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Thursday, August 29, 2013

In 2005 I was a charge nurse on nightshift in the Emergency Room.I was losing weight and had gone from 242 to 152 THEN My world fell apart- I had a massive stroke(i dont smoke or drink)leaving me partially paralized and partly blind in my rt eye. I was bedridden for 1 and 1/2 years till I started walking with a walker and was up in a wheelchair mostly.During this time I had ruptured 2 discs in my back and in 2008 I had surgeryall the while I was gaining weight faster than you can imagine. I developed high blood pressure and Diabetes and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. I take pain medication due to my back that was worse after the surgery and no one would listen to meFinally in 2011 I went to a neurosurgeon and had back surgery which helped a little bit. I was using the walker more than the wheelchair.Then in May of 2012 I could not walk or function again and had to have major back surgey from s1through 5 and some of my thoracic spine.while all this was going on I had another mini stroke in 2011. When I had my stroke the first time I had to learn to count and the abc's and to write again. I was 1 class away from my Masters Degree and couldn't finish.I can never do nursing again.After my back surgery in 2012 I was a new person still in a wheelchair but walking short distances. My weight had gone up to 260 in sept. of 2012 and I started my weight lose journey. I joined sparkpeople in January with already losing 20 pounds now at 1 year I am 43 pounds lighter .I am in college to be a biblelife coach and councelor right now cuz I feel I could sit at a desk. The past 3 months I have decreased walking ability and am back to my wheelchair. I went to my neurologist today and something is wrong again with my back thus the decreased ambulation. I still am exercising and have 100 pounds now to lose instead of 145-yeah.Although I have a minor setback again I am going to keep pushing forward. I know my numbers and have gotten my memory back and am getting a's in my studies. If I can do it anyone can so don't stop trying cuz I am going to be 60 pounds lighter by next september 1st.Thanks for listening-Love,LuAnn God loves me and I am going to win with him by my side
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