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4 year Sparkversary!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

That's right! Tomorrow April 17 will mark the day!

April 17, 2008 Was my first day here & I'm glad I came.

That is me today. The before pictures Robert ahs stored and i can't get into the folder but maybe alter.

I had jsut moved here to Oregon after my daughter graduated from high school and moved to southern California to live with my brother and she was going to college and work. I didn't want to live alone in that apartment anymore so packed up and Robert came and got me. We've been friends for about 20 years.

You see, I'm type 2 Diabetic. I never took the diagnosis seriously. Big mistake. Plus I was a clinic diagnosed binge eater. this is a serious disorder that falls in the same classification as Bulimia and Anorexia.

While waiting for my townhouse to get painted I stayed with him at his friends huge house. It is 3 levels. We had been splurging on food and restaurants and Donuts galore. I was upstairs at the top of the stairs at the first floor petting my 2 cats and giving them some love and attention. then it ahppened... I had my first and only ever diabetic blackout. Tumbling backwards down a flight of wooden stairs to a cold concrete basement floor. I didn't remember the fall but I remember the hurt when i was trying to get up.

At ER my blood sugar reading was just under 500. That's pretty high. Xrays showed I only had spread ribs not broken but might as well be. I was in severe pain in the ribs area for months.

At an appointment with my first GP here in Oregon I weighed in at 255 lbs. today I am 170#'s. 80 pounds gone. I did lose 10 or so in the weeks before joining Spark People. My Dr. told me about Spark after asking if I have a computer.

I started eating healthier and more like a diabetic. I took short walks with my dog tuffy who is now in Dog heaven. Now I am taking longer walks with my guide Dog leone.

I ahve shared my surgeries and ordeals with my blogging and Spark buddies. In April 1, 2010 I underwent surgery to ahve a Cochlear implant inserted in my right ear.
March 9, 1011 I underwent surgery for Gastric Lap Band to help as a tool in weight loss.

November of 2011 past I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis when my daughter nosticed my eyes were not oping. Today there are other symptoms but they are controlled with medication and IVIG treatment I get in the Hospital.

All in all my journey here in Sparkville ahs been a pleasant one. I have made real life friends and walking buddies and friends from far and away that i would really love to visit. I get encouragement and support and hugs and love and I share the same with others.

I hope I am here many more years to come.

May you all be blessed and ahve a great day!

P.S. this is early because tomorrow I will be busy with 2 appointments.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MDGARDENGIRL 4/21/2012 3:29PM

    Congratulations Deb! You are such an inspiration to me and all of us here at SP! Here's to MANY more years!

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MISSILENE 4/18/2012 1:43PM

    Congratulations to you dear friend emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 4/17/2012 8:22AM

    Happy emoticon. Wow what a difference 4 years make. You are doing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLIAN 4/17/2012 3:11AM

    Happy Sparkverrsary you have come a long way Well Done xx emoticon

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MEADSBAY 4/16/2012 9:51PM

    Happy Sparkaversary, Deb!
You have come a long way, Baby!
What ever happened to your brother, Dennis?

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NORASPAT 4/16/2012 8:36PM

    Bi Deb, that was a really nice B LOG. I love t when people tell me all about themselves that is the only way to really know a friend.
I loved to hear about your coming to Oregon and meeting Robert. Now I know more about you I feel I love you even more. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 4/16/2012 8:05PM

    emoticonYou look great. Keep up the excellent work.

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TWEETYKC00 4/16/2012 7:26PM

    Happy sparkversary Debbie! I didn't know our anniversaries were so close to each other here. You have come so far and I am proud and blessed to have you for a friend.

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MARICAK 4/16/2012 5:27PM

  Congrats Debbie from your faraway supporater and MG buddy. MK

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NORAHNICK 4/16/2012 5:10PM

    Wow! What a great story! Congrats on your success and much more to come!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/16/2012 3:18PM

    Happy 4 year anniversary here at SP! Congrats on your success and best wishes for continued success.

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Quill: The life of a Guide Dog

Sunday, April 15, 2012

As ou all know... My lovely Lady Leone, a yellow Lab is my Guide Dog.

This movie will be out in May 2012

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LINDA! 4/16/2012 11:53AM

    I want to see it!!

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SASIKHASI1 4/16/2012 1:01AM

    I love yellow, black or brown labs. I also like the golden retrievers. I miss my Cowboy dog, he has been gone two years now, and I still have not gotten another dog. I am sticking with cats for awhile.

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L*I*T*A* 4/15/2012 8:00PM

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GOOZLEBEAR 4/15/2012 7:59PM

    That was wonderful. I will definitely want to see that movie. I had a yellow lab, Honeybear, for 14 yrs and lost her to cancer. I still love her so much and that was over 2 years ago.

Thank you for sharing.

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TWEETYKC00 4/15/2012 7:43PM

    That is sweet, I can't wait.

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/15/2012 4:10PM

    Thanks. I am going to see that for sure!

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NORASPAT 4/15/2012 3:12PM

    DEBS, that was great, remember my Wendy Alice was a golden Lab and i first saw in a litter like that. I will be looking forward to this movie. Do you know if it a general release to movie houses. I sure do hope so.
Thanks for sharing I have the link saved so I can explore it more when I have more time. Thanks so much HUGS to you and LEONE. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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55+ get your discounts

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I am an AARP Card holder and am having fun with it. Check out the link below and see what youa re entitled to.

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BRATS4 4/14/2012 7:43PM

    i love getting the fat,old lady discounts.

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PICKIE98 4/13/2012 6:13PM

    Nothing I could see to use,, , but I do use my AARP card when I gives the same discount as AAA which I also use..
Discount tire gives a 5% discount to AAA cards...

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GEMINI-SKY 4/13/2012 8:12AM

    Good For You !!!!!!! I use mine all the time....

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TWEETYKC00 4/13/2012 5:24AM

    Hey, save the money where you can!

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WILLOW49 4/12/2012 11:46PM

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/12/2012 7:24PM

    AARP has dome GREAT discounts for us . Glad to know other SPARKERS are using them .

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NORASPAT 4/12/2012 7:01PM

    hanks DEbs it is in my Favorites.
I have over 300 messages in my inbox because I had a popular Blog. I NEVER thought this would happen. I had to switch of the computer earlier they were coming in so fast.
HUGS I hope you are feeling good. Love you Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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no gas 4/15/2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I received this in an email today and decided to pass on.

Don't pump gas on April,15th 2012

I'll do it! If running low, just get your gas the day before on April 14 or the day after on April 16. Every little bit helps.
In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.

On April 15th 2012, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.97 a gallon in most places.

If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companies pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on April 15th and let's try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.

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CAROLIAN 4/15/2012 1:57PM

    I agree here our gas is 1.47 a litre making it about 7 a gallon here in UK

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L*I*T*A* 4/12/2012 9:15AM

    sounds like a plan.........
let's hope it works!!!
blessings and hugs..........lita

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

I realize some of my friends don't celebrate this holiday but i do.

He is RISEN!

Have a blessed joyful celebration!

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LINDA! 4/9/2012 8:37PM


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L*I*T*A* 4/8/2012 10:04PM

    hope your EASTER was special........
blessings and hugs..........lita

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PICKIE98 4/8/2012 4:14PM

    Hallelujah!! He is Risen!!

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NYKIMMIE 4/8/2012 12:10PM

    Hapy Easter!

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BELLACUDDLES 4/8/2012 11:29AM

    Yes, indeed he is risen!! I went to our Easter Vigil last night.....sat by my sis and her family; Dh and Mary did not want to was a 2 1/2 hour service, but it was soooooooo wonderful; we had new Catholics come into our faith, blessing of the water, lighting of candles to show Jesus' resurrection and mass! It truly was beautiful!!

Happy Easter, my friend!!

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BENTONHEALTHY 4/8/2012 11:08AM

    Happy Easter to you!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 4/8/2012 11:06AM

    Happy Easter!!

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