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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: 126,788

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 DARLY55
    Thank you for being such a great emoticon !
    And be assured, your secret is safe with me! emoticon
    2946 days ago
    Dear spark friend,

    How are you doing today? Read some of your share info on your site and fine your story inspirational and you show a lot of courage and perserverance and drive. emoticon

    How do you manage to loose with does exercise do it for you?
    I have given us white flour and sugar and still seem to see that scale not budging...lol Portions seem so much better yet the scale seems to be slow....unfortunately having trouble with exercise knee hurts terrible....I have a fire situation now but cannot wait to get past it and be in a pool someday.

    Hope you are having an emoticon day.

    Yvonne emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2947 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am back on track. Healthy chicken gumbo for dinner today!
    Take care and have a great week!
    Linda emoticon
    2947 days ago
    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    So glad we are buddies on this journey together it is so easy to lose heart especially when you feel you had a good week and when you get on scale only see 0 loss or 1/2 lb...lol. Knowing we all have this in common

    I am honored to be your spark friend. So here is to our successful journey to the land of good heath, much less baggage to carry and the start of a really fun friendship.

    Yvonne emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    P.S. Love your cheery Spark Site...great pink
    2948 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2013 11:17:07 PM
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.
    It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.”
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    I hope February is off to a healthy start for you, Spark friend! Remember to be your own Valentine! Keep your self talk positive, and love yourself for who you are now, not ten or however many pounds from now. You're worth it!

    2948 days ago