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HELLO AGAIN ANN-----COME JOIN US ON THE CHAT THREAD--------YOU WILL FIND GRET SUPPORT AND PEOPLE WHHO CAN REALLY EMPATHISE WITH YOU-----LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE. emoticon

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Hello................ ANN................. you have introduced yourself in the 2010 thread......... we have a new one up for 2011......... but I'm hoping the members will see you have posted here... and come by to welcome you......... it's great to have you with us........ So glad you decided to come back to Sparks.......... a lot of our members will be able to relate to some of your health issues..... so you will be able to share and see what others are doing............... Pop into any thread......... get to know everyone................ I'm going over to your Spark page now.............. hope to see more of you..............

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon

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SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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2/19/11 6:20 P

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Hello,

I am back to Spark People and glad to be back.

I fractured my ankle in August 2010 and had two of the screws moved 3 weeks ago. Trying to walk more but is a challenge and also stand on the ankle.

I am a diabetic and have fibromyalgia and try to get on medical social security and have been turned down twice. I do have an attorney and the hearing will not be for at least a year.

Anyone else have had problems like this with Medical Disability? I am 61 and will turn 62 in May.

Ann Bowen

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emoticon THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED....... PLEASE GO OVER AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF IN THE NEW 2011 THREAD..... THANK YOU..

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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HELLO AGAIN!!---GOOD TO SEE YOU POSTING AND LETTING US GET TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT YOU-----WE ARE A VERY SUPORTIVE GROUP AND I'M SURE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MEMBERS WHO WILL RELATE AND HELP YOU---DO COME JOIN IN THE CHAT!!

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Hello....... TRESSWANN........ Welcome to the team........ I'm glad you found us....... We have many members that will relate to you...... there is lots of support...... and great people...... jump right in anywhere you feel comfortable.... You can beat this...... no matter what kind of a disability you have...... Good for you doing the Zumba..... and I look forward to getting to know you better.... and seeing more of you throughout the team threads..... Best of luck with all the goals you have set for yourself..... I hope you will get your Spark page up..... if you need any help.... let me know..

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
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Hi, This was such a find for me. i have been on SP for two years yesterday but am amping it up. I have been diagnosed with what my husband and I choose to call MC for my condition. It effects my mobility. This for someone who used to walk a 15 minute mile without even thinking about it. The last week I can barely walk around my small house. However, I started doing Zumba in the summer. My neurologist is tickled and says I should keep it up. I will beat this whatever it is. It could be one thing, three things a combination or something else. What I do know is that I cannot let it define me or confine me. I believe that being well in mind body and spirit will make and keep me well. I am looking forward to being in a community of SP who confront some of the same issues I do every day

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HELLO AGAIN --WALTER--I'VE BEEN TO YOUR PAGE---BUT i WILL SAY TI AGAIN-- emoticon .
SHERRY HAS GIVEN YOU SOME REALLY GREAT ADVICE AND IDEAS---DO COME BY AND JOIN TYE CHAT----WE HAVE SEVERAL MEN WHO WILL BE GLAD TO SEE ANOTHER emoticon

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Hello....... WALTER....... Welcome to the team...... it's great to see you posting and introducing yourself........ you've come to the right team..... we have all the support you need..... lots of our member can relate to your health issues......

When I started with Sparks...... I was in a wheelchair..... not now.... I can walk short distances...... One thing that might help you is also joining a chair exercise team.....

Sparks has so much to offer....... take your time and look around...... post on the boards..... read blogs..... join some teams that you like.... get to know some of the members.. most of all..... have fun....

This is a life time change...... it can be done whether we have a disability or not..... Best of luck with the goals you set for yourself....... I'm looking forward to seeing more of you and getting to know you better......

Sherry... Team Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!
I am a 31-year-old from Massachusetts with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed on October 16, 2000 and have been permanently wheelchair-bound since about February 02. Over the last decade my symptoms have been getting progressively worse, I am at the point now where I have very limited mobility in my left arm and left leg and almost none in my right extremities.

Ever since my junior year in high school I have weighed over 200 pounds. Right before I got sick I had managed to lose about 35 pounds and weighed around 220. Since then I've gained it all back and then some. At this moment I weigh between 275-280 and I have weighed this the last five years. My real problem is that short of Range of Motion stretches, exercise is not an option. I don't eat sweets or even snack throughout the day. I just cannot seem to lose the weight.

I look forward to getting to know you guys.

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11/23/10 6:47 P

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hello RACHEL----Good to see you here------you have come to the right place-----we are very supportive of all our members and we're very friendly as well----come join in the chat and get to know the members as we will want to get to know and help you. emoticon

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Hi...... RACHEL........... Welcome to the team...... I'm glad you found us....... your never singled out on this team...... we all have some kind of disability..... and each of us has different limitations.....

When I first started Sparks..... I was in a wheelchair.... I did some chair exercise..... and some strength training while sitting.... there is also teams for chair exercise....... some of our members are bed ridden.... and can't move much...... but we find a way to keep moving forward.........

Ramble on as much as you like...... We're here to support and motivate each other..... jump in some of the chats and check out a few of the threads......... Best of luck with living a healthier life style......... it can be done...... We will do this together.......

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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11/23/10 4:45 P

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Hello, my name is Rachel and I've just joined this group today.

I am 24 years old and have been disabled since I was almost 3 years old. I have a genetic disorder that is called Legg-Calve-Perthes. I have had multiple surgeries to help keep me from getting a hip replacement at the age of 18 (and so far that has worked).

Weight has always been a trouble for me because my father's side of the family is naturally heavy-set and because I wasn't allowed to be very active until I was 16, but even then I was (and am) very limited in the activities I can do.

No one wants me to join their team in fear that I will hurt myself while playing and make them liable for it. So I've been stuck trying to keep the weight off while not being able to do much.

Also because of poor choices made with my eating habits, I ended up gaining weight, which just made it harder to work out because of the pain in my hip.

I have now been diagnosed with bursitis in almost all my joints, arthritis in my hip and in my hands, and possibly an immune-disorder (still waiting to find out about that).

I really want to lose the weight for myself, my husband and my daughter. I'm just looking for ideas and exercises that could be helpful for someone limited in my areas.

I can't do Yoga (not flexible enough) and I can't do Pilates. As much as I would love to do Hydro-Therapy, I can't afford it and there's only one place in my area that does it. Walking on a treadmill is out of the question and sidewalks are almost the same. Lifting weights is difficult because I can't really hold them long without severe pain in my hand and all this just makes me upset, which makes me want to eat fudge ice cream and junk food.

So sorry for rambling...hehe. But just wanted to introduce myself and share my problems as to why I am joining this group.

Thanks,

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11/10/10 4:53 P

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Hello.......... KNITPURL2LOSE3......... Welcome to the team........ great to see you here already introducing yourself...... This is the best place to be if you want to start eating healthier..... Sparks has many tools to help you along the way..... best part is the members...... So jump in anywhere you feel comfortable....... Start getting the support this team has to offer........ Good luck on your journey..

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Hello.......... PAULA...... Welcome to the team....... it's also nice to have you introducing yourself......... you have been through a lot.... and many of our members will be able to relate...... there are some chair exercise teams you could look into........ When I first started Sparks...... I was in a wheelchair...... homebound..... now I'm using a cane and getting out much more........ losing weight is a little harder for us with our disabilities.... but it can be done...... Good luck with everything..

I want to say to both of you......... your not alone...... there are so many wonderful people here you will meet..... This journey is not an easy one.... but we have proved over and over it can be done..... and we will do it together....

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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11/10/10 1:33 P

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Hi. My name is Paula. I've only been a member of Spark for two or three weeks, but I really would like to be involved.

My disabilities are numerous. The three main things I'm dealing with right now are diabetes Type II (I'm on more insulin than I should be on and it's causing me to gain weight), fibromyalgia (which is so bad that I'm doubled over just walking around in my little one-bedroom apartment) and a diagnosis of sarcoidosis, which is in my lungs, skin, spleen, liver and probably my lymphatic system, heart and nervous system). I've also had a cardiac arrest and four blood clots and a pulmonary embolism. I was in an accident in 2002 and wound up with a herniated disk in my back with radiculopathy down my legs and into my feet. I also have diabetic neuritis and the sarcoidosis is affecting my nerves also. That's just a very small smattering of the disabilities I've been living with (oh yeah, I'm also suffering from major depression and anxiety disorder thanks to all the physical problems I'm having).

Needless to say, I find it just about impossible to exercise (in fact, I'm about ready to tell my doctor to prescribe a wheelchair for me because I can't leave my house anymore). That and the fact that the insulin is keeping me from losing weight (I've doubled my weight in the last five years because of everything), I'm feeling pretty hopeless.

I have lost about 16 lbs in the last few months, just because I'm trying to eat better and cut down on the insulin, but I still have about 115 lbs to lose. I've just asked my doctor to prescribe gastric bypass surgery and I'm waiting on a call from the surgeons. I don't feel like there's any other alternative for me at this point. I've also got sleep apnea and if I don't lose this weight, I don't think I'll live another 10 years (I'm 50 now).

So here I am, in all my "gimpy glory" (that's how I consider myself at this point. I'm game for just about anything!

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Hi, New here. Looking for friends, support, encouragement. I need to learn to focus on making healthier choices one day at a time despite the pain and mobility issues.

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JOANNAEDGE----So glad to see you and glad that you have found us----I hope you will find waht you want/need here-----We are very supportive-----I do so hope that we will see you on the chat and challenge threads. emoticon

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Hello...... JOANNA........ Welcome to the team........ Well you have come to the right place for support and all the encouraging you need.... We are all in the same boat and have one kind or another disability...... It's great to see you introducing yourself.... Come on and check out a few of the team threads....... jump in anywhere you feel comfortable...... Best of luck living a healthier life style..... hope to get to know you better..

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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Hello all, today is the firsst day I have found this team. I love it. I think it was made just for me. I am sure other feel that way too. I am 30 I have blood disorders and defiencies that caused a stroke in Jan 2009 a psudo stroke in June 2009 and a tia in March of 2010. I am autoimmune and stay sick all winter. I am here because I want the best life for me and my Son Cameron.

As we walk though this garden, that some call life there are many paths and ways to go. There is always someone there to help you along the way some may force you down their path or help you find your own. No matter what path you take there is a key in the garden. You must find it to survive!


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Hello BARB---I have just been to your page---looking good---------So glad that you have introduced yourself--------We can empathise----Come to the chat room and meet the other members!!---We are very friendly
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Hi and Happy Monday morning to Bobbi and Barb. This is sure the right place to share your concerns. Here's strength to all of us to eat healthy, exercise as we can, and to see the pounds drop away. We all know what we need to do, so let's do it together! emoticon

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Hello......... BARB........ Welcome to the team....... great to have you with us...... Your story is very interesting....... I'm sure there are lots of members here that can relate.... Sparks has a lot to offer...... you just need to take your time and find what works for you...... Jump in anywhere you feel comfortable...... Get to know everyone..... and find a buddy to help keep you motivated...... and get all the support you need....... Best of luck on your journey to living a healthier life style.....

Sherry.. Team Leader.. emoticon emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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My story goes back 19 years. A doctor misdiagnosed my back problem and because of his mistake I was left partially paralyzed in both legs. I have balance issues because on loss of feeling in my feet in toes. Since my back surgery I have multiple problems with my legs. A tear in my meniscus of my left knee that has been repaired but it still hurts to walk, they tell me it is because of the arthritis. Then after limping on my left leg for months because of the knee being sore I started having problems with my left ankle rolling over. the doctor tried orthotics but I still rolled my foot with them. In the mean time I found out I had a tear in the meniscus on my right knee. I seemed to be doing fine so long as I kept exercising. However, because the orthotics were not working the doctor recommended surgery for the ankle which I had this past March. After six weeks of no weight bearing on my left foot at all the right knee is really hurting but I have not done anything about it yet on the recommendation of my Physical Therapist. I need to get the left ankle strong before doing anything about the right knee.
My husband is retired military and several years ago we moved back near my family. When we first moved back I would go to the park and walk with my parents. It was very frustrating to me that my dad could walk better than me. Since then he has had 2 back surgeries and I can keep pace with him now but it worries my that I walk the same and my father who is 25 years older than me. It worries me of where I will be in 25 years. So I am here for support because I know losing weight will be a big help. To top it off I was shocked to find that I joined SP 4 years ago and forgot until I recently got an email and was like omg I need to do something about this.

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BOBBI----So glad that you're back------We are here for you to help to support----We are all praying that RONNIE-will be OK. God Bless

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Hello...... BOBBI........ Welcome back...... sorry to hear about RONNIE...... hope things get figured out soon for him......... best of luck to you with staying on track..... hang in there... emoticon

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IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi Guys,

I am back now:o)

For the one's that don't know me?

My name is Bobbi97 been here since 2008 and left because I was having a hard time with some things...I am married to my RATDAR3/Ronnie of 13yrs
and he is the love of my life and if I didn't have him my life may not be what it is today...We live in california of 13 yrs together and no kids so we have each other and plently of nieces and nephews and I have been here for a reason to see where I can end up and getting alot more healthier for me...I am on a walker to a cane and one day I would love to get off of them both plus my meds lol...I know it can be done for me:)

In the last few days I have been so depressed so
no worries if this happens ok I am worried about my hubby right now so wishing that things will get better soon...So wish me luck on staying on track!

I HAVE LOST 15 lbs. SO FAR AND I AM HAPPY OVER IT "WOOHOO"

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Hi....... LYNETTE......... It's good to see you posting.... I don't think you have introduced yourself...... but it's great to have you with us..... hope to see more of you too.....

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GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi Lynette, I checked out your SP and I loved reading your story. We'll have to keep in touch since we're neighbors. Susan

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Hi Susan,

What a coincidence, I'm in South Salt Lake!

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Hello........ SUSAN...... Welcome to the team....... it's great that your here introducing yourself already...... We are a bunch of fun loving people with a disability trying to lose weight and getting healthier..... Lots of the members will be able to relate to your disability...... we have all kinds here.... but we're all doing the same thing..... Jump in anywhere you feel comfortable........ Looking forward to hearing from you more about your course at the University....... and getting to know you better...... Best of luck with the goals you have set for yourself...... See you soon.

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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My name is Susan and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (a restrictive lung disease) for which there is no treatment and no cure. It's a "family thing" which my dad, his sister, and a cousin have died within a short time after their diagnosis. Thanks to a change in attitude about oxygen since their deaths over 20 years ago, I have been on oxygen since I was diagnosed over a year and a half ago and have been able to remain active. Reason for becoming a part of this team is that I've signed up for a Pulmonary Rehab Course at the University Hospital and I'd like to be able to share that experience with others.

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Hello......... LYNETTE........... Welcome to the team..... it's great to have you with us...... you have been through a lot..... and many members here can relate to some of it....... Glad your introducing yourself..... jump right in anywhere you feel comfortable....... the support is here..... and you will meet some wonderful people along your journey......... Best of luck to you..... I see you lost weight this week........ way to go...

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SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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LYNETTE----All I can say is WOW??? I have just come from your Sparkpage and here you are. So glad that you came to introduce yourself.-----Good to seethat you are really working on your weight loss---and "gaining" on it! emoticon

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My name is Lynette.

In Kindergarten I had a fall and sustained a traumatic brain injury. In elementary school I was into gymnastics and that caused ankle problems from dismounts and landings. My senior year in High School, my mother rear ended me, causing chronic lower back problems.

At 23 I moved into a basement apartment with a bad furnace and sustained 39% carbon monoxide poisoning over a 10 month period before I went into convulsions and the poisoning was revealed.

Now I have sciatica, radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, bursitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, bad ankles, a bad knee, myclonic epilepsy, neurocognitive deficits, 5 different sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, allergies, depression, and a few other conditions which I forget (memory problems from the brain injuries, lol).

I'm not the classic disabled person because many of my problems are not readily apparent. Some people have said I can't be disabled in the neurological department because I'm not a drooling vegetable, but I point out that if Einstein had a brain injury, he'd still be more brilliant than most of us could ever aspire. I'm no Einstein, but I've always been brainy.

After the carbon monoxide poisoning, I went to school and got a degree as a paralegal with the help of Vocational Rehabilitation, only to discover that due to the local culture, there are too many lawyers with more being cranked out by competing law schools 45 miles apart, so most lawyers don't hire paralegals because they can get a just out of law school lawyer for practically the same money.

I did a stint as a volunteer at Utah Legal Services, in their public benefits unit, where I helped prepare disability claims for hearings with Social Security. Then I became a claimant myself.

I started back at the gym on June 11, and since then I've only missed 7 days working out. I go to Boot Camp twice a week, and Water Aerobics twice a week. I push myself hard, probably more than I should.

Last week I tried to get the local SP to go for a hike, but no one showed. I misunderstood the trail guide, because I was not hiking to the end of the trail and that through off all the data. I expected a 1.5 mile (one way)hike with 1100 feet elevation gain, figuring it would take me 3 hours. The hike turned out to be nearly the full distance of 2.5 (one way) and 3000 feet of elevation gain. And the trail was not dirt, as described, but full of fist sized rocks. Basically it was like going up a steep slide for 3 hours, turning around around and going down the slide for 3 more hours! A wiser person would have called it quits, but I'm nothing if not determined. So now I'm dealing with the aftermath - a dieing toenail and some ankle pain.

Lesson learned: if you feel like turning around in the first 15 minutes and finding an easier trail LISTEN!



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Hello...... PEACELY......... Welcome to the team...... this is one place where you will get support...... and lots of motivation.... you will meet many friends....... on your Spark page is a place where you can blog if you want to.....

. also I started out here in a wheelchair...... there are many cardio things you can do while sitting... or standing.. there is also teams for sitting while doing exercises....

I too take Metformin........ Just keep posting and getting involved with the team...... this site is big and has many things to find....... take your time.... check things out slowly and see if it's something you want to do...... there is nutrition tracker... and on your fitness page things you can try...

All across the top of the page...... are things you can have a look at...... or go to your "start" page... which is under "tool" at the top.... Good luck on your journey to living a healthier life style....

Sherry.. Team Leader. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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PEACELY-----I see that you have already introduced yourself------Now you will find that a number of our members are in wheelchairs and have exercise programs that help------There are lots of chair exercies and our members are more than willing to help you!!-----Come on over to the 'September Chat' We'd love to see you!!

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I am also in my 1st 24 hours on here and yes it is a lot to take in! I really need a buddy I think or some good people to support me! I am Type 2 Diabetes. I started taking Metformin 6 months ago and it was just increased so I have to do more. Not sure where to start blogging so I wrote this to get a discussion going. I will need loads of support!!!!! I am currently in a wheelchair due to Fibromyalgia and severe Osteoarthritis of the back. Unable to do many exercises that I cannot sit to do. I am pretty much home-bound due to transportation issues in my rural community. I am looking for low carb, sugar free recipes to add to my meal planner. There are so many on the recipe page that it is overwhelming!!!!!! I need menu planning help also. I have severe allergy induced asthma.

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I think the page is up. Still learning this but it shouldn't take too long.

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Hello......RENATELYNNE........ Welcome to the team...... I can relate to being in the hospital for 8 months.... then being in a wheelchair for almost 2 years.... learning to walk all over again...

. Now I'm also out of my wheelchair... and have been using only a cane to walk.... it's slow and takes time...... but you will get there....... I hope you will consider getting your Spark page up...... so we can come by and better support you..

Good luck on your journey to living a healthier life style...... Come on by and check out a few of the team threads......... It's great to have you with us...

Sherry... Team Leader.. emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi I just joined.

Short story. Feb 2008 surgery to get knee replacement. Got MRSA staph. 7 more surgeries, 8 months in bed and 18 months in wheelchair, 9 months learning to walk again and here I am.

Still have daily pain and can only do so much but trying to increase as fast as I can without injuring myself.

Joined on recomendation of spectrum trainer that is helping us at work on food choices.

Very overweight which doesn't help the knee but working at being healthy more than just losing the weight.

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Hello kim....... Welcome to the team...... it's great to have you joining us........ I hope you will drop in and check out a few of the team threads...... we are all like family here...... and in the same boat.... so to speak...... We are fighters..... and never give up....... the support is great....... best of luck living a healthier life style.......

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hello KIM!!!How great to see you introducing yourself to the team-----Hope to see more of you. I'm sure that with your positive attitude you will make your goal!! emoticon emoticon to the team!!

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Greetings, all. My name is Kim and I live near Salt Lake City Utah. I was diagnosed with MS in early '08 and did ok after it remitted later that year. This year however, I had a nasty relapse and more of the problems have stayed with me this time. My legs are weak, which affects my walking, and cognitive issues affected my working, which I was let go from. I am currently awaiting an SSDI decision.

My exercise consists of a pedally thing while sitting, and an occasional Tai Chi dvd. I also have T2 diabetes and all the fun stuff that goes with it. I take way more pills than I want to, and I am gearing up to get serious about getting rid of 30 lbs. Nice to "meet" you all.

~Kim in Utah

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Hello...... RHONDA........ Welcome to the team........ great to have you with us..... Nice to see you already here introducing yourself......Looking forward to seeing more of you throughout the team threads....... Best of luck with living a healthier life style...

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi my name is rhonda I am new to the team but not new to spark...i'm leader in getting fit to be healthy www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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emoticon to our new STAR members emoticon emoticon ,glad to meet you. emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana
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Your welcome PSTAR.......... Also welcome to ELOWYNSTAR....... Two stars.......Sparks has lots of wonderful things..... you need to check it out slowly..... and find what works for you...

The nutrition tracker is great....... and if you check your fitness page...... there are some sit down exercises.... and other strength training.... either one of you might be able to do...

Most of all...... jump in anywhere and have fun...... we are like family here...... and all of us has one kind or another disability.... or more..... but we're all the same in trying to lose weight... and live a healthier life style...

The support is great...... I'm looking forward to getting to know both of you better..... and I hope to see you around the team threads more...

Best of luck to you both........

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Welcome! This is my first week, too... my kids are 16 and 11, and I'm recovering from a serious illness that limited my movement, too. I'm still dealing with arthritis, as well...

I have found SP to be very helpful in my planning, and outlook regarding my health. I hope it helps you too!

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Hello everyone..I'm new to all this and still exploring the site. I'm going to be 50 in September and I have a 19yr old daughter and 12 yr old son. My husband has health issues and hasn't been able to work for about 8 yrs now. Besides being overweight for most of my life, I also broke my leg and tore tendons and ligaments in my ankle so I have a hard time doing some exercises. I love to walk but sometimes it can be very painful. I'm hoping to get some help and support with my latest diet effort. Thanks Sherry for your kind welcome!

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Hi.... SUZY....... Welcome to the team....... it's great to see you already introducing yourself..... there is lots of support here...... and I'm sure many of our members will be able to relate to balance issues..... I have never heard of syringomyelia........ but there are a lot of other illnesses I have never heard of...... We have a mixed pot here..... Jump in anywhere...... Good luck with living a healthier life style.....

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SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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Hello SUZY---So very glad to see you introducing yourself to the team-----I can pronounce your problem----but you with "Weeble-Wobble"-----many of us have the same problem and with all the support we have -----I'm sure you will get great help------I'll bet someone will even have a way to cut and clean the veggies emoticon ----------#Again---welcome to the team emoticon


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Hello everyone, I am Suzy (I'm thinking of coming up with a cute screen name). I am 50 and was diagnosed in 1996 with syringomyelia. Ever heard of it?? It has left me with some left side paralysis, a trach, and very poor balance. Other than that one problem I am overall healthy.....except for my weight. My two biggest challenges are cutting and cleaning all those good veggies and safe exercises...Weebles Wobble, Suzy falls down.

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Hi........ ELOWYNSTAR......... Welcome to the team........ it's great to have you with us........ I'm happy to see you already here introducing yourself........ We have lots of support..... and many members that will relate to you....... jump in anywhere you feel comfortable.... and get to know the team....... Good luck with living a healthier life style...... See you soon..

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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ELOWYNSTAR----Hello there!!!----We are so glad that you found us and that you are here-----We are a very supportive group and very friendly-------will get to know you detter, I'm sure-----Great that your MD recommended us-----We are proud of that reputation.---Happy to see that you are introducing yourself-----now come on and join in our chat and challenges. emoticon

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Hello!

I am a 41 year old who has been in remission from myasthenia gravis for less than a year. I also have osteoarthritis, am pre-diabetic, and have some funky allergies (e.g. to band-aid adhesive, to the sun, etc.). Anyway... my doctor recommended this site as I try to lower my weight and rebuild my muscle strength, and I am so glad to be here!

I have been married for 20 years, and have a 16 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. I teach special education at the elementary school level, and enjoy swimming, the internet, reading, painting, and animals.



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Hello.... MEREDITH.......... Welcome to the team....... great to have you with us....... You can check out your fitness page....... under fitness and cardio.... there are some sit down exercises to do...... also Sparks has some chair exercise teams you could check out....

We have many members in that are bed ridden or in wheelchairs...... and some have advanced to walkers or canes.... but we have all kind of disability's here.....

Jump in anywhere and get to know the team...... ask questions or if you need help with anything.... Please don't hesitate to ask......

Good luck with all your goals........ I'm looking forward to getting to know you better..... and seeing you around the team threads more..

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

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SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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Hello! I'm a 26 year old female from North Texas with Spina Bifida. I have around T12/13 paralysis with full upper body ability. Not necessarily strength, but that's the point of working out, right? So, SparkPeople doesn't exactly have a quick and easy way to search for exercises in their demos that are wheelchair friendly. Can you guys help me out with a listing of some of the ones I should add to my workout routine on here? I'm already walking (rolling...haha) from one end of my block and back on the sidewalk at least 3, sometimes 4 times per week. Takes me about 15 minutes or so and according to Google maps, it's about 0.4 miles roundtrip. Plus, I have some "adjustable" dumbbells I got at Walmart. Bars where you can add any combination of one- and/or two-pound discs to them. So that's my starting point. Thanks!

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DIANA---Great to see you------Glad that you decided to introduce yourself to the team----Hope to see you posting more on the chat thread and joining in with our chatter emoticon

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Hi....... DIANA........ Welcome to the team....... great that you dropped in to introduce yourself...... I hope you will check out our team threads...... and join in anywhere....... We are very friendly and have lots of support to give you..... Good luck living a healthier life style..... looking forward to getting to know you better......

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hello team! I am Diana and I am a 49 year old wife and a mom to 3 beautiful children. I have CHF
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Hello TINA----Great to see you introducing yourself already----As SHERRY has said----there are many who can and will---relate to you.------It is a difficult thing to manage----but you will-----and you will have some of the best company "along the way"!-----Come join in===we're here for you!! emoticon emoticon

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Hi TINA........... Welcome to the team..........it's great to see you already introducing yourself...... you have come to the right place........ lots of members here can relate to you....... and everyone is very friendly....... jump right in anywhere you feel comfortable..... and get to know everybody...... the support is here... we are very happy to have you joining us........ I hope to see lots more of you....... and get to know you much better....... Good luck with all your goals....

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Hi everyone. I'm 49 and have fibromyalgia. This time last year I was coming out of a looooong period of stress and strife and was very unwell, in a lot of pain and very overweight and out of condition.
This year has been somewhat better and I am learning to manage my condition, and responses to stress a little better. It turns out that somewhere in the last few months I lost 2 stone. It is due to a number of factors including changing meds and moving a little more.
Hoping to continue to greater heights with sparkpeople and looking forward to having some good company along the way.
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Hello DENISE-----Welcome again ------we are glad to have you-----I hope you will like it here---we're a good group and be glad to see you on the threads.

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Hi..... DENISE........ Welcome to the team....... I'm happy to see you already here introducing yourself........ Check out some of the threads..... and jump right in........ the support here is awesome..

When I was still in my wheelchair.... I did cardio and now I try to walk...... I can't go far.... but it helps.... Check out your fitness page..... there is all kinds of cardio you can do...... Best of luck...... I hope to see more of you.... and get to know you better...

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Hey team!

I hear with a cochlear implant and have a hearing assistance/balance assist dog named Chloe. I'm a teacher, and am finishing up my MS degree this year.

I am learning how to exercise in this heat since it makes my balance much worse... I'm very open to ideas!
I need cardio fitness that can be done at home. Last night I walked, (rather, Chloe walked ME), but we had to do so at 9 PM!

Denise (and Chloe)
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Hi LORRIE......... Welcome to the team....... we have a lot of members that will be able to relate to you........ When I first started Sparks I was in a wheelchair....... I did cardio and some strength training...... check your fitness page.... and you might find something that will work for you.....

Jump in anywhere....... and start getting the great support this team has to offer....... good luck with living a healthier life style...... looking forward to seeing more of you..

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Welcome to the team and it's good to have you with us.
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HI EVERYONE MY NAME IS LORRIE AND I AM 39 AND I HAVE CEREBRAL PALSEY I CAN WALK BUT CAN NOT WALK BY MYSELF I USED TO BE ABLE TO WALK BY MYSELF BUT I GAINED TO MUCH WEIGHT SO NOW MY GOAL IS TO FIND EXERCISES I CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN MY LEGS AND LOOSE THIS WEIGHT SO I WILL BE ABLE TO DO THINGS FOR MYSELF AGAIN WITHOUT HELP ANYONE WITH SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANKS AND GOD BLESS LORRIE

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Hi JULIE......... Welcome to the team......... I'm glad to see you here introducing yourself...... there are a lot of members that will be able to relate to some of the things your going through...... the support is always here...... I also have a hard time standing for any period of time...... but I'm on my feet and that's great....... stick around and get to know everyone.... jump in anywhere you feel comfortable...... I hope to see more of you and get to know you better........... Good luck on your journey........ if you need help...... we're here..

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IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi! My name is Julie. I am 38 and I've struggled with my weight since I was little. In 2006 I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis and femoral neuropathy of my left hip and lumbar radiculopathy. It made me lose my job of almost 19 years at Wal-Mart. I am now on disability and I am working very part-time as a medical transcriptionist. I'd like to be able to do it more but I have a hard time sitting for long periods of time (harder time being on my feet for long periods of time).

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Hello...... SUSAN...... and........ KARIANNE........ Welcome to the team......... it's great to have you both with us...... We all have a disability and joining this team was your first step....... The support is great....... Sparks has all kinds of tools to help you on your journey to living a healthier life style....... You might want to check out the cardio.... lots of things you can do sitting..... I understand the pain all the time.... and know the extra weight does not help....... Good luck to you both......... hang in there and take baby steps...... You are never alone here........ Jump in any time...... someone is always here to talk with..

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IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi everyone! Welcome to the Team. We are a caring and compassionate group and you'll get plenty of support and encouragement as you post with us. There are some wonderful tools, articles, videos and teams to inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals.

There is a Chair Exercise Team that may be of interest to some of you. It is excellent for those of us with limited mobility. Consider this your invitation to join if you like.

First set your goals. Don't be too agressive with them so you don't get frustrated and disappointed. They can always be modified. Second, start slow, taking it one step at a time to establish new habits. A perfect example is drinking water instead of soda or juice. You'll be surprised what a difference such a little change can make.

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Hi everyone! My name is Susan. I'm 38 and single. I was born with hip dysplasia that wasn't caught for a while. I've had 8..yes 8 hip replacement on my left hip. The last one was in January, it hasn't gone well. It dislocates, I lost almost 2" in length in my leg (it was already shorter). I also have scoliosis and lower back problems plus arthritis in a few places. As most of you probably know it's hard to do much of anything when your in pain all the time. When you don't do much, you gain weight. Once you gain weight it's harder to get around. So here I am, I don't talk about how I feel to my family much. They have enough to deal with putting up with me. I'm open to your frienship, advise and support and I'll give the same to you.

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I'm Karianne. I'm 21 years old and I was born with Vitamin D deficiancy Rickets. My body doesn't have any Vitamin D at all. I just had surgery last June (last one with the Shriners as I am 21 and they stop there) and of coursed gained even more weight that I didn't need. But I needed the surgery so I didnt have to have a total knee replacement in the near future. I need to lose this weight and get it off my bones so I can stop hurting them.

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Good for you DIANA........ 30 minutes is along time.... you will get it figured out... and that water walking is great for exercise..... I wish they had a pool in this small town.... emoticon Keep going for it..

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Thanks Sherry, did my first 30 minutes of water walking last night and boy am I sore. Going to have to back down a little more and take it slow.



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Hip Issues 02/23/2014

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Hello DIANA......... Welcome to the team..... it's great to have you here......... Swimming is great exercise...... and I find it easier then most of them..... When I start Sparks I was in a wheelchair.... and now I only use a cane..... The support here is wonderful....... and you will meet some great friends also....... Best of luck with your goals you have set for yourself....... Just jump in anywhere you feel comfortable......

Sherry.. Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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Welcome to PJ and Barb, & others..... It's nice to meet you both and hope that you will have fun and make new friendships.

Barb- I know what you mean with health issues. I had inherited my HBP, migraine headaches from both my parents. My doctors put me on disability, b/c of prolong standing causes my feet to swell up like balloons and diabetes. No one else has diabetes and we're trying to find out how I got it. I have had foot problems since I was 14 and too many surgeries I've had to try to correct the problem and what has caused it.

Well, I had better stop here. Anyway, It's good to have all new members. Talk to you soon, take care, enjoy and have a good upcoming week. Good luck


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