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Hello and welcome to my spark page. I am starting my life over. These past 7 years have been hell (and I didn't even break a mirror)
I have had a lot of breathing issues to deal with. In 2012 I lived in San Antonio, Texas. My sister, her husband and I went to the state fair. I was hungry and bought a cheese burger off the truck. 4 days later I felt like I had the flu. I thought I would just let it run it's course. 3 days later I was very sick, I thought I had a case of food poisoning. I ...
Hello and welcome to my spark page. I am starting my life over. These past 7 years have been hell (and I didn't even break a mirror)
I have had a lot of breathing issues to deal with. In 2012 I lived in San Antonio, Texas. My sister, her husband and I went to the state fair. I was hungry and bought a cheese burger off the truck. 4 days later I felt like I had the flu. I thought I would just let it run it's course. 3 days later I was very sick, I thought I had a case of food poisoning. I thought I would STILL let it run it's course. I still hadn't peaked but was very sick. on the 9th day when I started having bloody diarrhea. I finally called my Doctor and told him I had a very bad case of food poisoning. he asked what the symptoms were and I told him. he said honey you don't have food poisoning you have E-coli. I asked him what was that? He said that someone had gone to the bathroom and did not wash their hands and I'm not talking urine. I was so grossed out after that. He ordered me a couple of prescriptions and I sent my daughter to go pick them up. I started feeling better but my strength was gone, it took everything I had to try and cook me some food. I could walk over to the stove but I couldn't stand, I ended up running back to the couch. Then I tried to go to sleep and when I laid down I could only take 2 breaths, I would have to sit up to breath. I did this 6 times before I called my daughter to have her take me to the hospital. She couldn't park any closer that what she did, but it didn't matter 2 feet was too far. I told her call 911. she said that it would cost a lot and I told her I didn't care I can't breath. by the time the paramedic's arrived my oxygen saturation was at 77. My blood pressure was through the roof. I spent 10 days in the hospital. I was coughing up blood and no one could tell me why? They ran 5 different procedures and one surgery. They couldn't tell me anything. They said I had C.O.P.D. and that was that. My Doctor took me for a walk around the nurses station without oxygen, within a matter of minutes my oxygen dropped back down to 78. The longest I could go without oxygen was 11 minutes. They had me on so much different medication. Steroids and antibiotics. I have not taken antibiotics for over 25 - 30 years, I forgot about eating yogurt so all my good and bad bacteria was gone and I got something called c-diff. I was very contagious. I was short of breath before I got sick and after all the crap I went through, my breathing was compromised. I couldn't leave the hospital without oxygen. now I walk with oxygen because I lose oxygen when I walk. every medicine they gave me that was suppose to help with my C.O.P.D. did nothing for me. They say when you have C.O.P.D. you feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest. I have never felt that sensation. I can walk 100 steps but I have to stop and catch my breath. once I sit still for 4 minutes I'm back up to 98. I can walk all over the grocery store so long as I have the cart to lean on. My employer started giving me a bunch of crap. She made many mistakes and said I was the one who did it. She really was a bully. She called me into her office one day and told me that she couldn't keep me at 40 hours a week. She said she had to drop me down to part time and she needed to take away my health insurance. She told me when I told you to go to the doctor, I meant for them to check out your brain because you say and do things you don't remember. I was beyond pissed off. She just didn't want me to work there. I told her just give me my check and I will be out of here. I filed for unemployment because it was a toxic workforce and got it. Unfortunately, it only lasted for 26 weeks. I filed for disability and after 13 months I finally received it.

My brother and I are sharing an apartment in Rocklin, California. After what I have been through these past 7 years, I am glad to be back and now that it just me, I am taking care of myself. I see the New Year as a chance to start over. My new years resolution is to take my life back!!!! I am going to make it my mission to be the best that I can be. I will be journaling daily. I have 70 pounds to lose. I have my best friend in San Diego and in November we have a woman conference to attend. I believe it is called Sharp. I want to weigh less when I see her. We have known each other for 45 years. We have decided that when we get to 50 years of friendship we will take a cruise. I am excited that my life has finally changed for the better. I am motivated to see this through. I am eating 5 small meals a day. In the beginning it was starving but now I am good.
I am hoping to meet some new friends here. and I thank God for bringing me to where I am now. Today was my first entire day of logging in my meals. I didn't drink much water. I have been so busy unpacking as I just moved in tomorrow will be one week. My brother is out of town on business and I have been working so hard to get this place in shape before he returns. He thinks he will have to put my bed together and hang the mirror on my dresser. But he will have a surprise, I have already put my bed together and asked the maintenance to hang the mirror. I am truly blessed to be in this situation now. There is a washer and dryer in the unit. I am motivated to getting this together before he comes home. He will be picking me up on 12/23 and taking me back to his ex wife's in Reno. He thinks when we get home after Christmas he will put my bed together. lol but I am also motivated to get unpacked as soon as I can, my niece is having her baby shower on 1/23 and I am making a quilt. I know exactly how I want it to look. On pink material (of course it is a girl) I am cutting out a big heart, and inside the heart I will embroider her name-Charlotte. Then I am going to cut out like a cloud and inside that I will embroider another name for an angel. when it is done I will post some pictures. I enjoy making quilts. I held onto my daughters clothes she wore from 2 - 6 and I made her a blanket. In the middle I embroider what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I will post pictures as soon as I find the cord to download my camera. on the other side I used my mothers robe with the hands wide open, that way if she wanted to hug grandma she could. My mother passed away from a massive stroke on 10/31/09, that is when the world as I knew it fell apart. I am so much better now and looking forward to losing this weight. 2016 is going to be my year!!!! I have only great things to look forward to. When a door gets closed, God opens a window, in my case he opened up the sliding glass door. God bless you all and Merry Christmas.
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Member Since: 8/30/2007

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Thought I would update my Profile. I am here to get into shape.

My Program:
My program is simple. Cut back on the calories

drink alot of water

And exercise!!

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I detest LIVER yuck!!!!

brussel sprouts and lima beans

Lately I have discovered that there are "some" veggies I can tolerate. surprise surprise

I have the biggest sweet tooth in the Valley. That is partly for the extra weight but not all.

there are a couple of sayings I like:

It doesn't matter what the question is, the answer will always be chocolate. and the bumper sticker that says;

hand over the chocolate and noone get's hurt.

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I am doing the best I can to motivate myself. At times it is very difficult, I want to be the best I can be and I know that I can do anything with my sparks

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11/24/2012 7:39:10 PM

How sweet! Thanks for the sunglasses goodie. I can hardly wait to use them! As soon as this weather passes (typical for Thanksgiving weekend, but thankfully without snow this year!) I'm going for a ride!

I just called to see when we can begin hoping for our new Spyder (Sport Touring model) to replace the Touring model we sold.

Meanwhile, I go back and paint another wall!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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11/14/2012 9:47:16 AM

I am so happy to hear from you!!!! I am also thankful that God has brought you through!!! Praise His name!!!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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6/9/2012 11:33:04 PM

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When God permits His children to go through the furnace,
He keeps His eye on the clock and His hand on the thermostat.
His loving heart knows how much and how long.
~Warren Wiersbe~
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Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God!
Έ.•* *•Έ.•* *•Teresa

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