Hello Spark Friends,
Before time gets away from me and Spark shuts down, I'd like to just say
to all the wonderful friends I have met here on this wonderful site.
I was first invited by my very good friend Yvonne when Best Life was making changes.
This all happened as my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer and I brought her home to live with me. The comfort I felt every night (after work and caring for my mom) on SparkPeople.com was what kept me going every day. Mom passed within 4 months.
At that time it was funny that our beloved IRENE came into my life.
This was taken at Cracker Barrel on her last Birthday. I was invited by her and her pastor. Yes, I brought her the flowers!
What can I say about Irene - wow! She started to sound like my mom, she would say, listen to me, I'm you mom!! When she would talk about my weight, eating habits, mood etc. Did God send her to me just in time or what? I had hit rock bottom when my mom passed.
But she was there just when I needed her.
We became good friends, met for lunch / her house etc. I believe we communicated every day.
I was there by her side till her last breath - Oh how I miss her everyday.
Irene brought many of us together.
John, is another wonderful friend that surprised me. He said he had a big surprise for me on our Team. Well somehow Irene had crossed his path too and realizing we knew each other, he invited her to our team!!! Oh my goodness, how many teams did she belong to? And so many blogs!!!
So many friends have crossed my path as I mentioned since I joined Spark. My local team has met in person (due to Irene), I text friends from all over the world, Spark friends on Facebook.
So - Spark People.com - YOU can not break the relationships that you have built. We have built little communities thru Facebook and will continue to communicate, support and lift each other as we always have.
Health - Oh the ups and downs of our weight gain -
We have to keep trying.
Last week I went to the ER with severe chest pains. I was told it could have been possible mild heart attack / acute angina. I was in the hospital for 2 days and still not my self.
My cardiologist has restricted me from what I like to do everyday (even though it's hard work), gardening. That's where I get most of my exercise every day. Now I'm getting 3,XXX - 4,XXX steps or so a day. That's ok for now - I'm listening to the doctors.
I am scheduled for a Lexiscan on the 21st. One of the Cardiologist (my cousin) called yesterday and said that they may skip the Lexiscan and perform a Catheterization.
Yes, I'm scared. He believes that there might be some blockage in the Artery behind the heart. Please keep me in your prayers.
So now I wait for their next phone call.
Since I can't garden, I have been trying to get things in order in the house.
Pet instructions / laundry kept up / cleaning never ends with my pets
I started back teaching my music lessons t
this last Saturday. Things happen for a reason - many of my students are taking their vacations this month! I teach kids from all over the world.
So in closing, I again want to thank all of you for your wonderful friendship throughout these years. If your not in a Facebook group, please join one, don't loose touch.
My facebook name is: Marcy Rodriguez
If you ask for invite, please mention this Blog or Spark - or I'll ignore!!
Be well, Be safe, God speed,
mnnsaide / Marcy