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Twenty Fourth Wedding Anniversary, Blues.....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yesterday started off as a wonderful memory and turned into an even bigger momentous anniversary as my DH was laid off of his long time job and has finally become just another statistic across America. Now we are both unemployed. How very scary these times are. We are crossing our fingers and trying to keep a positive frame of mind while keeping others in our same position in our prayers and thoughts....

  
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CHILIPEPA 3/25/2009 2:42PM

    Happy belated anniversary. So sorry to hear about DH's job. Rob has been laid off for 4 months now. Things will turn around tho. Maybe we should have a "recession picnic" together (healthy food of course) with the doggies and take a walk/hike with them. Weather is beautiful these days.

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DEBULACLARK 3/24/2009 9:10PM

    You are in my prayers. I'm so sorry. This is one scary time of change. But happy 24th. That is most definitely something to celebrate...

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Good One Jenny!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I like that, stick-to-it-tive-ness rather than I-can-do-it-tive-ness! You are right though, this time around, not nearly as much to learn or relearn that is. I am also enjoying the weather here in Northern California because it has been beautiful and just made for evening walks. My DH and I have done five in a row and looking forward to the sixth tonight. I find the evening walks help me to fall asleep better at night as well, something I've been sorely lacking.

  


Second Time Around:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Second time around for me, is definately harder! I have developed some bad habits along the way (without using my Spark People tools) and I am finding it difficult to break these, like eating late at night, yuck!.
I haven't blogged in ages and I have decided if I am going to do this right, I must do EVERYTHING!
Track, blog, post, welcome others as well as the obvious things like watching my portions, drinking my water and exercising,
I also learned last time, the more you help others, the more you help yourself, not to mention all the wonderful people you meet along the way.
So, I am promising myself to go all the way and I am looking forward to looking and feeling as good as I was when I was doing all the above.
I will not break this promise!!!

  
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JENNYFAYE01 3/16/2009 8:13AM

    You've made such progress... think about where you were 2 years ago when you started... and all the healthier you has been able to do that the former you could not have weathered nearly as well.

You know what to do, so it's not a discovery journey this time, at least not in the same way. Maybe this time around we have to discover our "stick-to-it-iveness" rather than our "I-can-do-it-iveness!"

I'm standing with you!
-Jenny

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Pain Before Pleasure!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

OMG! I recently had spinal fusion surgery and boy has it ever knocked me off my feet. After three weeks I am finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

It was nearly impossible to find a comfortable position weather I was tying down, standing up or trying to sit.

I am fnally, very grateful for the surgery itself because I am no longer struggling with the daily pain in my legs and the unsuccessful use of pain killers. At the moment I am dealing with the fusion itself. I am finally able to take short walks daily, without a cane or a walker. That is a huge success in itself. I was starting to long for the opportunity to take walks, be it short or long strolls, I just wanted to get back out there and not suffer from leg pain.

I am truly grateful that I live in an age that such opportunities are available to people allowing them to add to the quality of there lives, extending them so that we can share more enjoyable times with our family and friends.

I know now that the "pain before the pleasure" is well worth it and I am on the mend and ready to spark and post on the boards once again. What a pleasure!

  
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GRANNYGRUMP 4/4/2008 11:00AM

  Sylvia, I am so happy to hear you are on the mend. This has been a long, rough road for you and you've been so brave and postive through it all! What an inspiration you are to others who may face this same type of surgery.

God Bless You!
Donna

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Thanks to EVERYONE for your encouragement!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I have gotten SO MUCH POSITIVE feedback from so many people on Spark People, regarding my upcoming spinal fusion surgey on March 10th, I just wanted to thank everyone for making it easier to look forward to a new painfree future for myself.

Since I have been on pain medication constantly for the past two years I am grateful for the encouraging words shared by those of you that have had the surgery yourself or may know someone that has had it and is feeling SO MUCH better today.

That is so helpful because any time this type of pain is at it's worst, one tends to not think of the consequences but instead throws up there hands and literally begs to have it cut out, just to be done with it. It is SO NICE to know that there such is a high success rate.

I look forward to sharing my positive experience with others as well. Thank you ALL, so much!

Sylvia

  


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