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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.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A good night's sleep

What would it be like to have a good night's sleep? Ever since I had my surgery in '95' I have gotten up several times during the night to go to the bathroom, and even though I quickly fall back asleep, it's not like sleeping through the night.

Today I could have slept in. That doesn't happen cause the meds I'm on cause me to have bad dreams. On the other hand, the meds make my day go much better, so what to do? I tough it out.

Yesterday I got my mammogram. Double ouch! My skin actually tore under each breast!

I also got new glasses! Trying to get used to them. Right now I feel I see better without them! They make me dizzy. They are also red and a very snazzy frame, so have to get used to that too.

I am not in a good mood. I have all my pics together to put in an album from last year's Christian retreat. Yeah! Now I just have to put them in.

Happy New Year all!

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