Run happy and healthy all the days of my life. Be an example and inspiration to my family.
I'm 62, retired RN, happily married, nana to 11 beautiful grandchildren, mother to 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people! Wish they live closer!!! :) :) :)
Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my husband who had endocarditis resulting in AVR and MVR in 2004, end stage renal failure in 2014, kidney transplant on Dec 30, 2015. Six months after the kidney transplant, we discovered that he has a rare auto-immune disease that was probably triggered in 2004 with then the undiagnosed infective endocarditis. The doctors had to make up a name for this rare disease, Monoclono Gammopathy with Renal Significance (MGRS). It is not curable. After desperately trying different chemotherapies, the doctor finally found one immuno-therapy, Daratumamab, that works to treat the MGRS. It is a miracle!!!
Grateful for the gift of life, blessings, dear friends and loved ones!!! Thankful for the ability to move, walk, jog, and yes run!!!!
With Larissa, Wendy, Leslie, Karen: down 3rd West > up Rail Trail > east MCT > Perry homes. Nice running weather, calm, partly sunny sky, low 60s. Slow as tare these days!
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00
Nap Time: 0.00
Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Rhett on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 15:54:49 from 126.96.36.199
It's nice to see you blogging again. I hope your chest is feeling better.
How's Larry doing?
From Bec on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 15:57:38 from 188.8.131.52
Hi smooth! I know that route. Nice you got to run with some awesome company, including larissa! Glad you are running. St. George for you this fall?
From Smooth on Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 22:24:39 from 184.108.40.206
HI Rhett! Thanks for always checking in on my blog. Chest is feeling better. I think it is costochrondritis and is responding well with NSAIDS. I just avoid using the left arm/chest. :)
Larry is doing as well as expected. His restless leg syndrome is controlled with the use of Gabapentin although he still has it and moves his legs while sleeping. With that said, he is able to sleep without taking Ambien. That has been a huge blessing...being able to sleep. Another GREAT news is he is now officially on the national registry for kidney transplant. So happy he qualifies and I know there is a kidney out there for him. :)
Bec ~ Hi! Are you running ST. George this year? It will be my 10th SGM and 60th marathon so I am determined to make it there regardless of how slow, do or die! :)
From Rhett on Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 22:29:51 from 220.127.116.11
I am so glad he qualified for the national registry. I will continue to add my prayers to those of so many others who love him. Thanks for the update. I think of you two often. Good luck at SGM. Celebrate # 10 and 60 big time!
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