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Hi I am Sandi, 57 yr old, married, 5 children, and 13 grandchildren. Unfortunately they are all in MI, where we moved from to Mesa AZ 5 years ago.

I am restarting the program as I have been MIA for quite some time. My goal is 155lbs- that means I need to loose
20-25 lbs.

Unfortunately I have fibromyalgia, diabetes,and multiple medical issues, accompanied by genetic depression. In my illness. God led me to lead a disability group at my church, and encourage others who have fibromyalgia, and other disabilities.

I had knee surgery the beginning of 2008, and developed RSD( look up in Medical term section) and I am on a medicine for that , that has caused me to regain lost weight. It is a side effect of the medication, Neurontin. I must choose to be heavier than I want and in severe pain requiring narcotics, or use the medication and have a little " belly pad".

I will give God all the Glory for what He does in and through me using Spark People, and starting a forum, called Christians with fibromyalgia. I praise God for leading me to this site.I am a born again Christian and go to a Bible believing evangelical church.

I was born again at age 22yrs - at least that is when I made Christ, Lord of my life. I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus, as my Savior ,and did not understand the Lordship part.until I was 22yrs old.

In Sunday school at age 6, we were singing a song " Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus, come in today, come in to stay, come into my heart, Lord Jesus". So I would say I was saved then at age 6 and rededicated my life and was baptised at age 22.

Praise be to God that He loved me so much that He sent His one and only Son down from heaven,
Jesus Christ, to die for me. I know for sure when I die, I will go to heaven and be with God and Jesus Christ forever.

Again Praise God for His GRACE- God's riches at Christ expense", for it is by grace I am saved, not by works that I would boast. If I boast , according to Scripture, I am to boast about my weakness and how God has seen me through all sorts of trials and tribulations, to conform me into being like His Son-Jesus Christ.

If anyone reading this wants to know how they can know without a doubt, that they will go to heaven, please feel free to post on Christians with Fibromyalgia , my new group site,-or spark mail me, and I will be happy to help lead you to a personal relationship with Jesus While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me... Sandi

Member Since: 3/20/2006

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My Goals:
To keep my body as God''s Holy temple- so I can do His will, His good, pleasing, and perfect will, in regard to physical, motional and spiritual health.

My goal is to reach 155 lbs,, as I am 5'8" .

MY goal is to share my Christianity with encouraging fellow fibromites or people with fibromyalgia, who find it difficult to exercise with the pain. I currently am limited by knee RSD, tendonitis, and arthritis, bilateral sciatica, leg cramps while I sleep and tendonitis of my entire left upper extremity. In addition I unfortunately have a life threatening immunity deficiency, over and above what other fibromites have & severe reactive asthma.

My Program:
I am keeping a daily nutritional journal and a spiritual one off line, through First Place Christ centered Bible study and weight loss program..

I have committed and suceeding currently Sep 23,2008 to exercise on my recumbant bike, as pain allows.

The site started by me is Christians with Fibromyalgia. Please spark mail me for an invitation. We are under spark teams.

Personal Information:
I currently live in Mesa AZ, for the last 5 years. I moved here for health reasons, and upon recommendation of my Drs in Michigan..That leaves 5 children, and 13 grandchildren in Michigan

I am addicted to the computer,scrapbooking, research,,and the power of prayer as I am a disabled RN.

Other Information:
Jan 2008 I had a full knee replacement, without surgery problems. UNfortunately, however, I developed the most painful disease one can aquire, and that is RSD of my knee and leg. It is also know as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The pain is relentless , but still I trust God to forward in whatever He calls me to do.

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    Are you okay? Is there anything I can do for you? I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and I miss you a lot! I just wanted you to know.

    Love in heart and Christ, Pami xoxox
    4492 days ago
    Hello beautiful Sandi!

    I'm just stopping by to give you emoticon s and emoticon !

    I hope you are doing better! Today for the first time in almost a month I'm not in a lot of pain and I'm hoping I can get back on track this week! emoticon

    I posted Muse~ic like you asked me too. I saw from a post that you have been in pain, and since I didn't see you much last week, I imagine it must have been bad like mine. I am praying for you and that we both have a better week! The thanksgiving in our souls is that our mighty Lord is in control, and there is no thing in life that can take His glory out of our lives and the promises that keep us going through all the trials of this world and of the flesh (and mind! )

    We are so loved and no matter what we must suffer in life, to be loved by our magnificent Father and Savior makes it all worth while.

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    In His embrace, love, Pami
    4507 days ago
    Gotta love those babies and the smiles that have to give everyone that sees your page....:)
    4511 days ago
    Thank you again for making me feel so good about myself and my passion for writing. It's a skill I'm deeply afraid of losing. I have had a very hard time of it lately, and have been erractic both in my life and on Spark, but I'm still here, still kicking (feebly lol).
    I slipped into a bipolar world last week and both it and the fibro have been having on huge mega party with my body and emotions and didn't even have the courtesy to invite I working through the darkness back into the light, but it's exhausting and drains me of energy. I am managing to eat fairly well. My hubby said he'd come home and force feed me if I didn't eat, so I made myself. The only thing I like about being depressed is when I don't want to eat...but that's when I'm really in trouble. The depressions that are easy to overcome, by that I mean they don't last long, make me want to eat a lot, all the bad stuff and frequently and I usually do. Anyway, enough about me...too much I'm afraid...sigh...I"m a beautiful mess. How are you doing and how are things going in chat? Pam smailed me today and was worried she'd done something to offend me because no one has seen me...I let her know absolutely not! I'm just vegging out trying to deal with my problems in my own way. I'll try and swing by tomorrow...I don't want ya'll to forget me!

    emoticon emoticon Pami xoxo
    4512 days ago
    Dear Sandi, thank you for your so very kind comments on my poem yesterday and for starting CWF! I regret that I don't have much time to spend there, but I am committed to making a bit more. I just love how kind and wonderful everyone is and it's a priviledge to be part of your group. I love your page. I was born again in 1974 when I was 13, but it was only later after my mother passed and other things happened to me that I was led into a fuller understanding of His will for my life and I rededicated my life to Jesus and have been so blessed ever since, even though I too have multiple medical issues, and well as PTSD. I'm bipolr but with God and therapy and my own motivation through His plan for my life I deal with it pretty well. I'm so glad to have met you and hope we will grow in friendship and sisterhood.

    Love and God bless you always,
    Pami xoxo
    4518 days ago
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