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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: 126,928

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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  • v ROBYNROSE26
    emoticon For Helping me Celebrate Myself today!
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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
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    "There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
    Believe in your strength and your truth.
    Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'"
    -Andre Gide
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    Just stopping by a little early to wish you a happy and healthy Valentines Day, Sparkfriend! Remember to be your own Valentine all month long, because you are so worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    Roses are red, yoga is great,
    Who needs a Valentine when I can bench my own weight?
    Violets are blue, and peanut butter is heaven,
    I'll save you a kiss after rep number seven.
    Bananas are yellow, and yogurt is Greek,
    Squats are gonna be the only thing to make my knees weak.
    Oatmeal is perfect, and veggies are divine,
    The dream to be strong is what I'm making mine!
    -Unknown
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    2945 days ago
  • v DARLY55
    Thanks for the ribbon and the high five!!!
    You are one of my dearest emoticon .
    Keep up the Spark!
    2945 days ago
  • v AHTRAP
    Yeah, that Santa guy is a shady character, all right emoticon
    2946 days ago
  • v DUXGRL1
    Jan, thanks so much for the goodie and have a great weekend!

    Dede
    2946 days ago