain.
By the way,she was told most people who come in contact with 1000 RPM drive shafts lose their hand during the accident.She was lucky that she had such quick reflexes.
I don't know yet if she has to have artificial skin placed over the bone yet or how much nerve and ligament damage she has.My daughter will be back in Calif the first part of Sept for her 24th birthday.I may fly up to see her in a couple of weeks after my son gets out of summer school.This kid is turning my hair grey while she is doing her patriotic
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LOSER05 12/15/2014 2:28PM

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TRACYZABELLE 7/25/2014 3:09PM

    SHe's a good kid and I know we all pray for her safety

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KATIE3908 7/16/2014 3:42PM

    I'm so glad you daughter didn't lose her hand. Thank goodness she is back in the states where she can get proper medical treatment. Thank her for here service for me and you take care.

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MAMMABEAR-THIRY 7/14/2014 9:55PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope by this time things are better for her. As mother to 2 soldiers I just can't imagine what I would do if something happened to one of them. Stay strong. Prayers for you and your daughter.

Thiry
member of Blue Star Moms team

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SHARON10002 7/14/2014 3:25PM

    OMG Ronnie! That's the "G rated version" of what I am really thinking! I am so very sorry and can't even begin to imagine what your daughter endured and continues to endure. My prayers are with her and you. . .

If it were me, I'd get a a congressman or senator involved. That's the only way things are going to improve. We need to stop being quiet about this and start "shouting" to make our blue stars voices heard! emoticon emoticon Enough is enough already!


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ALOHAEV1 7/13/2014 2:54PM

    A little late seeing this, but dadnamit! Let me add my prayers and hugs too. That's one strong daughter you have!

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KAREN608 7/12/2014 3:37PM

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/12/2014 12:58PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this.
I hope she recovers quickly.

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MOM2ACAT 7/11/2014 4:42PM

    God's Blessings to your daughter and her sacrifices for our country.

I am so sorry she was injured; keeping her in my prayers, and you and your family also. emoticon

Shari from the Bookworms team.

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SOAPNUT 7/11/2014 4:17PM

    God Bless you and your daughter RONNIEHUEY. We will keep her in our prayers on the SURVIVOR LOVERS TEAM WALL. Please keep us posted on your daughter's recovery.
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_RAMONA 7/11/2014 3:58PM

    My daughter is here with me and has that same independent spirit. I'm so sorry yours has been hurt... it's hard on the heart being the mom of a strong independent spirit!

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NHES220 7/11/2014 3:43PM

    Unfortunately as we are hearing in the news these days, the VA system is a mess and it will take a complete overhaul to fix it. At least it is getting the attention though it does not help your daughter now. I hope everything goes OK.

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STACYDM 7/11/2014 1:52PM

    Being a veteran myself, that has been injured while in service, I can tell you that the medical services for our active (and non-active) servicemen (and women), are pretty much laughable. For example, I had an ammo box full of 50 cal barrels (close to 1000 lbs) dropped on the side of my foot. It tore the boot, went through my foot and through the sole. Once I got to the hospital, I did NOT receive any pain meds at all. I was only given a sponge a scrub brush, and a small plastic bucket full of antibiotic scrubbing agent. I can't tell how bad scrubbing the wound myself hurt. I was left there for about an hour, and then the doctor finally returned and sewed me up the best he could. Had I gone to an outside doctor, the entire damaged area on my foot would have been numbed and I would have received something for the pain. I think a lot of the problem is that most military doctors are just there to pay off their student loans and not to serve their country.

Please tell your your daughter thanks for her service and wish her well.

Stacy


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The will to survive!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday my 21 yr old niece and two friends were driving off the mountain where they live above Palm Springs,Calif.(Palms to Pines Highway-74)For those who don't know the highway,it is very curvy and has 1000 ft drop offs.My niece was in the back seat doing her homework. the two other girls in front. for some reason the driver swerved and they went over the edge.The car rolled several times and landed at least a hundred feet down the cliff.My niece crawled out a window and dragged her self up the cliff by grabbing onto brush etc... She was found by the road.You could see her bloody trail up the cliff. She has no memory other than the para-medics working on her. Now the reason why I say the will to survive,My nieces back was broke in four places plus the whole back of her skull was crushed.Her arms and hands were cut up from the brush she grabbed to get out.She even had sticks pushed all the way through her finger nails.
My niece was transported first because they thought her injuries were the worst.However ,at the hospital they discovered the driver was almost decapitated. Only her exposed spinal column and blood veins kept her head intact. the other girl only has a few bruises. Its going to be a long haul for my niece and the driver.My niece has a six month old baby who by miracle was with grandpa and not with her that day.My daughter is trying to get emergency leave to see her.They are very close.Your prayers would be welcome. emoticon

  
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INFLATED 5/19/2014 7:05PM

    This is incredible! I hope they are healing with no permanent disabilities.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Keeping tabs on my exercise.

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IRON_RESOLVE 5/9/2014 10:47PM

    What a horrific experience. I am catching this some time after it happened, so I will go to your Sparkpage, and write a note and also a Sparkmail, to see how she and her friend have recovered since.


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BUTEAFULL 3/16/2014 12:43PM

    what a horrific thing to experience, I bet she will have nightmares about it years from now, my prayers for a complete recovery

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SHARON10002 10/19/2013 11:28PM

    Oh my gosh, Ronnie! How horrific for all of you. . .Already praying as I read your blog! Obviously her angels were with her!
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DEERLADY45 10/19/2013 8:12AM

    Oh No! Thats terrible but a blessing she had the will and drag herself up the cliff! She is a surviver for sure! Prayers is what im good at and can do! I am going to church later so-o in N. Michigan remember i will be lighting a candle in church today for her and it will stay lit this week and will continue emoticon prayer this week! Hugs and blessings, Bonnie Let us know how they are doing??? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/18/2013 4:40PM

    OMG, how horrible!!!! Sending lots of healing prayers to them, and big hugs to you and the families!!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 10/18/2013 4:02PM

    What a horrible thing to happen - my thoughts and prayers are with you!

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GAYLLYNNE 10/18/2013 7:02AM

    How awful!! I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. My prayers are with her and hoping for a quick recovery.

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LJCANNON 10/17/2013 11:09PM

    emoticon Praying for all of you!

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CASTIRONLADY 10/17/2013 10:07PM

    I am praying for their healing - both physically and spiritual. Knowing that they survived provides tremendous reassurance that their lives are still viable and valuable. Yes, there will be a lot of work but God has been with them thus far and will continue along the way. I am praying for their families as well.

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MNTWINSGAL 10/17/2013 10:04PM

    How horrible for both of these young women and their families! Of course I will add them in my prayers. Keep us posted.

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FRAN0426 10/17/2013 9:37PM

    Sorry they went through this horrific accident Ronnie. Prayers for all involved, and their families too.

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PATRICIAAK 10/17/2013 8:41PM

    praying

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DLDMIL 10/17/2013 8:15PM

    Prayers and hugs for everyone. Hope your daughter gets home soon.

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DOVESEYES 10/17/2013 8:01PM

    Praying for them and those who love them too.

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SOAPNUT 10/17/2013 5:49PM

    emoticon You have my prayers RONNIEHUEY!
Keep us up-dated when you can.

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/17/2013 3:48PM

    Prayers for all involved. So sorry.

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KAREN608 10/17/2013 3:38PM

    May the Lord continue to be with these girls as they heal. Such a terrifying ordeal and tale of survival.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2013 3:36PM

    OH my! prayers being said. HUGS

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PAMNANGEL 10/17/2013 3:30PM

    Oh my word! Someone upstairs was certainly watching over them! emoticon

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WALLINMW 10/17/2013 3:23PM

  Stay motivated!

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