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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: 127,880

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!

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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 SPARKFRAN514
    Food wasted is better than food waisted!

    "When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say."
    - Unknown
    You don’t have to be perfect to be successful.” ~Anonymous
    The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain what are you doing to get started today

    2805 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

    The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all." – Unknown
    “Little by little does the trick.” ~Aesop
    Hope you are feeling better
    Just to let you know Bad Penny is still lost on the South Hill and I live on the North hill 10 miles away from me
    2806 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you're worthy of the trip."
    - Glenn Beck

    Fail to plan = plan to fail

    The more I care, the less I weigh!
    Happy Wednesday
    2807 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    The busier I keep myself, the thinner I get!
    Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey
    Don't let your struggle become your identity."
    "The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake
    of never trying at all." – Unknown
    Happy trails to you this week on the Spark trail

    2808 days ago
  • v DARLY55
    Thanks for the new treadmill, mine is getting tired I think! Now I can switch back and forth - maybe at the same time even! LOL
    2808 days ago