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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Just to let my friends know that even not being on here too much yet. I have started walking every morning again and doing 1 block in the evening with Phred the wonder dog. He no longer likes those long walks and with age has decided he is in charge of where is wants and does not want to go. He is happy with the just under 1/2 mile everyday. He is close to 8 yrs old now and get so scared still when we are out on busy streets. He will pull so hard to go back to quiet area's.

My car still is not running and hasn't been since about Oct. of last year. Yes the hubby has tried over and over again to fix the damn thing. He was sure yesterday he had it fixed. So I went to go to the market and not juice again. He is wanting to burn the car up. I have an 1981 Corvette. We put a new engine in it about 9 yrs ago and everything was going well. WE changed the battery, it died after 3 weeks. We changed the alternator, the car died in 3. He did a few things but decided since I was going to have surgery in Dec. I wouldn't need the car for a while and he was working on the house. I still have my son's car to use. I don't mine using it for errands or doc's appointments, but I don't feel right about driving it to the gym everyday. I know I can walk but it is 2 miles round trip and I have been having some other problems so the doctor wants me to take it easy.

The other problem I was having when I did a few hikes was being laid up with such pain in both my legs from toes to hips/lower back. It was like having the worst shin splits in the world but the whole leg. When I walked it was like shocks were going up from both my feet to my lower back. I thought it was an RA problems because it would ease up after a couple of days and be gone after 4 days. I have Lupus and since this pain would go away I knew it wasn't a Lupus Flare up. But I found out it was my lower back stenosis giving me the problem. My doctor said that I had done more damage to my back. To stick to shorter walks and hikes until I lose some weight again & wear a brace. I had cervical spine surgery (6 pins & a plate)on my neck in 2006 and at the time they found stenosis in my lower also. The surgeon said it would start to give me problems in a few years or so. My sister has the same problem and get shots every few months. I am not that bad and still want to keep active, hiking, bowling, kayaking and such so we will be keeping an eye on the problem and see how it goes.
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    Great to hear from you Teri! I'll keep you in my prayers and hope you are feeling better really soon. Oh, and hope your car is too... hee hee. My husband's cousin has one of those cars too... think it's a 78/9, not sure. She loves it.

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    1737 days ago
    Terrific to hear from you and to hear that despite your medical problems you are putting one foot ahead of the other! :-)

    1738 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Hi Teri!! It is tough to be laid up as that is where I am right now as well. But to add car trouble, it sounds like you have done everything possible to keep it going. It must be tired!!:)
    Take care & listen to your Dr. when you are told not to push too hard yet.
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    1739 days ago
    Teri, I hope that you and the car are up and running soon! emoticon emoticon
    1739 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I am very sorry to hear about your health issues :( It would seem impact activities need to be taken off your agenda :(( Have you thought of water aerobics as an alternative? Kayaking and bowling should be okay. I would hate missing hiking, but that pain sounds horrible.. What about biking? Good transport too..
    That sounds unlucky about all that going wrong with your car..
    Hope things improve for you.
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    1739 days ago
    That's not good -- either about your car or about your health. I'm sorry that your hiking has been curtailed for now because I know how much you love and I hope that things improve soon. emoticon
    1739 days ago
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