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Laurel, Charlie and Sadie

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Grandson helped make banana bread. Have a great week!

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"Your body is the vessel in which you live your life." (The Spark by Chris Downie)

(2014 weight- high 170.5, low 165.5)
(2015 weight- high 179, low 166.5)
(2016 weight- high 180, low. 173.0)
(2017 weight- high 174, low 169)
(2018 weight- high 163, low 153)

January- 156.0
March: 147.6
April: 156.2
September: 166.0 ( since end of radiation treatments last October, I've gained sbout 2 pounds a month!
November: 166.2 (pneumonia)

February: 163.0
May: 152.0 (pneumonia)
August: 162
September: 158 (radiation treatments)
November- 148 (pneumonia)
December- 153

January: 174.6
March: 172.0
April: 172.0
May: 169.6
June 172.6
November: 169

I have had so many tests. I have non small cell lung cancer. Scheduled for video assisted lung cancer Feb 16 at M D Anderson. Dr. Rice is removed top lobe of right lung and checking lympth nodes. After surgery, considered cancer free but lung cancer is tenancious. Chemotherapy and radiation. After first infusion April 18, I got pneumonia and sinus infection. Chemo done. Radiation completed in October. Another bout of pneumonia, but I'm getting stronger.

I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Same husband had a massive heart atrack... Same week...our daughter came home from Brazil for 5 days to check on us.
Hurricane Harvey
Our second grandson born
Fell, cracked pelvis. 12 weeks bedrest.
June 18- Enterovirus from grandson....chills, chest congestion, coughing

January 179.6

January-February: fighting upper respiratory and sinus congestion.
March: On Antibiotics for bacterial infection.....once cleared, I started Enbrel for my RA which lasted 3 weeks. 3 more bouts of needing antibiotics. November- 2 teeth pulled.

March- Looking for motivation....outside myself. Joined several new teams


I spent January lowering steroids and in pain. I went back to 5 mg prednisone. Feb. Cataracts surgery. March Cataracts eye drops. April- visiting daughter with her first baby. May- cataracts surgery, issues under a crown. May-June urinary infection. So many antibiotics this year. July- living with daughter and SIL helping with care of 3 month old grandson and walking two dogs- baby boot camp. July- My brother died. Not focused. Trying to find my way.

Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 127,018

My Goals:

-Track physical activity using spark
- Get through cancer treatment, pneumonia etc. Find health!
- Participate in 5% Winter challenge

My Program:
o monitoring exercise
o line dancing 3 x week
o walking the dog daily
o connecting with others for support

Personal Information:
I live in Rockport, Texas near the Gulf of Mexico.

My daughter and her husband lived in West Africa for three years. They are returned to D C for a few years.. They have two sons, ages 3 and 1. They are living in Brasilia, Brazil. In August, 2019, they moved back to the United Ststes.

My husband and I love our little terrier, Sadie. Currently, we are both struggling with major health issues.

Other Information:
I love to read: spy novels, mysteries, historical romance and funny romance. I enjoy playing mahjongg with friends. I love line dancing.

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  • v BKWERM
    emoticon Laurel! I hope you are well and are having a fantastic day!
    72 days ago
  • v BKWERM
    I'm late. I'm sorry. Life has been busy since I retired a week ago Friday.

    emoticon Laurel! I hope you had a fantastic day and I hope you are well.

    I did remember yesterday (How could I forget when it's the same as mine? emoticon ).

    Take care.

    436 days ago
    Hi Laurel, I am finally back after a long fight with cancer. Just saw that you battled it as well. I hope you are doing ok now. Let me know when you start sparking again. I would love to catch up!
    512 days ago
    hi Laurel, I was just reading somethng you posted last year on the RAD page. i don'tt think I'd ever seen iit before or read of your struggles. How are you doing now? Was th surgery and radiation successful? You are in my prayers. Stop by thE RD team and check in. I want to get the group more active again now that I"m back to Spark tryign to lose some weight. I pray you are well..
    581 days ago
    Hope you are having a wonderful day.

    I have a sore back and it is in the kidney area so I am currently worried about that. I think it is a pulled muscle. I guess I need to check it out if it continues.

    I imagine I would worry with DH sleeping in too. We have to enjoy what time we have left As you said we can't dwell on the alternative or we won't enjoy the time we have.

    Take care my friend.
    612 days ago
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