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“Whatever you are doing, keep it up!” Those were the words of my rheumatologist 20+ years ago after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called ‘ankylosing spondylitis.’ X-rays revealed my spine to be 100% fused, with pain and stiffness.

I defied the doomsday diagnoses given by an orthopedist 35 years ago, “Be prepared to be disabled and in a wheelchair by the time you are in your forties!”

To that I replied, ‘NO I won't! So, in keeping with my rheumatologist’, I did what he recommended. I stayed mobile and kept moving! I am now 74 and worked full time, in very physically demanding job—and retired in my 70th year.

The awful prophecy did not come to pass, as the Dr. Grim said. I never made plans for anything but happiness and a fulfilled life—and that is what has come to pass!

I love retirement, except I found a new career which is writing! I have added Author to my nursing career. More below.

Member Since: 2/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 126,833

My Goals:
October.....Made a personal challenge that's right for me. Plan to keep doing what works at any age And that is stay mobile keep moving! A body in motion keeps me well. No need for doctor visits except for my yearly checkup!

My Program:
I've always loved fitness and living an active life. I enjoy walking, dancing, and lots of weight bearing and strength training exercise. I look for ways to keep the fun in fitness! Variety keeps it enjoyable and Rewards me with so many health benefits!

Personal Information:
I am married happily for 42 years and we live in Eugene, Oregon
2020 has been a challenging year--no question about it. But through the turmoil, I am proud to say i added Author to my life's accomplishments--and my memoir, "It Happened at Dawn" was published in January of 2020. I am currently writing my second book, which is nearly finished.

I graduated from the Institute of Children's Literature in Reading, Connecticut.
Have a son and two daughters and five granddaughters.
Also two adorable parakeets named BeeGee and Simi. They make our house a happy hone!

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I also writing fun and inspiring blogs on spark people.
And believe it or not, I enjoy being a senior citizen and love the silver lining that I have found after retirement.
Retirement actually is not in my vocabulary as I am just as busy as when I was still working! Wouldn't change it for the world!
ALSO-My second book-"You Don't Have to Be a Star to Shine" is published: January of 2021.

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    emoticon our friendship means the world to me as well.
    Glad you're looking into gluten free more. You'd be surprised at how much better you'd feel, if you were completely gf.

    Check this out 5 min. Video out about it:


    There's plenty more about how it causes other diseases, like ones from Dr. Joel Wallach, our other fave Dr.
    Wheat especially is so bad due to the round up pesticides put on it. The quality is not like it used to be 100 years ago.

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    Comment edited on: 3/3/2021 1:54:44 AM
    OH NO! Sorry about the insomnia and the neck strain. Definitely challenges that are not fun. Glad at least you have sunshine. We had that, too.

    Jas has his surgery for the thyroid on 16 April. I will be relieved when that’s over and HOPE that’s IT for the year.

    Yes, I think those lil angry cherries are showing what it’s like sometimes! NOT fun.

    John is doing pretty well. The medications seem to be helping him feel good. He’s still working daily, so that’s a blessing!

    Clara . . . she’s all right but I will definitely be relieved when she’s through her ordeal. But all in all, she’s doing well. Loving her new job, so that’s consuming much of her attention, thankfully.

    HUGS and hope you get some sleep and feel better!

    1 day ago
    I tried to figure out the author thread for you on Goodreads but I could not do it either.I like Goodreads to track what I have read and see what is coming out but sometimes it can be challenging.I would have got my tech )SIL Ryan) on it but we are still not allowed to visit in each other's homes here and It is kind of hands on thing !I value your friendship it aleays brightens my day to hear from you!
    2 days ago
    Tuesday: Jason had PT and did very well. Next appointment on Monday. Thank goodness. Glad for the improvements.

    Today . . . . will continue the vaccine quest.

    Hugs and terrific Tuesday.

    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2021 1:00:10 PM
    emoticon Jan. I appreciate your friendship too emoticon
    Let's have a great March emoticon emoticon emoticon
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