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I am in my late 40's and had Gastric Sleeve surgery October 8, 2014. I have a terminal brain disease. (It is called Fahrs Disease.) As the disease progresses, I will become wheelchair and bed bound. I want and need to become a more normal size so a caregiver can manage me without assistance. Currently, it would require two people or special equipment to lift me. I find this distasteful.

I am generally a positive person and a hard worker. I don't dwell on what I can't do but instead try to focus on and maximize what I can. I am certain that the Sleeve will be of great benefit to me.

About 18 months ago, I lost 60 lbs with SparkPeople and by doing a Medifast plan. Unfortunately, I suffered a fall and dislocated my knee severely. I regained all the weight plus some with no exercise and eating convenience/pre-packaged/fast foods.

I am starting over and going to try my best!

Member Since: 9/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 8,793

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I have a neurological condition that makes me incapable of running. I have issues with stumbling and tripping while even walking ... but I am trying!

I just want to be a normal weight/size. No "X" sizes, able to buy clothes in the women's department rather than the Plus Size area.

I need to be a size that care givers and nurses can manage in the future.

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I have a terminal neurological condition. I know that eventually I will be confined to a wheelchair and later bed. I am exercising to try to ward-off the degradation to my neurological system for as long as possible. At the moment, my damage is very minimal and is more evident in my hands than in my legs and feet. I am walking and swimming for exercise.

I had Gastric Sleeve surgery October 8th,2014.

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I live in North Carolina

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"If you can dream it, you can do it." -- Walt Disney

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    1351 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! And yes.. It is possible to get to Onederland and you WILL be there soon. If not by the holidays.. soon after! It seemed like so far away when I started at 262.. and I finally made it. I read a quote recently that said "Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway." So true.. Even though it seems to take so long.. by the time it gets here it seems like it flew. Just be patient and before long you will be posting a Onederland similar to mine!
    1438 days ago
    Thanks for your kind words and support on my blog. He can be a real BLOCKHEAD and, unfortunately, thinks it is cute. My prayers go with you as you sound like you have a lot to deal with in life. But, as Mari-Serv said - WIth God ALL things are possible!
    Hugs to you! emoticon
    1445 days ago
  • v IRISHF
    I've seen LOTS of people walking races. Last year I did a half marathon and saw people walking the whole thing. I've also been dead last in a race! :)
    1459 days ago
  • v THJORA
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Actually got me thinking more about taking it a day at a time. I like the idea of at least trying for every other day. One of my troubles is I want a big long chunk of time and I think of something coming up that I know is going to take me "off the rules" and then I give up on the idea. So your comment helped me look at it in another way.

    Thanks again!!
    1463 days ago
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