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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 12, 2010


I am still struggling with whether to complain about my meds or not. The wierd dreams continue, although I didn't have a nightmare last night.

Yesterday I suffered from a headache until I went to bed. It would let up for a brief while, but most of the time, it felt like my head could roll off my shoulders! How do I know if it is my new glasses?

I missed a stamp along because of my headache. I can't get at my crafting stuff. Maybe I can talk my hubby into painting tomorrow to get a start on the craft room.

Saturday night I blew way too much money at the casino. Seems I don't know when to quit and am on the compulsive side. Same thing with eating. Go on cookie binges. I figured if I can blow money at the casino, I can also afford Weight Watchers again, so I signed up and will try and follow the plan before I bust out of my britches!

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