Thursday, October 28, 2010

TODAY IS MY OFFICIAL SPARK YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I have come a long way with a lot of physical speed bumps. I have not my met my goals but I am maintaining with in a five pound range and still have my goals in place and my physical recovery is lining up. I am getting neck surgery. I have found a surgeon in Modesto which is further away then I like to travel, however he was recommend by neurologist. I need to do two more tests before the surgery date will be set. More of my neck needs to be operated on then first anticipated. I will recovery swiftly and then get back in line for my knee to be replaced. I want to actually be able to walk without limping or hobbling or leaning on poor Mara. My biggest challenge is eating healthy and trying to exercise on those days I can sit up and move. I do a lot of stretching and other bed exercises but they don't really burn calories and with inactivity I don't know how much to eat or whether I am eating enough or too much on some days.
Hubby is finally not working against me.( at least not diet wise). He no longer buys cookies, ice cream and unhealthy snacks. He now needs to eat healthy too. He has diabetes and is taking both oral and injections for it. Karma got him. I have been waiting for this for years. His birthday is this Saturday and he turns 69. He is twelve years older then I am and has been lording it over me how much better his healthy was then mine and how disabled I was compared to him and all that he could do that I could no longer do. Be careful out there your evil thought will come back and get you.
Thank god for best friends. Mine has been traveling to take me to the doctors. My car is still not fixed and dear hubby most likely will never help me get it fixed. It is hard for my friend he has a lot of the same physical problems I have. I also have leaned heavily on him since he was a phone call away and my spark family was a little further. I have had some bad reactions to some new medication like major depression and have come close to suicide a few times. I am no longer taking these nasty drugs. I felt like they were poison to my body. I have returned to the regular me. I am trying to rely on the pain lidocaine patches more then the morphine. It was a nerve drugs that did me in. Not pain medication.
On a daily basis I still have faith , hope and my service girl Mara .
Thank you to all my spark friends and teams. I will get back to the huddles and posting as my body allows.
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    Congratulations on your sparkanniversary. It sounds like you have done an incredible job. My pilates teacher says that she warned her family to not bring chips, candy or cake into the house because she would throw them away. She did throw out the treats and the family stopped buying them (or they hide the treats).

    3894 days ago
    Congratulations on your SparkVersary! Blessings on the days ahead as you journey forward toward improved health.
    3913 days ago
    emoticon on your sparkaversary.. emoticon Thank you for all you do to encourage others on our team. Sending emoticon & keep you in my prayers.
    3917 days ago
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    emoticon Holly and Happy Sparkversary!!
    You have had a tumultuous year and are doing great considering all of the isues that you have dealt with. Once these surgeries have come to pass, you will be up and about--and dear sweet Mara will be hustling to keep up with you. I can see the two of you off on an adventure, hiking somewhere gorgeous and enjoying the world around you.
    I know, one thing at a time--but it is fun to think about how things will be once you have your neck surgery and your TKR. This coming year will see you make any number of wonderful goals and will be the best one for you in quite a while.
    You are in my prayers--I'm so glad to see things coming together and wish you the best of all worlds!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Gentle hugs emoticon Sylvia emoticon
    3924 days ago
  • no profile photo EJHEINRICH1
    Hey there my friend. Congratulations on your 1 year.
    When you feel up to it I have some great info on the neuropathy. Just let me know when you are ready!
    3924 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5707126
    emoticon emoticon You are doing great for what you are going through. It is good that yo are maintaining and with improved health conditions you will be able to do more. From someone who pushes myself too hard, give yourself the time for your body to catch up to your mind set. emoticon
    3924 days ago
    We have missed you on the teams and look forward to your return and posting with the huddles.Happy ONE year Spark Experience emoticon on emoticon that
    is so emoticon Holly and emoticon emoticon Prayers for the surgeries that you will have to have and for healing from them.I am always here and often think of you and admire your strength and perseverance through whatever storm comes your way.You take care Of YOU and your doggie luvs that love you so! emoticon emoticon emoticon your the emoticon emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3924 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2010 7:15:20 PM
    I understand how hard it can be. Thank God for the good things you are going through, and I will pray for the difficult ones to get better!
    3924 days ago
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    I was remembering this morning that up until I was 42, I had colds about every two weeks, which meant I would be sick a week and semi-well a week. When I finally had my tonsils out, then my health improved.

    Life is so much MORE when you feel healthy enough to enjoy it!
    3924 days ago
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