Dave and I weekend of the "Barnes Gang" reuniting!
Dave and I at Miss Patty's 6/1/13. Celebrating his B-day and my sister's Aniv.
2013 /All here for 1st time since treatment done. Sandy, Cyndie, monica, Christie, Vicki and I
I have 45 pics in my gallery
Diagnosed with cancer July 2010. Went through treatment at Barnes in St. Louis Mo. In remission since Sept. 2010. Praising God for the healing and the wonderful blessings I have received during this time! It has been a journey and truly I know that you are only as strong as your faith and the family and friends that prays for you and holds you up! I cannot believe it - but....I find the whole cancer experience a blessing. It awakened me and brought me many wonderful friends! I now know that ...
Diagnosed with cancer July 2010. Went through treatment at Barnes in St. Louis Mo. In remission since Sept. 2010. Praising God for the healing and the wonderful blessings I have received during this time! It has been a journey and truly I know that you are only as strong as your faith and the family and friends that prays for you and holds you up! I cannot believe it - but....I find the whole cancer experience a blessing. It awakened me and brought me many wonderful friends! I now know that God has expectations for us, even when we are at our weakest and that every day is a gift. That even when we are broken, that we have gifts to share and that we must let our light shine before men, no matter what. I know that prayer is always answered, but, in God's time, and inside God's will. I know that I am only afraid when I allow Satan to get in my head and cause doubt, but that I can refresh my hope thru prayer. I praise God every day for all my wonderful friends and family! I am grateful for the full life I am allowed to have in good health, regardless of it's limitations!
Was a riding instructor, and hoping someday to get back to that when my lymph are healed.
Summer in full swing - boy talk about a rain filled one! Garden blooming and vegetables are popping up!
Spending time reading, exercise, diet and volunteer work as I am can. I workout in a therapy pool and with my own gym equipment at home. Looking forward to seeing my son in Aug!
I have spent a good part of summer enjoying family and friends! Got to see my Niece , Sara Rose up on a horse for the first time. - She is the fifth generation of my family to ride and be involved in light horses!
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I enjoy cooking and am into natural and organic foods. Spark-people is helping me track my food/calories and when my lymph are being naughty ;( I have had to make a lot of adjustments to help my lymph. The radiation and chemo took a toll on that system and I exercise, eat a anti-inflammatory diet and wear a lymphedema garment to help control the swelling. Right now I am Processed Sugar free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Limited Caffeine and on Dr Andrew's anti inflammatory diet. I avoid most grains , eat goat dairy and eat 99.9% whole foods. Hey we cannot control what others cook and I do eat out a bit;) I tried to lose on my own and got off 14 lbs. before I joined The Spark in Nov 2012. It is paying off and my body is doing much better now that I am getting rid of the inflammation!
I love experimenting with recipes and am planning on entering a couple of food contests this year if my health allows
| current weight: 161.0
Member Since: 11/1/2012
Fitness Minutes: 15,992
1.To Ride/Teach again.
2.To get out of Lymph Massage! (goal Met Jan 2013)
3.To weigh 140 - 145 .
4.To Be allowed to go back to work.
5.To get well enough not to need lymph garment, swell pads or massage. (Goal Met May 2013)
6.Be allowed to shave my legs! (Goal met July 2013!)
7.To be allowed to exchange a pro-biotic program for my antibiotic program! (Goal Met July 2013)
#2 goal achieved - I am out of massage!
#5 achieved! I am now out of the lymph garment or swell pads!!
Goal #6 and #7 met! I can shave and am off antibiotics!
*Walk Daily/Land Treadmill 15 min to 1 hour 4X WK
*Water Exercise 90 -120 min 5 - 6 x week, includes walk against water current, breaststroke laps, water aerobics and core and legs.
*Recumbent stationary bike 20 - 60 min 4x week.
*land gym exercise that includes elliptical, treadmill, row machine and resistance machines. 1 - 2 x week for 1 hour
Happily Married with one grown son that lives in Chicago.
Am co-owned by one tabby cat and two dogs.