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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: 126,092

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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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Will you jin me in having a MOVE It MOnday. It does not matter what we do, but let's just keep moving throughout the day. emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    3 days ago
    Monday: Jason had a good birthday! Just celebrated @ home. Worked for us!

    PT today. Hopefully it goes well. He’s been practicing a lot and progressing!

    Onward w/Monday!


    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2021 7:48:16 AM
    Glad you had more sunshine! We could use that! AS you say, it’s January. Sun will come!

    Yes, Jason had a good birthday. He deserves to have that!


    4 days ago
    Sunday: Today is Jason’s 69th birthday. So, we’re just celebrating here @ home. Made waffles for breakfast (his request). Supper is going to be an Al Capone roast I got from the butcher. It is pork wrapped around pork sausage I believe there’s salami in there, and tenderloin w/mozzarella cheese. It is delicious. Never had it before this butcher introduced me to it. It’s a nice treat.

    Otherwise, made chocolate cupcakes for him. That’s what he wanted. So there you have it. The party animals. Then he decided he wants blueberry muffins, so I bought his favorite. He decided he wants those tonight. Men, they change their minds, too!

    Hugs and blessings on this Sunday.

    4 days ago
    Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your story.
    One comment that I was meant to hear was at a Thanksgiving dinner when my aunt remarked to my mother that "Eileen got fat"
    My response, looking around the table, "compared to whom"
    She was absolutely right, but I wasn't ready to admit it.
    No matter what advice we are given, how it is presented or by whom, we must be ready to do the work or change will not happen.

    4 days ago
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