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I was diagnosed with a rare disease with no cure in February of 2018. My lifestyle has changed dramatically and my will to survive is strong. I started SparkPeople with the hopes of losing weight, although now that has changed. Not only do I want to lose weight, but I want to do whatever it takes to slow the progression of my disease and surpass the 5 year prognosis I was given. I am not so much focused on losing weight as I am in making the healthy lifestyle changes to slow down the progression of my disease and to live as long as I possibly can. I never quit hoping and take it one day at a time. I still want to lose weight and it is a real struggle for me. Everyday is different for me. I never know from one day to the next what life has in store for me.

Member Since: 12/29/2007

My Goals:
My goals aren't just for losing weight. My goals are to slow the progress of my disease by eating right, losing weight and doing what my physicians tell me to do. My main goal right now is to surpass the 5 year prognosis that was given to me in 2018.

My Program:
My program is to do the best that I can to stay in my calorie range, eat foods as close to their natural state as possible. To limit my fluids and to also stay below 2,000 mg. of sodium and preferably in the 1,300 to 1,500 mg. range.

Personal Information:
I have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension ( a rare disease with no cure) and my prognosis isn't very good, although I am a survivor and am going to do my best to prolong my journey here on earth. I am also the proud mother of two wonderful children. I am also a proud grandmother of three granddaughters ( two of them are twins) and a grandson. I love them all with all of my heart.

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I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do. - Jason Anderson

No one is a failure who keeps trying.

From small beginnings come great things.
-Anonymous Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.-
Lao Tzu

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
-Anonymous saying

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