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    Red face Yep I am alive and so excited!

    Hello My Lupie friends! So much has happened since I last posted. I sure miss my droid! I backpacked across Maryland on the Appalachian trail several weeks ago. on day 4 I hiked 23 miles. God is good! I made some serious decisions in those mountains. Steve you will be proud of me.

    I am quitting my job in March of 2012. Then I am renting my house out and going on a thru-hike from Georgia to Maine 2,181 miles in 6 months. I am so excited I could bust!

    When I return I will stay with my one daughter until the lease is expired on my home and then return there. I am going to take a job that does not suck the life out of me anymore.

    My greatest challenge on the trail are managing my many meds as I walk across states. I will use a "bounce box" through the postal system and hope they get when they are to get and on time.

    I will keep you all posted as best I can. I will be on a forum called "trail journals" and my trail name is "Lupie" Imagine that!

    I hope you are all hanging in. My meds are a bit screwed up presently and docs are tweeking them. I am too busy too be sick presently! LOL

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    it is a couragous step.
    i know you would have thought it through.

    when do you plan on leaving?
    will you be able to contact whl whilst on the walk?

    i quess we will hear more as time approaches.

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    WOW!!!! I'm really excited for you. I can't imagine hiking that many miles. I know I would never make it in 6 months or 6 years. God Bless you on your journey.
    Sue

    'Friends are like stars.....You don't always see them, but you know they are there.'

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    I will be able to contact you if I can get off the trail and get to a library that has a computer. I will get off the trail frequently because of my meds and because I am a clean freak! I need to shower at least once a week. You can pay for showers at all kinds of places.

    Yes I have thought this through and believe it is a mission I need to do.

    There are many people on the trail and if i should become ill, I know they will help me. A blind man I am in contact with, finished it. He inspires me. If I make it, I am going to write about it, because I want people to know how hard it is to work around this bugger called Lupus. I also want to encourage my Lupie friends to try to accomplish a dream.

    God bless all of you. Love ya! Tammy

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    Oh I will be leaving March or April 2012!

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    Hi Tammy,
    Welcome back - we were worried about you.
    Wow - that is quite an endeavor. I consider staying at a cheap hotel to be roughing it - I certainly could never hike for months on end.
    It will be wonderful if you write a book about your accomplishment from a Lupie's point of view. It will be inspiring for others.
    My dream is to do more traveling - Italy and Australia are the two places left on my list.
    Bona Fortuna!
    Hugs,
    Marla

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    Wow, I'm so excited for you. Where in Georgia does the trail start? Would love to see you off? I know you will be able to do as you desire; because you'll be walking with our Lord.
    Hugs and may I say we... I have missed you.

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    Good for you and i will pray for you that you have a safe journey. Take care of yourself and continue to persue your goals. God bless you Bonita

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    Wow! Such wonderful news. I wish I had the opportunity Best of luck!

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    Hello dear Nonna, I will start in Springer Georgia. I just found out today my dental surgery which is paid by my dental insurance will be on January 11th, so I will be about to quit my Job. Feb. 1st

    I will then finish getting my hose ready to rent and help my daughter with her new baby which is due in March and leave by the first week of april if the weather cooperates. I hope to take a train there.

    It would be awesome to meet you.

    Presently I am battling fevers off and on for weeksand at one point subnormal temps due to too much thyroid hormone. Being drenched on the trail from rain is one thing, but being drenched from fevers is not cool. I gotta figure this out. I took off work to sleep today. That is the beauty of the trail, I can sleep all day if I need to. LOL

    Yes it is God who strengthens me. "What is impossible with man is possible with God!" XXO Tammy

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