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So where is Sharon???

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

On my three year anniversary here on Sparkpeople, I thought I would just take the time to check-in. First thanks to everyone who stopped by to wish me well, say HI, or leave goodies. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

To catch everyone up, I had a rough time after my shoulder surgery. Did PT, massage, etc. but still was in pain. went off to see an acupuncturist figuring... what could it hurt. Well, I found out that I had muscle trigger points up and down my shoulder and into my neck that were causing most of my pain. I am happy to say that even though I have not total range of motion, at least I am pretty much pain-free now. WOOHOO! I love my acupuncturist and I consider her a miracle worker. Now trying to get rid of the pain in my hip. It sucks to get old.

During all this I went back to my main way of dealing with pain and frustration.... eating. I was planning on asking my acupuncturist for help with this issue too since she is also a certified diabetes educator and nutritionist..... one stop shopping for me. When talking to her.... and I really don't know why but I asked her to help me with my "food addictions". I had never used that term before but I have always felt that for certain foods, I could never just eat one. Once started, it was a full out binge. She suggested I go to a food addicts group which I did starting in April.

This group is a 12-step type group that admits we are powerless over flour and sugar. I felt like I had arrived home.... for so long I have known that something was going on but just not sure what it was with my eating. Now I know and have an answer. I have been off flour and sugar since April and call my sponsor daily with my food plan for the next day. So far so good.... I found out it was not so hard after all to give up sugar and flour. I eat lots of fresh fruits, vegs, etc. so feel very healthy!

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So that is what is happening in my life right now. Hope everyone is doing great out there in Sparkland!!!

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Sharon

  
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WALKINGGRANDMA 6/23/2011 12:05AM

    It sounds like life got in your way. It is good to hear from you. You always have such spunk and optimism. I'm glad that you found some ways to deal with your pain that give you relief. It makes the quality of your life so much better.

Have a great 3rd Sparkversary.

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TRUELOU 6/22/2011 11:25PM

    Happy 3rd Sparkversary!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/22/2011 9:19PM

    I've heard great things about acupuncture and wish we had one here.

I am so glad your pain is better and your diet as well. You have come a long way.

I've missed you. Keep in touch.

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WILLOW49 6/22/2011 8:51PM

    Good to hear from you! Glad the acupuncturist has helped so much and that you are "back on track" again!
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SEKSUNSHINE 6/22/2011 8:24PM

    Hello stranger! Glad to know you are back on track but sorry to hear you've had such a rough time. You'll win and you know you will! Didn't make it out east in March but plan to in 2012.
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/22/2011 8:23PM

    Great to hear from you!

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a-ok

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

surgeru went fine. bone spurs removed, bicep tendon moved. the surprise for the surgeon was finding adhesions. he removed those too and said i would be 100% improved ...woohoo.

right now the shoulder is feeling no pain.... total shoulder nerve block. it will wear off sometime early am tomorrow. then vocodine here i come.

feeling pretty good right now. grogginess is wearing off. will be sleeping in my laziboy tonight. lol

tnanks for the shoutout!!!! i appreciate your thoughts and well wishes.

sharon...

ps. caps takes two hands lol lol lol

  
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SOLUCKY12 6/17/2010 12:46AM

    Hope you're all healed or close! Are you able to use the computer keyboard very much yet? emoticon Ann

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/28/2010 12:55PM

    Speedy recovery, my friend!!!

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WILLOW49 5/28/2010 6:30AM

    So glad to hear your surgery went well :) Time to relax and recoup!
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CHATERJOY 5/27/2010 8:29PM

    emoticon I'm glad the surgery was a success!! emoticon You'll be up and going in no time!

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FITKAT2010 5/27/2010 5:50PM

    Sharon I am so happy you still have your sense of humor. Or, is that the drugs?

Hugs and kittie kisses.

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SHARONSPARKLE 5/27/2010 11:02AM

    I was surprised to read of your surgery but pleased to read that everything went well.

Kick back and relax while your body heals. There will be time enough later to get moving again.

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LILYGAL 5/27/2010 8:13AM

    Glad to hear that you are doing so well. Kick back in that Lazy-boy and just veg out!!!

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MSWEEZER 5/27/2010 6:24AM

    Whoo Hoo indeed. You'll be doing cartwheels in no time. Rest and heal. Glad it went so well.

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WILDFLOWER- 5/26/2010 9:36PM

    I'm glad things went well! Take it easy and be gentle with yourself as you heal.

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SEKSUNSHINE 5/26/2010 9:23PM

    Glad everything went well, and you are home in your Lazy Boy! I miss mine, when it comes time for new furniture I'm going back to recliners! Take care.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 5/26/2010 8:55PM

    Glad you're all done with that and are getting ready to heal up. Enjoy the drugs while you can! LOL

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LADYIRIS313 5/26/2010 8:50PM

    So glad it all went well. Here's to good pain meds until you're all healed!
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Surgery coming up

Monday, May 24, 2010

I am going in for surgery on on left shoulder this Wed. Just a rotator cuff cleanout, getting rid of bone spurs and moving the bicep tendor around so it does not rub anymore.

I will be reading your blogs and threads over the next few weeks but not sure how much typing will be going on.

Have a great upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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Sharon

  
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FITKAT2010 5/26/2010 8:24AM

    Sweetie, Wow! I was thinking about you all day yesterday. Should have given you a SparkMail or something to see what was up.

I'm glad it isn't anything unreparable.

Hugs and kittie kisses.

Kat

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/25/2010 9:01PM

    Have a speedy recovery, my friend. I will miss you.

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CHATERJOY 5/25/2010 7:16PM

    emoticon Glad you are getting yourself fixed up!!!! Take care !

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BZYBOYSMOM 5/25/2010 10:04AM

    Best of luck with the surgery and heres to a fast recovery!!

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JLITT62 5/25/2010 8:26AM

    Here's to a speedy recovery!

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SEKSUNSHINE 5/25/2010 6:19AM

    Good luck and a speedy recovery! You might not be able to type, but I'll "hear" your comments! LOL!!

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MSWEEZER 5/25/2010 5:16AM

    I've had a rotator cuff tear and was lucky to have it repaired laporscopically. Sounds like yours may be a bit more involved. A sister had bone spurs. So I know what you're up against. Totally worth it to have less pain and mobility. Wishing you a speedy recovery indeed.

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LADYIRIS313 5/25/2010 2:39AM

    OOh it will be SO lovely when it is done. Get back to swinging real soon. I'll be thinking of you.


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JULIES_JOURNEY 5/25/2010 12:38AM

    Good luck to you! I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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NURSE4HEROES 5/25/2010 12:07AM

    Best wishes. Heal well, and be nice to the nurses! emoticon

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MAYLINGSNW 5/25/2010 12:04AM

    hope all goes well and recovery is smooth...

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WILLOW49 5/24/2010 11:31PM

    Hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery!

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COLDWINTER2010 5/24/2010 11:11PM

  Hope you have a quick recovery from your surgery and great results.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 5/24/2010 11:09PM

    You'll be good as new in no time! Good luck!

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Lots of April 4ths to celebrate

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Many good things have happened to me and my family on April 4th.

My DH and I were married on April 4, 1981. It was a beautiful spring day just as it is today! emoticon



One year later, here we are baptizing my DS:




I am sure that there were plenty of other great April 4ths. But the only other one I remember specifically was April 4, 2005. That is the day I started my current consulting gig.

SO today in honor of our 29th wedding anniversary and also it being Easter, DH and I celebrated at the church where we were married. What a blast to go back and relive those memories. Then I continued the walk down memory lane by looking at all the old photos. Maybe tonight we will check out some old movie film of the wild party at the house the next day.

Hope you are having a great day!!

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Sharon

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/5/2010 8:09PM

    Happy Anniversay!!!

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WILLOW49 4/5/2010 1:05PM

    A very special day! Happy Anniversary!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/5/2010 12:14AM

    Happy Anniversary! What great memories.
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CHATERJOY 4/4/2010 6:04PM

    emoticon Ohhhh..such a great story! Happy Anniversary! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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MSWEEZER 4/4/2010 5:39PM

    How special indeed. Thanks for sharing!!!

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FITKAT2010 4/4/2010 5:13PM

    Wow Sharon! Not only were those great pics, but this is such a nice thing to do, to share this special day with us.

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Christening day for your son.

Happy April 4th and many more!

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LADYIRIS313 4/4/2010 5:01PM

    AWWWWW How wonderful! Look at how cute you guys were. I bet looking at those photos made you just warm all over. Happy Anniversary .. or should I say anniversaries?
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SEKSUNSHINE 4/4/2010 4:51PM

    What memories! Such a great way to spend Easter. Love the pics. Glad it is such a beautiful day for you. emoticon

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Sad Family News ~ Need your Prayers

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last week we got a call from DH's brother that our SIL was in the hospital with chest pains. The doctors found that they were caused by blood clots and she was put on medication to help with that. She was in the hospital for a week while the doctors did tests to figure out why she had blood clots. DH talked with his brother today and SIL has colon cancer that has spread to three other places already. No other warning as far as we know so far. Tomorrow they will meet with the doctors for their recommendations on what to do and what the options are.

SO.... please remember this family in your prayers tonight.

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Sharon

  
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NBLNBL 4/2/2010 4:57PM

    Sharon,

I'm so sorry to hear this. I will keep your SIL and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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LADYIRIS313 3/21/2010 9:57PM

    Oh Sharon ... I'm sorry. I am keeping you & yours in my best, warmest, most healing thoughts. Do keep us posted.
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ROBALEE1 3/21/2010 5:26PM

  so very sorry about you SIL's health. I will add my prayers with the other. emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 3/20/2010 5:19PM

    Aww so sorry. Will pray for your SIL & family.

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JUNEAU2010 3/20/2010 3:54PM

    I'm praying for her, for all the family and for her caregivers. Healing and health for her, peace and rest for the family and wisdom and gentleness for the caregivers.
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LEELEE114 3/20/2010 3:11PM

    Your SIL is in my prayers. You hang in there, too. emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 3/20/2010 2:06PM

    So sad, thinking of you and you're family.

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JLITT62 3/20/2010 5:42AM

    I am so sorry. Adding my prayers to the others.

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KRITTERKEEPERS 3/19/2010 7:10PM

    So sorry to hear the sad news. You are in my prayers.
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LILYGAL 3/19/2010 1:31PM

    Prayers are on their way! I'm so sorry to hear this.

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MSWEEZER 3/19/2010 1:22PM

    So sorry to hear. Will keep you all in my prayers.

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SABLE77 3/19/2010 11:54AM

    Adding my prayers for you

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NANAMEL57 3/19/2010 11:49AM

    Positive thoughts for you and yours. Colon cancer is a silent threat to everyone. Strength, courage and peace for the days ahead.

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SPIDER16 3/19/2010 6:11AM

    That really sucks...they will be prayed for emoticonto you all

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SEKSUNSHINE 3/19/2010 5:45AM

    Of course they will be. Take care. emoticon

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BZYBOYSMOM 3/18/2010 11:20PM

    emoticonand prayers.

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NOTGIVINGUP49 3/18/2010 11:04PM

    I am very sorry to hear your news. You and your family will be in my prayers! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAGRAVEL 3/18/2010 10:20PM

    I am so sorry about the news.I will keep you and your family in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 3/18/2010 10:19PM

    I am so sorry for for your news - you will be in my prayers.

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TINYC887 3/18/2010 10:01PM

    will light a candle

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WILDFLOWER- 3/18/2010 9:52PM

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MISSM66 3/18/2010 9:39PM

    I am very sorry to hear of that bad news,you and your family are in my prayers emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 3/18/2010 9:33PM

    Will do, Sharon! Prayers are going up right now. This news makes my hurts and stresses seem rather insignificant.

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GINA7249 3/18/2010 9:32PM

    prayers sent to u.
gina

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ANTONI56 3/18/2010 9:30PM

    Praying for your family

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/18/2010 9:24PM

    Prayers said...I will be keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear this!!

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CHATERJOY 3/18/2010 9:24PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry to hear this news. I will be thinking of you and yours.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/18/2010 9:22PM

    I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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WILLOW49 3/18/2010 9:16PM

    So sorry to hear this news. Will be keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/18/2010 9:16PM

    Prayers were sent. So sorry about this terrible news.

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SPARKANN 3/18/2010 9:14PM

    So sorry to hear about your Sister In Law. Prayers and warm wishes being sent your way. emoticon

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VISUALLYRICS 3/18/2010 9:13PM

    Okay Sharon, I will. emoticon

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