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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dark & Dreary

Did you ever feel like the weather?....all dark and dreary? That is how I feel today. I am sure it is because I haven't accomplished some of the things I set out to do this week. I meant to join the Senior Center and check out the fitness room. I meant to make my Halloween cards, and I meant to exercise!

I have ordered some new vitamins to see if they really make a difference in my health and energy. Will let you all know if they work! I think I have a doctor's appointment coming up, but I forgot. Where is that slip? Can't check my own appointments, so will have to have one of the girls check for me on Monday. I go see the transplant specialist on Wednesday.

Linda and I had a winning streak going on. First I won a sterling silver and turquoise pendant from Inman's Jewelrers at the Women's Expo. That night I won over $80 at the casino too! Then Linda got a call and won a prize from The Honey Pot and also a basket of natural cosmetics from Dermatology Associates. Then I won a basket from Usana for Life. Then her hubby won $20 on the cherry machine at Emerald Hills. Woo hoo! We are on a roll!

I am a little disappointed. Danny went for an interview at Family Video and was told he didn't fit the job, that he needed to be more outgoing. Not a bad thing...just would have been nice for him to get some job experience.

Wonder if the market is open today? Maybe I need to go check out the crafts to lift my spirits.

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