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“Whatever you are doing, keep it up!” Those were the words of my rheumatologist 30+ 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: 128,175

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!

Other Information:
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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    Thank you so much for your support on my "Never" blog. I appreciate the encouragement. Be blessed!
    2788 days ago
  • v MISSLISA1973
    Thanks so much for your support on my "The deepest motivation" blog. I really appreciate it!

    emoticon Lisa
    2789 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    fool proof weight loss tip learn to say NO
    Nothing well work unless you do
    Don’t wish for it do it
    Have a sparky Thursday .
    Thank fully our friend Bad Penny is still wandering around the South hill some place which is fine with me as i live on the North Hill.

    going shopping tomorrow to get things for my pot of chile in the slow cooker thanks for the goodie and hint.
    2789 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog (some weeks ago, lol, I took my time to respond, hehe)
    I really appreciate it! And you always make me feel so good!

    About the time spent on SP socializing....well August was the month I socialised less here, but also a month that I made a decent progress in weight loss, and even more importantly I managed to exercise regularly. But I also missed some parts of the socialising here! It might not be in my priorities, but it is something I would enjoy doing on my fee time (maybe once a week?) , it is an instant mood lifter!
    So I will be looking for that silver lining now! ^_^
    have a wonderful Thursday!
    2789 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2013 9:46:51 PM
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Commit to being fit
    I am doing this for me
    Stop wishing and start doing
    No one ever drowned in sweat
    Thank you for the crok pot i am looking forward to making soups and chili this fall and winter . Happy trails and just think Sept is jsut days away. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2790 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2013 1:32:55 AM