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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, February 11, 2010

Feed a Cold

Okay, okay, so I'm not supposed to feed a cold with cookies, but it sure is my comfort food of choice!

Since working last Monday, my cold got worse. It was terribly tight on my chest and the inhaler didn't do much to loosen it up. Good ole cough medicine and rubbing Vicks on my chest. Don't know if that works any better, but it can't hurt! Yesterday I had laryngitis...hubby was heartbroken. He bought the family size pack of Hall's cough drops. these also seem to help better than prescription. I have slept most of the last two days. Today I have a sore throat, but woke up in a sweat, so maybe the cold "broke." Needless to say, I didn't go in to work, and they will find coverage some how. I work this weekend so it will give me time to recover.

Valentines are going out late, if at all. What are you doing this Valentine's Day? I don't know if hubby and I are celebrating or not. Heck, with both of us having colds, maybe we should go out for chicken soup!


Craftnique said...

Take care of that cold. I was sick for weeks. Yes good ol vicks helped me too! I hope you feel better soon!

Ashley and Eric said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I can't imagine getting diagnosed with Chron's at 19, I feel too young to have anything chronic at 24! I often hear "worst case scenario" stories so it is great to hear about someone who is living happily with Chron's. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, they mean so much to me!