Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: January 12
Height: 5’ 4”
Weight: 206 lbs.
My name is Billie Gail Turknett. I am Sinner Saved by His Grace! I am a sister to one sister and two brothers. I am happily married to a wonderful man, Bobby. I have three sons... Marshall (19), Otis (Odie)(18), and Cheyenne(17).
My sons are very active and involved in many sports, which keeps me on my toes. We go camping and hiking as a family every year, sometimes twice. I live in the country and walk often. I have two large labs that love to go walking with me. I was never overweight growing up, always around 110 to 125, and only began putting it on in my thirties. My mom began putting weight on in her thirties as well and was always in the 130 pound range and now she weighs around 225, but my sister has always been in the 130 to 150 pounds range and is in the 180 range today. My father was always very small as was one of my brothers, but the other has always been in the 200 pound range. I am 5' 4" and I weigh 206.
I use to be very active growing up and into my late twenties, but it all changed before I had my hysterectomy in 2001,which is when I turned 31. My health started declining before that with hypothyroidism, Arthritis, and many female issues that led to the hysterectomy. I started gaining weight immediately after the hysterectomy and I had developed all over body pain immediately after the surgery as well. The pain rarely ever lets up and when it does, it is not for very long.
To make matters worse I was diagnosed Bipolar a few years after that. The medications they put me on caused me to steadily gain weight. I was not able to walk very far or exercise much due to the Fibromyalgia. Which is what my all over pain was classified as. I still struggle, daily, with pain, depression, and fatigue.
My left leg is shorter than my right by 1/4 of an inch. I have a curvature of the spine and my hip has always given me problems. I plan on starting water aerobics as soon as I get my pool, which will be soon. I love to ride my bike and I want to get involved in riding for a cause or purpose, walking for a cause or purpose and eventually running.
I recently started piano lessons. I love to paint and I try to draw. My passion is photography and I plan on having my own BW photo shop soon.