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Friday, November 21, 2014

Me project I bet you wondering what that is. It is me finding me.

I was talking to a really good friend of mine, she point out that we have onesided conversations. she talks longs sentences I answer back with a few words. I was so thankful so pointed it out. talking more to improve my communication skills. Is that first step.

I have a little game if you want to call it that. This is a communication help for me.

If you were a tree what would you be?
If you were a flower what would you be?
if you were a insect what would you be?

Tree: Walnut or apple
flower: rose or lilies of the valley
insect: butterfly

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CATTUTT 11/21/2014 8:57PM

    I think it's great that you are working on finding you. Talk about a worthy endeavor! Oh, and I don't know what kind of tree or flower I'd be, but insect? Lightening bug. If I"m gonna have a big butt, it might as well glow!

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DEBIGENE 11/21/2014 6:13PM

    Deb what a great idea. I'll play.

Tree - a beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom tree

Flower - Bird of Paradise

Insect - Lady Bug

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/21/2014 5:23PM

    differant. emoticon

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MNDEBBIE1 11/21/2014 5:11PM

    I would love to be a apple tree full of apples, with squirrel, and birds sitting on my branches

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    I like this game. Let your imagination go.

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MARGOH12 11/21/2014 4:47PM

    I think the game is great

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1HEISTHEANSWER 11/21/2014 4:43PM

    I like the game.
What about a tall tree whose branches are filled with a nest of baby birds.
A brilliant red rose whose fragrance is intoxicating with all who comes near.
An enormous butterfly who flitters carefree in my backyard.

Best wishes

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Body War

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I have discovered that my body has declared war on me and it's self. I might be wrong but I think it is going to be fun fighting this war.

My fingers are fighting me, I'm figuring that why they are fighting me is arthritis.
My Plan: try keep hands warm, use them more keep them active.

My legs have been fighting me big time. falls
My Plan: keep my PT app. , do strength exercises.

Stress is another big issue for me. It feels like on some days million of magnets draw stress to me. and I do have a plan for that battle too.
My Plan: keep up with my med, talk with councilor, spend time here on sparks,
journal, get back into doing the things I love.

I need to set new goals, a new diet and exercise plan.

One thing nice working with a PT she works on the area I need work but also checks out other muscles to compare them. I go 2-3 times a week.

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TRANSFORM-ABBY 10/2/2014 3:37PM

    Debbie, you have some great plans there. Boy, I know ol' Arthur. He is a real pain! LOL. Hope your feel better and get Arthur under control soon. Make your plan. Work your plan. Step by step you will get there. Hugs, Darlene emoticon

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CATTUTT 9/11/2014 8:11PM

    Sometimes I also feel like my body is declaring war on me as well. It can be really uncooperative. It sounds like you're ready to stand up and fight though, and I know you're gonna win!

Best of luck to you!

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DEBIGENE 9/11/2014 8:04PM

    INDEED Deb ... war it is and we can not lose the war. You and I will make a plan to get and be active in ways that work for us. We both are sedentary people and need to learn to move our bodies more each day in some way. My 15-20 minutes each day is def not enough to help make a difference for me. I need to do better, I must do better.

Having you as a buddy I think will help us both.

Look out bodies we are on the warpath !!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/11/2014 5:27PM

    i have physio theraphy 6 times a wek and i find it on the whole though helpful very painful.all we can do is keep on keeping on which you are doing so keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I agree with you about the war with the body. My body and I have been fighting a lot lately. Neck pain and numbness, increases each time I do upper body work out. Solution, do gentle moves, no weights and do less sets. Do daily stretches. Back pains have really gotten bad. Solution. Shorter walks, shorter workouts cutting back on number of sets. I have just finished PT for my neck. Will probably start aqua therapy for my back, just waiting for MRI and results so therapist can set up exercises. We can do this, instead of fighting with my body I would like for us to work together.

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My Results

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I want to thank everyone for their prayers.

My MRI results were not as good as I had hoped. From my neck to just above my shoulders I have degenerative disc disease. Really bad arthritis in the neck area they also found a cyst on one of my discs, by my neck. The rest of my back is OK until lower back. I have a stress fracture just up from tail bone.
I will now be going to see a neurologist to see what can be done.

My leg is healing and I am finally able to walk on it for short periods.

My exercising has been nothing and my weight loss has been a 3 pound gain. I have learned a few lessons from all of this,

1. You need to include some kind of exercise with your diet,
2. I need to start taking better care of myself
3. Need to be more active
4. I need to spend more time doing the things I love to do and destress.

Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you spark friends. emoticon emoticon

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    Debbie all your lessons learned are great ones and ones we all need to learn. Hope you continue to improve, hopefully the neurologist has some suggestions. Can you do any of the chair exercises. Any movement is better than no movement. I will finally get my MRI tomorrow on my neck. It has not been hurting as much but I continue to have intermittent numbness in my Rt, arm. Hugs to you and have a good day.

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STEVEN2GO2 7/15/2014 10:57PM


emoticon emoticon emoticon sent your way! I think #4 lesson is a great lesson learned. I try to live my life this way, so later I have no regrets!

That is emoticon that you are able to walk more, just take one step at a time!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/13/2014 4:37PM

    sorry to hear you have been going through all this love i have ben off skype abit because of having my knee replacement done.sorry the news is not quite what you expected but at least you now know where you stand and can work from there.good luck in getting it all sorted out.get well soon,hugs karen

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CATTUTT 7/13/2014 3:22PM

    Sorry to hear your results weren't as good as you had hoped for. I hope they can figure out something to do to give you some relief!

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DEBIGENE 7/13/2014 2:25PM

    Deb don't you worry hon remember God has a plan for you and you have lots of love and support right here on SP !!! Keep your faith in Him strong. Do what needs to be done to get back on track when you can, it only takes baby steps to get there and you can do that. Follow the advise of those that God has given the wisdom too to make such decisions like your doctors. Be smart and learn as much as you can regarding your medical issues. The internet can be a very useful tool. Lessons learned are good tools as well.!!!

I read this somewhere once and try to remember it often ......

" Living a healthy life means a good diet and regular exercise, NOT one or the other " !!!

of course exercise is always the last thing I think of :-(

Take care of you Deb, your so worth it !!!!

love ya

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TIGGZZZ13 7/13/2014 1:27AM

    Every once in a while we all run into "One of those days", we all have had them. It sounds like you have had your share for a while. Lift your head and know that we are here for you. I understand back problems, and I know your Neurologist will let you know which exercise you can and cannot do. Just don't rush it.
Sending Prayers your way.... emoticon

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fitness challenge

Saturday, May 03, 2014

I was looking at the fitness articles and came across the fitness test. At the same time the BLC25 had included the fitness test as part of it's challenge. It has 4 parts push ups, crunches, steps, and walking a mile. Each timed for 1 minute.

I did each or should say tried each test. I failed miserable emoticon . I am not making excusing for myself, I failed. I am overweight, very out of shape, disabled, but I am not a quitter.

I now have a very good starting point as far as exercising goes. In a few weeks I will retake it again. From failing all I can do is go up. This was a good learning lesson for me.


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PRIZM96 5/5/2014 4:30PM

    Trying your best is NEVER a failure! It's exactly, what you said --a starting point.

YOU are a true inspiration to me, Debbie. I hope you know that.


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DEBIGENE 5/4/2014 11:15AM

    Good for you Deb !!!! Love, love, love your positive can do attitude !!! YOU CAN DO IT !!!

Do you have a plan? Maybe instead of doing each of those on the tst for a minute you can do maybe start with 15 minutes each and weekly work your way up another 5 minutes ??? Just a thought.

I am starting the walking group tomorrow and Thursdays and I will start with what I can do and not push myself this first week. I will do my best to ride my bike 15 minutes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.

We are in it to win it together Deb !!!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/4/2014 2:47AM

    i canīt wait to see how you improved by the next testing.i know you so i know you will have improved by then.keep on keeping on you can do this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 5/3/2014 8:59PM

    This is as you wrote just a starting point. I am glad you had the courage to try them. You did NOT fail, because you tried your best!!! The next time I wish you the best and u hopefully you are better in at least one test, a few or all!


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maybe this is self pity or maybe just that I am just so frustrated with things right now I am not sure where to turn. I have been working on healing myself layer by layer. Which has been working. Until last night. I thought my son and I were getting along better but boy was I played the fool. I was told last night that I am not invited to bridal showers, and that I can't go near his home. And that I am not invited or wanted at his wedding. It makes me feel sick that he feels that way, but as broken hearted has I feel I will make it. It just means another family member has turned their back on me. And on judgement day I hope he has a good answer for God.

Thank you for letting me vent. It has been a bad day, mild anxiety attack, tears, and just plain miserable.

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GEMINISUE 3/17/2014 8:29PM


I just found this blog, and I feel bad for you and also for him. He knows not what he is doing. Hopefully, soon this will be only a memory. For him he will live with what he has said to you, for the rest of his life. As he ages, he will know/learn what is right to do and say and what is best to hold in, stew over, and put aside until one is sure before speaking.

My thoughts are with you my friend, I am sorry I was not there for you when you may have needed me most. I am here now. Feel free to spark mail me. I am adjusting to my lost, and life goes on.

Hugs from your friend

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STEVEN2GO2 2/27/2014 2:35PM

    emoticon emoticon YOU can not control him, only the way you react. I

am emoticon that he made these choices and I hope you find the strength inside yourself to deal with this in time. Right now you must be extremely hurt, if you can for your own sake try to forgive him in his choices and I hope find peace!

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LJCANNON 2/27/2014 1:13AM

    emoticon Will be Praying for Peace, Comfort, and that God will heal your Relationship with your Son. And I agree with what others have said -- It is His Problem, NOT Yours. Take Care of YOU!!

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DEBIGENE 2/26/2014 7:55PM

    Yes dear friend it is difficult and sad that your son is treating you this way but you are strong and not the problem. Whatever it was that set him off it is his problem to deal with not yours. I have come to know that you are a loving kind caring woman of God and do not deserve to be treated in this way. He will have to look in the mirror and sleep at night with what he has done not you. Don't let him determine or change who you are !!! You are a beautiful woman.

You are right he is the one that will have to live with his decisions and all you can do is just love and forgive him regardless. Easier said than done and these are def hard things to do but you have God on your side and He will be with you and guide you along the way. Keep your faith strong and expect no less from God.

God bless and be with you my friend and know that I love and pray for you.


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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/26/2014 7:53PM

    oh deb so sorry to hear that ove.did he say why?what does his wife to be say?when is the wedding?he might have calmed down by the wedding.and change his mind.i know that doesnīt help much now . emoticon

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IMPERIODEE 2/26/2014 7:48PM

  thank you for sharing your story. i will say a special prayer for you today. hope things will get better soon.

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SOFT_VAL67 2/26/2014 7:34PM

    so sorry to hear that you are dealing with this. i have had issues with my son, but thankfully since he got clean from drugs over 2 years ago, we get along better and we even help each other alot now.
my close friend is going thru the same thing right now, her stepdaughter is giving her and her husband, the bio dad, a very hard time while shes planning her wedding.
she is treating them as if they dont exist and using her mom and step dad as a way to cause friction with them.
my friends husband has told his daughter he will not even attend her wedding while shes behaving so badly.
i hope things get better for you soon, and like you said, we cant make people want us in their lives, they have to deal with their own issues.

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