THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE

YESTERDAY I CELEBRATED MY 75TH BIRTHDAY. I HAVE SURVIVED BREAST CANCER FOR 2 YEARS, DIAGNOSED WITH PD LAST SEPTEMBER, FOUND A BRAIN TUMOR (NOT MALIGNANT) WIHICH I HAD GAMMA KNIFE SURGERY. ALSO HAVE FIBERMYALIGA, POLYMYALGA RHUMATALOGY. I EXCERCISE 3 TIMES A WEEK AT YWCA, DO PD EXCERICES AT HOME ALMOST DAILY. WALK WITH A CANE, TAKE PD MEDS, STILL DO WHAT I CAN AROUND HOUSE. CAN STILL TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND LOVE LIFE AND GREATFUL FOR WHAT I CAN STILL DO. JUST WISH I HAD A SUPPORT GROUP TO GO TO. I AM SO HAPPY WITH ALL YOUR POSTS. THEY HELP SO MUCH!

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  • Youve been through a lot in your journey in life stay strong.

  • Happy Belated Birthday! Your post was is very inspiring, thank you for sharing your trials with us.....I just hope I can be "half as strong" as you are.

    God Bless! :o)

  • Me too!!

  • WOW!!! How wonderful!! You are definately inspiring!! Happy blated Birthday!!! I think you have a wonderful attitude and wish more people could have your enthusiasum for life! Me included!! LOL!!

    God Bless you and I wish for you many years of happiness!!

    Mary

  • thanks, is that your cat? looks just like mine

  • Happy belated birthday,you have the right attitude to life,bless you,I wished you could find a group to go to.Take care and hope your happiness continues for many more years

    Ken

  • You are amazing and have so much strength. Happy Birthday and many happy returns...

  • I join the others in saying very very happy birthday. I also say a big "Thank you". Like you, I am 75 and have had a brain tumour, plus Parkinson's for eleven years. During the night, I woke with a big black dog on my shoulder.

    This morning, I woke to beautiful sunshine and your inspiring blog. Thank you..

  • A very happy belated birthday to you :-)

    Thankyou for postig your blog, it`s very inspiring and like myself you have great PMA.....Positive Mental Attitude :-) GO GIRL!!

    Take care.....and keep the blogs coming :-)

    Love Andy x

  • When my big, awkward, heavy golden retriever jumps on my bed at night when I'm twisting, turning, or maybe acting a dream out, or talking in my sleep, and snuggles up and gives me kisses to feel better and shows me her unconditional love, life is good.(hubby sound asleep) Happens almost every night.

  • love it, my husband of 55 years also lies sleeping while my cat kisses me!

  • Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you. I think exercise is important and always try to find good things in my day. It might be just our neighbourhood blackbird's song, or unusually here, a sunny day. To hear my grandaughters laughter or an unexpected call from a friend. Occasionally, being able to do something I couldn't manage the previous day. I have many things to be thankful for. On bad days I always try to think that things may be better tomorrow. Your PMA is an inspiration.

  • Sallyru1u, Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for your inspiring blog! You are an amazingly, strong woman. I want to be like you!

    Thanks for starting my day out on a positive note.

    Cheri :)

  • Happy birthday!

    And many more

    A greet inspiration

    Lol jill

    :-)

  • Happy belated birthday! God bless you, you've been through a lot. You have a wonderful attitude. Have a blesses day.

  • GOod for you. Can't you start a support group from the exercise class. I'm sure there's at least 3 of you who need to talk about stuff. Is there a social worker at the Y? Good luck to you. I'm in classes with pwp's and we form a kind of support group, plus there is a support group but I'm not in it. Also one for caregivers.

  • Happy belated 75th birthday. You are an inspiration to everyone.

    I am a great believer, if you don't use it you'll lose it.

    Some "healthy" people could do with an hour in your company. They wouldn't moan everytime they feel "off colour".

  • Happy belated birthday! You inspire me. Hope you find a support group.

  • Sending you best wishes! Happy belated birthday!

  • thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and support. Love you all. Will try to keep you all up to date. God Bless each of you

  • You are such an inspiration...thank you so much for sharing here...please do kep in touch and let us know how you are and what you are up to...Casey in NH

  • You keep on with your love of life. Happy belated birthday!

  • Had to have another MRI of brain this morning. PRAYING TUMOR HAS gone AWAY. Will let you all know as soon as I do. Drove 45 miles one way to see my 81 year old friend who fell Sun. and broke her femur. Doing pretty good but lots of pain and 6 -8 weeks PT. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND EVERYONE!

  • ANYONE OUT THERE LIVE IN PA,NY,OR OH?

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