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BEAEJB16 Posts: 24
8/1/19 11:44 A

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I can see that you are a survivor. It is clear you have dealt with a lot of hard issues and are still facing some significant health issues. It's great that SparkPeople has this group that enables us to connect and share ideas and support.

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7/31/19 9:28 P

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My chronic illness are: mild Lupus, Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, Reynaud's, Sjogren's, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, allergies, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, Excema, Hypoglycemia, IBS, Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease and Degenerative Rotator Disease, most of the discs in my back are herniated, I also have Cervical Spinal Stenosis and Lordosis, Lumbar Lordosis etc...that goes along with all the back stuff and I also have Peripheral Neuropathy. I just got my motorized wheelchair on Monday, though I have been in and out of wheelchairs since I was 15 when I suffered the worst of a few traumatic brain injuries. My parents and husbands were very abusive. I am a survivor and got my kids and myself out and safe, but now I have all this to deal with. *sigh* I can do it!!

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7/31/19 9:22 P

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Welcome!

I wish you the best!! My grandmother had pleurisy around her heart (I have trouble with that around my lungs). I am new here, but it looks like you are in good company. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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7/31/19 9:20 P

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Hello, Amber!

Good luck with your disability claim! I just got mine approved a year ago. I also want to prove the doctors wrong, that I can keep my weight healthy. They are not the most encouraging in that area.

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7/31/19 9:17 P

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Thank you for the welcome! I look forward to getting to know you, too.

BEAEJB16 Posts: 24
7/30/19 6:04 P

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Welcome! I'm pleased you're here. I use a power wheelchair too and have a number of health issues. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

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7/30/19 5:26 P

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Hello, Everyone!

I am new here. I am in a motorized wheelchair most of the time. I have very limited feeling in my legs, vertigo, neuropathy etc...I am trying to be as healthy as I can be. I was glad to see this group here.

BEAEJB16 Posts: 24
7/26/19 9:01 A

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Hi, thank you for sharing. I too would like to be an active team member to learn from others and receive and provide support. I'm happy to share anything that I have learned from my life journey as a person living with disability and chronic illness. Hope to talk more with you.

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2/21/19 7:10 P

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Hi, Team! I just joined the team today and am hoping that this team is just what I need. I have been an on again, off again Sparkperson. I am trying to get back in the groove because of my condition. I was diagnosed last February with Pulmonary hypertension ( not the same as your regular blood pressure), congestive heart failure and a disorder of the covering of my heart. Due to this disease I had to quit my job and apply for disability, which I did. I was approved within 1 1/2 months for disability. The reason for that is my life expectancy is approximately 5 years, but I want to prove them wrong. I cannot exercise like a normal person because of the pressures in my lungs. My breath literally gets taken away. So, I am hoping that this team will help me deal with the issues that I face with losing weight. Losing weight won't do much for me, except lessen the load on my heart and lungs. Hopefully, it will help me breathe better and prove the doctors wrong.


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Hello, and glad to find this group. Iíve been an on-again, off-again Sparker for years. Became disabled with RA and osteoarthritis in the past few years. Iíve recently had a TAA so am non-weight-bearing on that side for several weeks yet. The next best thing about the surgery, after its intended outcome, is that I have no appetite. That means Iím focussed on eating healthy stuff instead of filling up on rubbish. Although fairly inactive until weight-bearing, Iím slowly dropping some kg and feeling great!

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1/13/19 6:42 P

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Hello. I joined spark with the goal of losing weight and hopefully improving my health. My medical conditions include Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Migraines, Fatigue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Raynaud's Disease. I haven't known a pain free day in over 12 years, but I will not let that stop me. I look forward to making friends and being an active member of the team.

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WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEW MEMBERS........ PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU AND JOIN IN THE CHAT OR CHALLENGE...... GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE OTHER MEMBERS.

IT'S 2017
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GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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