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Venture, our new furkid July 11 2009 ~ he looks scared here but he is doing GREAT !!

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Mr Wiggles who howls with glee when we come home

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So many challenges in life that I couldn't begin to cover them without writing a book but one thing I do know, I couldn't have made it without God's help, my sweet niece who is like a daughter to me and my wonderful, adorable husband. God has carried me many times in my journey through life when I've stumbled or been weak so I really give thanks to God for giving me the strength to get through those vallies and I especially give thanks that He has brought me to the top of the mountain with two wonderful people who have brought so much joy to my life.

Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ strengthens me"

Member Since: 1/3/2008

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Had polio in 1954, same year the vaccine came out. My left foot / leg is smaller than my right and I wear 2 sizes in shoes. One woman who hates shoe shopping !!

Diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 1985

Diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus in 1987 and suffered with it for 5 years and still have problems at times with the residual affects from it.

Diagnosed with Post Polio Syndrome in 1988

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia around 1989

I've had a total of 13 surgeries with at least 2, possibly 3 more, to go. Four were not connected to polio problems.

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I crochet, do counted cross stitch, am painting my christmas village and someday would like to paint pictures of this beautiful world to hang in my home ~ bring the outside beauty inside :)

I've been working on my genealogy for close to 40 years (off and on) and really enjoy meeting new people.

I worked for the city of Columbus for 32 years, first for 5 1/2 years when I left and moved out of state for a short time, then for 26 1/2 years with 25 1/2 of that with the police department as a civilian. I still miss working there, the challenges of the job and being out around other people ~ and mostly, helping those who truly deserved help and advice.

I deplore dishonesty and laziness and the lack of respect for authority and I am saddened by the death of Common Sense which seems to have died many years ago.

I am a conservative Christian and have no problem helping those who truly need help but I do resent taking care of those who are just too lazy to w

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    Stopped by to say hi. Hope all is well with you and your family.
    3054 days ago
    I think a kick-start weight loss plan is a good idea (I talk about it on my Sparkpage).

    I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. I feel for you. Literally. And I'm so sorry to hear about the swelling in your foot. These problems make it very difficult to exercise. I pray you heal soon.

    And I'm so sorry to hear about the floods! I wish I could help. May God bless you with good fortune here on out! emoticon
    3288 days ago
    Back in 2008, you left a supportive comment on my blog. I just wanted to drop by to say thank you. I have not been the greatest SPFriend, but I'm trying to change that. It's because of SPFriends like you I was empowered to lose 152 pounds. If there is anything I can do to guide and support you, please let me know! emoticon
    3288 days ago
  • v POSEY440
    Hi posted on the polio thread in response to your questions. You are bblessed by the Lord. emoticon
    3479 days ago
  • v KARLY47
    Thanks so much for the commnent on our picture.. emoticon
    3542 days ago
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