Almost 5-1/2 years out

Nov 12, 2012

I weigh 117 lbs with clothing. I wear either a size 4 or 6 depending on style.  I am getting treatments (steroid injections) for arthritis in my back but that is ALL that is physically wrong with me.  I do still have some issues with food.   It is what it is.  I eat as much yogurt, protein, soup as I can fit in.  I snack on frozen yogurt or slim bear ice cream sandwiches.  I love Austen peanut  butter crackers.

I eat very little sugar because it makes me nauseous.  I eat low-fat because greasy food does the same thing.  I use a lot of antacid but I do have an esophogeal ulcer. I would NOT trade any of this to go back to the way I was in 2007.....over 260 lbs and sick all of the time.  In pain, short of breath, could not walk, exercise, eating myself sick, always embarrassed about how I looked, unable to enjoy my life.

Thanksgiving is coming and I am SO grateful to still have Bill.  He has a 66% chance of surviving 5 years with the rectal cancer.  Two surgeries, chemo and radiation and emphysema but he is still with me.  He is the love of my life.  My entire life has changed this year: job, Bill's health issues, grandson moved in with us, daughter got married just last week, and we are still keeping on.  We have good days and we have bad days.  We argue, make up, enjoy a good sex life (even at 61) when we both feel up to it, are financially stable despite Bill not being able to work.  We are blessed.



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