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While I was away...

9/16/18 Lost my balance getting into bed and fell, fracturing my right wrist. Unable to use a walker until it healed I couldn’t go home so hospitalized 2 walks before a rehab would take me.

10/17/18 still in rehab, my wrist is healing nicely but I cannot even pull myself to a standing position at the parrallel bars, cannot pivot or transfer. Hoyer to bed or Wheelchair and back. Bedpans etc
My 60 yr old courageous sister Rosalind loses her fierce 15 month old battle with pancreatic & liver cancer. When her memorial service is held service is held in November I am still confined to bed and because I cannot transfer and my oversized wheelchair was too wide to go up ramps of any/local or private transportation I was unable to attend and join my family. We used Skype which was at least better than nothing at all.

My wife could not live in our condo alone with her memory problems so went to live with her daughter and son-in-law who love her but are totally homophobic and not supportive of us.
My PT was cut off once my wrist healed but my legs were so week after 6-8 wks or more Im bed I as told basically that until I lose a significant amount of weight I am not likely to regain strength and mobility with my legs.

By Christmas I was in the nursing home section, knowing I couldn’t go home, my wife could not either without me... and that we would need to sell our condo and find a home for our 2 beloved kitties..

I have never been so utterly devastated... grieving for my sister, my freedom, day to day living with my wife and our cozy home...

Yes ... food was the only escape I had and I basically went off the deep end with that. I have gained @80 pounds in the past 9 months.

I am finally in a new transition which is positive and ew paths are emerging though I am still bed bound. My wife is now living in the nursing home WITH me, we are sharing a room. Sold the condo, found the cats a home. Being reunited with my wife after 9 excruciating months apart is beyond words to describe beyond clinging to my gratitude that we are together. And in a setting that is much better for us both on so many levels.

I have been blessed with many advocates and supports for my SO and I getting back together and going through a lot before we ended up here.

Member Since: 5/24/2009

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Nurture and protect and live in gratitude for the blessings in my life and trust Gods plan for me. For my love. For all of us. Do not dwell on the hatred and racist garbage spewing from our leaders but do not ignore it either. Promote appreciation and gratitude and actively extend loving energy and communications with whoever is around me, whoever comes in my path each day, and there are many. I will not be silent. I will live with open gratitude and acknowledge of the gifts in others which bless my life countless times a day.

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very happily married (finally after 23 yrs together we are legal!). Retired @ 5 years ago on disability!

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    I'm so very glad that you've joined the Emotional Eaters Team. The team is a place where you can vent. And where you will receive some awesome support. Of course, I am biased ... it's a great team! I hope you find exactly what you are looking for! Welcome to the team!

    Be sure to ask questions if you have them ... someone will likely have the answer. Use the tools SparkPeople provides. They are invaluable. If you feel an emotional eating attack coming on, come to the boards first. Write about it instead of pushing the feelings away with food. We're here for you!

    Eat well, journey well,
    Cathy emoticon
    4443 days ago
    Welcome to Spark and to the EE team! I just know you'll find support and help along your journey to better health. Remember to be good to yourself and have some fun along the way.
    4443 days ago
    Welcome to the 300+team. 300 is such a BIG number but if we persevere, focus and motivate one another we can reach our goals!
    We have so much of life ahead of us and it is so much better to work on ourselves and reach for our goals.
    We can do it-- we are worth the effort!
    All we can do is take it one day, one bite, one pound at a time.
    I am looking forward to supporting you in your quest for better health and a happier future.

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    4443 days ago
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