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Getting back into gear

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My year has been plagued with sickness, infections after surgery, now a social security review at the height of the holiday season just getting under way, so Doctor appts to get records & such. Doc says "I'm not concerned that u gained weight, just glad you're still alive". Made me feel less confident about how well I fought infections... Evidently I'm still fighting them & have bone marrow edema too. But I've lost 10 pounds in the past 3 weeks. Not exercising heavily yet per doc orders, just cutting out my less healthy snacks & eating more salads during the week. It's a relief to be able to step on the scale and not run crying to my room & then treat everyone else like crap because I FEEL like crap. I have to work on that. But I'm a work in progress. I'm still alive but no longer kicking (hurts too badly, y'all!). I'm moving slower but standing up straighter than I have in years. And I have bought & am wearing dresses! When I CAN shave my legs, I even wear short ones!! I've bought heels but not ready for those yet. Just looking forward to a brighter future in 2016!! Peace & Love, Ang🌺🌺☠
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    So you can say, "It's not fat, it's only bone marrow edema." There you go!

    Angela, you are a miracle, all that you have some through these, what, 2 years of horrific infections, not even being able to stand up. And pain!?! You deserve great praise for coming through it with your spirit intact and still ready to face the new day and carry on. What emotional strength that has taken!

    Give yourself all the credit you deserve and remember the people and blessings that have gotten you through... you are alive, you have Joe and your parents, good doctors, etc. & Congrats on 10 lbs. down BTW!
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    Great inspirational share. Congratulations on the weight loss! Wishing you a blessed day!
    1732 days ago
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    Congrats on the weight loss!! You know me, I'm full of chronic pain too and I won't go into that. I think of you so much and will always continue to, even if we get disconnected someway or another down the road. You will always be so special to me!! Keep trying what you can and I will too!!
    1733 days ago
  • DAVINA50
    I'm a chronic pain patient too. Too much to list but I still push through! I've just learned to listen to my body and not push myself to far. Not worth being laid up for weeks. It's just made me be more creative.
    1733 days ago
    emoticon job on the weight loss!
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