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Last year I had Congested Heart Failure. I had five stints put in. They lost me one time on the operating table, but God is Good. I experienced being in a coma for a little over a week after the surgery. The doctors told my daughter to get the family together because I was not going to make it, and if I did I would be disabled the rest of my life. When I woke up, I was in a retarded state. I did not know who I was or where I was or why. But I knew I daughter and My grandson, who stayed close to Grandma during that time. He is my first grandchild. After a month and a half I was finally released. My mind was better, but I couldn't walk without assistance and I could not remember, only what was happening right then. But "God is Good All The Time, and All The Time God is Good." I didn't know if I would ever be back to my norm again, but I was going to walk in faith and trust and believe. I was determined to give it my all. God is not going to bring you to it, not to bring you through it. So everyday I got out of bed, got myself together and met the goals I had set for that day. They were small at first, like combing my hair, or giving myself a bath(which were simple things that were really hard for me) but if it took half the day I would do it. I went from having to have everything done for me to doing everything for myself. When I first came home I was in a wheelchair, then I had a walker, now I use a cane, next on my own. I won't need the cane, my faith was strong before this happened, but it has gotten stronger. My doctors were surprised and that motivated me more. I still walk with a cane but one of my goals is to go for a run down the street. I am not bitter, because life happens, and when it does I feel that your attitude, belief in yourself, determination and your faith in God can heal all. Getting my health and strength back has been an uphill battle. When it gets hard and I start to get depressed, I think of all the positives and keep moving.
I have Diabetes as well as heart issues. When I came out of the hospital last year I was taking 16 different meds everyday, including insulin. I now take 10 including the insulin. GOAL: Manage all around health so that I don't have to take medication any more!
I joined SparkPeople. This site has everything and some extra to teach me how to live a healthier life. I plan to participate everyday and learn all I can.
I am originally from North Carolina. I have five children and 15 grands.(10 boys/5 girls)
I am a Child of God and I love him first in ALL things. I love people, smiling, gardening, fishing , and The Pittsburgh Steelers.
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