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Three weeks at a time.

2013 was the year of falls and breaks. It ended with me traveling last Christmas season in a wheelchair and walking with a cane. 2014 was the year of two knee replacements and months and months of recoveries.

I worked hard. My physical therapy was at a military hospital so I rehabbed next to men and women who had something real to feel bad about. That made me work harder and they said if the the "Grey Hair" can work so hard so can we.

So, this Christmas my ...
2013 was the year of falls and breaks. It ended with me traveling last Christmas season in a wheelchair and walking with a cane. 2014 was the year of two knee replacements and months and months of recoveries.

I worked hard. My physical therapy was at a military hospital so I rehabbed next to men and women who had something real to feel bad about. That made me work harder and they said if the the "Grey Hair" can work so hard so can we.

So, this Christmas my husband and I spent traveling in Egypt. I was strong enough to climb sand hills and valleys, crouch through narrow tombs, and walk and average of 7 miles a day. However, my body jiggles and my dimples aren't on my face. My tummy is almost a wide as the Great Pyramid and my under arms sway with the rhythm of Nile.

I proved that I have the discipline but my history with weight loss process stops a three weeks when I haven't lost all the weight. So this time my goals are broken into blocks of three.
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Member Since: 1/24/2010

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My Goals:
58 years old and planning to have a long healthy life. To do this I have to get healthier.

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Taking responsibility for my health
No white or processed foods.
Walking a lot
Lots of play
Lifting heavy things.



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DRKPKING
1/11/2015 8:42:58 PM

Thank you for your sweet comment on my page Beth! emoticon
I am in awe of you
Everyone thinks I have come through so much...but I was very fortunate with my bout with cancer

As you read my blog you will see I have gone through debilitating back and neck discs leading to implants/ cadaver discs and later a morphine pump-- which I have now had for 8 years--
the pump let me resume my life somewhat (less uncontrolled agony)
then i needed a scooter because i could not walk
new drs in FL finally reduced that pain and I had to rebuild my legs in my pool in my new home
i did so well I started palying golf
4 months later-- my knees "blew"
doctors misdiagnosed for several months until i learned that I needed knee replacements
I was so frustrated from the ten years with the back i refused (yeah....)
tried all sorts of alternatives..got much much worse
finally oct and dec 2013 replaced the knees
rebuilt my legs again and was walking, just STARTIng to play golf
they found breast cancer--several areas... suggesting double mast at first, explored more options
then my pump blew but was a long road fixing it-- 2 weeks in the hospital of H3LL (last July)
finally that was resolved and the next week was cancer surgery
that was a hallelujiah event as all the cancer was GONE
they had gotten it in the biopsies!!
thankfully we had tried a lumpectomy first
no chemo, no radiation!
then in dec another foot surgery
NOW back to walking 1.75 miles a day--not easy yet though!
HOPING to be playing golf in next month or so but my partner has been ill

With all the pain and surgeries, being housebound and not able to walk...the cancer experience was the worst, coupled with your bone surgeries???
Id be thrilled to learn what you have learned from the experience and how you think your perspective of life and healthcare may have shifted through all of it

Do you get weary of rebuilding your body each time? I am at that point right now...

Encouraged to hear your positive posts!
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LIVINHEALTHY9
1/10/2015 8:37:27 PM

Welcome Back!

You have overcome a lot in the last few years.
You will find a knowledgeable, supportive community. One of the best ways to stay accountable is to be active on your Spark Teams. Plus, it's a good way to meet others with similar interests.
The nutrition and fitness trackers are very helpful as well.
You can do this! You are stronger than you know.

Best of luck to you.

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LGUTHRIE52
5/31/2013 1:40:51 AM

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog!



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BECKYSFRIEND
5/26/2013 10:51:09 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am aware of the meaning - glad I'm not superstitious! Have a nice weekend.



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HAWTGRANNY2014
5/10/2013 11:51:30 AM

Beth where are you? Hope everything is all right. We miss you in the team and I miss you as a friend. If you are having trouble on this journey, come in and let us help you. We started another buddy challenge.



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