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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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Life improves

Well, I got the okay to cut down on my meds....good thing cause I did it ahead of time! I know, I know, not supposed to do that stuff. Anyway, my nightmares are gone, my headaches are decreased greatly and I can even tolerate my new glasses! Woo hoo!

So, today I had a break (after a work meeting this morning). I cleaned and made my treats for my Stampin Up party tonite. Hey, if the mayo looks funny, don't, I repeat, DON'T use it. The dip was funny so I threw it all out. I had another jar of mayo (this time, the Hellmans, not the store brand). Now I won't give my guests food poisoning!

Tomorrow I am finally going to use my gift certificate and get a massage. I need it. Worked hard this week and worked in Medical Records which is so hard on my back. Thursday I have to go in so they can get my computer applications straigtened out on the computer that I'll be using. Friday I work, and then Saturday I am going with my bff to a scrap store to take a card making class! Love to make those new cards! After that will meed one of my crafting and card making friends there for desert or an early dinner!

Well, I am in better health and a better state of mind. God is good.

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