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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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Traveling a bumpy road!

So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister Véronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 79,418

Fitness Minutes: 78,327

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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DDHEART
1/9/2015 6:19:39 PM

Amen! Had anyone said to you that you would have to endure that kind of loss and ongoing challenges extending far beyond seeing your boy in such critical condition, I am sure you would have thought you could never do what ultimately you have done. Has it been easy? Absolutely not! Would you give almost anything for this not to have happened? Most definitely!

You are an amazing example of what in the south they would call a steel magnolia. That kind of strength is unplanned and the result of enduring what GOD has thrust in your path....and yet....you are strong and also wise enough to know that some days you feel far from strong and need the help of others.

I treasure knowing you.



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DDHEART
1/9/2015 9:47:23 AM

Thanks for the flowers and the thoughts for Raiden. He had to have a chest drainage tube placed for fluid accumulation in the chest (not uncommon) and the repeat chest x-ray after that showed the fluid level down and lung volume back toward normal. It's a long slow process as you know but it is progress so one day at a time.



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JANET552
1/9/2015 7:23:43 AM

WATP is Walk Away the Pounds -- Leslie Sansone's workout. She has 1 to 5 mile walks either on DVDs or (what I've been using) You Tube. I'm not so sure I was sore from the workout though. I think it might have been the fact that I did the workout in bare feet. I should know better.




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MARTYLYNN1
1/7/2015 11:56:21 AM

I am glad you were able to find the article. The program has been good for me. It has helped me being with others facing the same challenges and it has helped me stay accountable.
Thanks for all you comments and support.
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DDHEART
1/7/2015 10:14:26 AM

Ginie, the kids posted some pictures of him in ICU this morning. As I'm sure you know, it's really hard for them to see him with the respirator and all the bandages and tubes, but they say that all his numbers are good and he's putting out urine so, so far anyway we know those kidneys are working. The respirator is a planned thing since part of the procedure was done between the ribs and he wouldn't breath deeply on his own.

Anyway, thank you for the support, I'll let you know how things go. Another chemo in about a week then radiation to get the bit of tumor behind the heart and a massive dose of chemo then those precious stem cells. The Drs. have a plan all laid out.

Thanks again.



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