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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.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Headaches continue

I have decided to contact my doctor about the incessant headaches and bad dreams. Yesterday I read up on both of my antidepressants. They both cause weight gain and headaches. I can't deal with either. I have gained at least 15 pounds on my meds. These headaches aren't from the new glasses as I wake up with them! I will have to take my chances of cracking up and change meds. I am in pain.

The good news is I finally got all my retreat pictures in an album! Now I have room for even more!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congrats on the photos!
You just need to find the right meds and you will.