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Catching Up!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It has been a while since I wrote a blog so I thought I would catch up with everyone. I am having fun with my challenges, 5% emoticon A team is flying right along. My BL emoticon Tangerine team had been doing emoticon and the Christmas Melt of 2012 emoticon is unbelievably fun. I also just completed the Red Hot Heartbreakers Challenge with the Done Girls and am beginning a new challenge with my 60+ Team! Wow, these teams keep me on my toes. I push as much as I can and never compare myself to anyone else on the team but do my best to help out where I can with encouragement and support. My miles and points and minutes will never be the highest but I am giving you all my emoticon !
I finally completed all of the vein procedures on my legs, 5 throughout the summer and am glad for the relief it has brought me. I can walk easier and have less pain in my legs. emoticon
We are now off to find out what some other medical issues are and try to fix some of those. Next week I will be tested for Gastroparesis or Lazy Stomach. The winter is coming with lower temps and breathing issues. My arthritis is trying to kick up a notch and I am determined to keep on keeping on through it all. I am a little wiser how far I can push myself with my health issues each year and have learned to rest when I need and emoticon when I can.
I have finally entered the Facebook age and am able to keep in touch with my kids better. They haven't really figured out the writing letter thing so I will come to them through their medium. emoticon
My biggest dream right now would be to attend the emoticon Jingle Bell Walk/Run for the Arthritis Foundation in Wichita, Kansas on December 1. It is being held at Exploration Place where my 2nd son works and I would love to meet some of my Spark Buddies if they are there. I dream but then think about the cold and the difficulty breathing and walking and the transportation there. I am going to plan and try to do the walk even if I can't get the event itself. It will be a very hard goal to reach as I must rest about every 15 minutes of walking but we should all dream! emoticon emoticon
emoticon to one and all and have a Spook emoticon tackular month!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ENUFF81020 11/6/2012 1:03AM

    Hi there,

You are a super busy sparker--wow!! I'm glad for all of the support that you have.
I need to check on the team threads to find out how your weekend went with the special diet and how you are feeling.
I think you have some amazing goals and dreams, stick with them!!
Gentle hugs,

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ACIMPEGGY 10/21/2012 9:18PM

    Keep on keepin' on = you're doing great!


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MELLYBEANS0919 10/13/2012 3:38PM

    I am happy to hear the vein procedures have helped a lot. That is great! I hope they can figure out the stomach issue. Dreaming big is good. I hope you can go to the event!

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MELLABELLAS 10/13/2012 2:13PM

    Great going! I'm so happy to be on the Tangerine team with you


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FORMYDARLINGS 10/12/2012 10:56AM


Nola. I amhappy to hear your legs are better than before. As for the Jingle Bell Walk. Do it at home in your own neighbourhood where you can control the time you walk and where you can rest. It is a great goal and I would love to see you reach it.
Hope all your other issues turn into nonissues soon,

Gini emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/12/2012 3:47AM

    Hi Nola !!.
Glad your vein surgery is all over with, and you are learning to pace yourself ..sounds like you already have a plan in motion to keep moving !.
Well done my friend ... always in my thoughts and thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blogs and activity feeds .. Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/12/2012 3:07AM

    Hi Nola.
I'm so happy your vein surgery is all done now and you've found relief at last. I hope the doc can sort your other issues out so you can start feeling much healthier and happier.
emoticon on the challenges, girlfriend you ROCK!
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Have a wonderful weekend emoticon

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MISSY455 10/12/2012 12:40AM

    You are very busy with the challenges! I was so happy to see you come back to the emoticon A's :-)

I hope the doctor is able to figure out the medical concerns for you, and you are feeling better soon. So happy to hear the vein procedures helped you. Just the pain relief must be so much better.

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FLEMIDG 10/12/2012 12:23AM

    So glad to hear that the problem with your legs has gotten better. You sure are a busy bee. Keep up the great work. You're doing fantastic.

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KADYSMOM11 10/11/2012 11:41PM

    Happy about your legs and the fact you can walk better! Good luck with all your challenges! emoticon

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EATVEGAN 10/11/2012 10:46PM

    I'm glad to catch up with what's happening with you. Glad your legs are feeling better. The Jingle Bell walk/run sounds like fun, especially if you can hook up with other SP from that area. I hope to see you around a little more now.

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GOODGETNBETR 10/11/2012 9:49PM

    Good luck with the medical issues. Hoping they don't prevent you from participating in the Jingle Bell walk/run.

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JILL313 10/11/2012 9:26PM

    Hi Nola, with all the Challenges you're in I'd have a hard time keeping up. I'm glad things are better for you and the vein procedures are completed. My old "Arthur" has been screaming at me today as it's rainy and damp here and my old bones don't like it a bit. I'm praying for a good resolution to your health problems. . .You're a strong Lady to have to endure so much. . .I hope you're able to go to the Jingle Bell Walk that would be so exciting. Like you I can't overdo and have to rest and figure out what I can do and what is best for me. I'm so glad to know you're okay as I haven't seen you around the Team too much recently.

Hugs & Love,


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IOWAGRAMMA 10/11/2012 8:41PM

    Thanks for getting us all caught up, Nola. have so many challenges going, I don't know how you keep up with it all! Good luck on all of them. Love, Jeannie

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/11/2012 8:29PM

    Wow! You really are pushing yourself these day. Lots of challenges and getting things accomplished. I hope you don't have the gastroparesis. Good luck with your goals.

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JO28352 10/11/2012 8:10PM

    Thank you for sharing! Sounds like you're doing great! emoticon

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