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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: 128,240

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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    LOL! Hey that's pretty good to know it's April! LOL

    JUST about ready to go to beddy by. Miss Lilly has already headed in. LOL! Smart cookid.

    Have a good evening and a great Wednesday.
    3 hours ago
  • v AURA18
    Hi 2B Thanks for Birthday wishes,
    emoticon I'm having vaccine side effects yet I'm happy to completed 2nd shot one week ago. After 1st Moderna shot mild symptoms -
    2nd I shot - all day every day - head aches, fever, chills and so tired. Feels like Menopause!
    10 hours ago
    emoticon DId you know it takes 12 positives to overcome every negative? Let's be kind to ourselves and change those negative thoughts to positive ones! You are special. emoticon Ruthie emoticon
    14 hours ago
    Sheesh! Lots of phone calls yesterday.

    Had to have a repair man out to re-attach our downspout to the building. The strap holding it in place was gone. He came by around 3 pm. So, that was good.

    Have a grooming appt. for Miss Lilly this afternoon. PHEW.

    The electric started on one burner of my gas sove isn’t firing properly. Have a repair tech coming on Wednesday.

    Got PT/OT requests in w/the primary care Dr. He’s going to call back when it’s arranged (actually a continuation).

    Tried to set up the 6 mth. appointment for Jas’ check up @ Mayo. Have to call back in July to do that. So have that on the calendar.

    Sister-in-law had a breast biopsy today. **SIGH** Now the wait. Prayers.

    That was my day yesterday!


    15 hours ago
  • v MILPAM3
    Son #2 has such a good childhood olfactory memory of sheets hung on the line, that he set up a clothesline at their house. We don't have room for a line here.
    18 hours ago
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