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I have been given another chance. At the end of February 2019 I went to the emergency department in the early hours of the morning. I was having chest pain. I now have a third set of stents. The doctor told me I was very lucky. He thinks I have used up all of my luck. If there is a next time, I may not make it. I am struggling to lose the extra weight and control my diabetes. I have joined a wellness program and go on Wednesday’s to attend lectures. I have to get my head in gear because my food issues are writing cheques that my butt can’t cover!! Thank you for reading this, I hope that you find your path to happiness and health even if you stop along the way, never give up on yourself. Life is too short not to live it to its fullest. Never give up, if that seems to much right now........then say to yourself "I won't give up today but I will think about it tomorrow." (What that really means is that tomorrow becomes today, and you can not give up on yourself!) THE END.

Member Since: 2/14/2006

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My Goals:

Drop another 50 pounds. Following the Dash Diet.
Adding more movement each week.
De-clutter my house and garage.
Drink 3-4 liters of water a day.

My Program:
I am using these numbers to loose about 1-2 pounds a week.

Calories: 1,500-1,600

Fiber. 35 plus

Sodium 1,500mg daily

To drink 3-4 liters of water a day.

Currently my BMI is 48

Personal Information:
My husband and I have been together 43yrs.

We had three grown kids. Two girls and a boy.
Our eldest daughter died from cancer.

We have four grand boys and one little girl grandbaby.

I have major health issues.
I have heart problems.
I am a diabetic, and I
I have high blood pressure and kidney stones.

Some issues are better controlled by meds than others.
My latest issue is blood pressure being higher while on medication.

Other Information:
I was born in England so I love English movies, tv shows etc. I love the British humour! I left England when I was 19 years old and I moved to Canada. In the late 80's moved to the USA.

I love to knit. ( That helps keep the hands from food and eating.) Te He

I enjoy reading.

Love my computer. Spark people.
Family, grandchildren.

Anything you want to know, please ask.

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    1563 days ago
    Hi Ann, thanks so much for my goodie, have a lovely day.
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    Hello my friend!
    Thank you for the Spark Goodie! I am sorry that the news about Nicole is not better. I am glad that you have made peace with her situation and know that she is dying. That is so hard and I pray for you and your family nightly for peace and goodwill and that Nicole is not in pain. My mom is holding steady and her lungs are looking pretty good so she is doing OK considering she is terminal. I am hoping and praying that she will outlive their diagnosis of 3 years. At the rate she is going, she should well outlive it, but she is weak and can't do much. Any outing she goes on knocks her down for about a week. It's hard to watch, but it's something I've come to terms with.
    How are your grandkids doing with Nicole's situation? Will they come to live with you once she is gone? I know that sounds like a harsh question, but it is a reality and it is something that has to be considered. She is lucky to have you as parents and I am so sorry that she is going to have to go this way. Hospice is probably a good option at this time and she knows her body better than anyone. It's good that she is thinking of these things and doesn't want to suffer or put anyone out. If I were in her shoes, I think I would want to die at home too. I don't know if you know another lady on the boards who's name is Starr and her screen name is Teenysmom, but she is going through a similar situation with her husband right now. He contracted a disease while serving in Afghanistan and it caused him to lose the ability to move and he was in a wheelchair and he had to have help eating and going to the bathroom, bathing,etc. Then he was just recently diagnosed with late stage Lou Gherig's disease. He has taken a quick turn for the worse and now is completely bedridden and can only barely move his eyes only and is on hospice. It is only a matter of time before he is gone. I feel so horrible for my friend. There is nothing I can do but listen and be a friend to her.
    If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I will continue to pray daily for your family and you will be in my thoughts. You are a good friend and I'm sorry you're having to suffer like this. I hope Nicole is not suffering and I hope her death will be peaceful. God bless you and your family and I hope to hear from you again soon!
    Hugs and kisses, Lauri
    2542 days ago
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