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Never Quit Pledge
Monday, October 14, 2013      5 comments

Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.... Read more
Love, Trust and Strength
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      6 comments

This is a letter from a TOPS friend who recently went to be with our Lord and Savior We will miss you April. April's letter to us all (Posted by Bill East) As a child, I loved to run and play. I remember one day I was running full ou... Read more
Muscle cramps and charlie horses
Friday, June 07, 2013      6 comments

I may have posted this on several sites as well because I want and need to get as much input as I can on this subject,because sometimes I feel our doctors don't do enough or act fast enough( especially if you a Vet in the V.A system) and feel t... Read more
Need to get off my butt!
Thursday, June 09, 2011      7 comments

It's been a while since I have been on line here. Too long in fact. And now after having a heart attack and a triple bypas surgery I realize I need to get off my butt and do something about this weight! Why is it for many people, like myself,... Read more
Bowling for therapy, who knew!
Monday, February 28, 2011      1 comments

My wife and I went bowling this weekend. That was a sight to see! When I was younger and before all my health problems I was a pretty good bowler. But I haven't bowled in at least 20 years. As I searched for a ball, I discovered I couldn't fi... Read more
Making changes
Monday, February 21, 2011      4 comments

Today I am making some changes. Changing some bad habits that use to be good habits before I let them slip away back into good habits. My recent visit to my Dr. has made me think about where I am today. I was told I can no longer do cert... Read more
My New Trainer!
Thursday, October 29, 2009      10 comments

Many of you know I recently got a new puppy. (Actually I bought him for my wife) He is a Blue Merle Sheltie. His name is Jumpin' Jiminy Cricket. He is now about 18 weeks old , very busy and pretty much runs our house. Even the older dogs(we ... Read more
The Power of a Prayer
Thursday, October 22, 2009      16 comments

A few weeks ago a friend of mine at church was discussing her health issues with me. Explaining what a difficult time she was having doing things and the pain she was in etc, I sympathize with her. She is new to the disease she was diagnosed... Read more
Taking my own advise
Monday, August 10, 2009      8 comments

Some time ago, I told a new member to one of my teams, as I have told others, "Control your disease, don't let it control you!" Good advise. I've followed it for years and it has helped me through some pretty tough times. So, what happened??!... Read more
What's up with Rick?
Monday, June 15, 2009      12 comments

Well here it is, another Monday and not making much progress. To what you ask? Not my weight issues I'm actually maintaining and occasionally losing a pound. It's because I have been in so much pain I don't eat. I had surgery on my hand M... Read more
Thursday, May 07, 2009      2 comments

This is just a boost for myself as I am struggling a little. But maybe it will help others as well. Backsliders Here something you might like to pass along to your chapters. It's mostly pertains to backsliders [This is most of us.] ... Read more
Dec.3 and still kickin' pain level 7
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      7 comments

Morning everyone, Been awhile since i have made a blog, but for a while there I was unable to use the computer much. Another day gone and I'm still have not got rid of t... Read more
Lupus Flare, pain level 9
Monday, July 14, 2008      7 comments

Morning everyone. I have had one miserable weekend. The mild rash I reported earlier has turned into a raging rash, From the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I have barely slept the past three days. Had considered going to emergency beca... Read more
Thank you my Spark Friends
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      6 comments

Wed. June 4... Pain scale about a 6 on the pain-o-meter. About a month ago, I started having some serious issues with my health. There were days when I could barely walk. I was eating pain killers like candy.(exaggerated but you get the pictur... Read more
5/20/08 Yep, I'm still here.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008      4 comments

Today on the pain scale I am about a 6.5 Two days ago I was a 9. Thank God I am getting better. I went to a few Dr's this past week and they want to do carpal tunnel surgery to see if that helps my nerve problem. Personally I don't think it ... Read more

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