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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!

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 for the sparkgoodie!
    3021 days ago
    thanks for stopping by hope you have a great week
    3021 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    Thanks so much for the spark goodie! After reading your introduction I say Kudos to you! Wow, that is awesome that you have been able to defy the odds of your disease. Sometimes it really can be mind over matter! Way to go and may the gift of health and happiness be with you always! I am going to add you to my list of friends because I love people who have such a can do attitude.
    Hugs to you! Holly emoticon
    3021 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Thanks for the balloons !! way to go Ducks were you able to go to the game. it was a fun game from watching ther news higfhlights.
    Hapopy New Year and Happy Soarking to you
    3021 days ago
    Where COULD you be in 2014 if you would lose a meager 1/2 (which most of us think is not enough) pound a week? 26 Pounds thinner! Where could you be in 2014 if you lose 1 pound a week? (another number most of us consider not enough) 52 Pounds thinner! 1.5 pounds a week? 78 Pounds thinner!

    I personally lose at a rate of 1/2 to 1 pound a week. I've also lost at 1.5... Whenever I have shot for 2, I fall on my face, it is too lofty a goal for me. The trick is to know your limits. If you fail at trying to lose 2 pounds a week, try 1.5. Try 1. Try 1/2. Try until you get the formula that allows you to eat to fit your lifestyle. DO NOT try to adapt your lifestyle to the eating plan, try to adapt the eating plan to your lifestyle. It will give you a fresh perspective on real change.

    (This was written by Beth--INDYGIRL) on 1-1-13 ......... I loved so am saving ..........
    3022 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2013 8:19:03 PM