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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: 124,662

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!

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    Saturday: Well, looks like Clara just has a cold vs. another round of Covid. She has the weekend off. That should help.

    John has an appt. w/a specialist on Monday to map out a treatment plan for him.

    Zoom breakfast this morning. Pigs-in-a-blanket this morning! Yummmmm.


    2 hours ago
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! You made my day!
    8 hours ago
    Nope. There are cases of repeats popping up w/Covid. *SIGH*

    I think he had pain for a few days before it got so uncomfortable he needed to go to ER. He’s feeling a little better now and has an appointment on Monday w/a specialist. HOPE he gets some answers.

    Oh no on the allergies. We just changed our air filter on the furnace and I think that’s helped me.

    Too funny! BeeGee and Simi are TV and movie junkies! That’s hysterical.

    Yup . . . . in these times we have to keep a sense of humor. Sometimes it’s not easy, but . . . . it’s necessary.

    HUGS and hope you have a good weekend.

    11 hours ago
    Thanks for the smile and for adding me as a Spark friend, I am excited to be part of the team. I have been searching for an active team for some time as others have become old and stale, this group fits the bill! Have a super weekend!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    18 hours ago
    emoticon emoticon It's feel good Friday.....wishing you a Fabulous Day emoticon & emoticon
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