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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, February 16, 2010

Will this ever end?

Okay, it's not a cold, it's bronchitis. I went to the ER Saturday thinking maybe I had pneumonia. Had laryngitis for four days, the cough was still tight. Turned out it was bronchitis with bronchospasms. Getting through work on the weekend was a piece of cake. Yesterday, not so much. I felt run down and then at about 4 pm, the good ole bronchi started spasming and I thought I would throw up....I just couldn't stop coughing! I have an inhaler, on an antibiotic and Mucinex. Okay, so now if I don't feel better by Thursday, I am going to the doctor AGAIN! I have so many things to do, and no energy.

Work is really a negative environment. Everyone is grumbling about the Supervisor and the doctors, especially one in particular. Nothing ever gets done. I try and let the comments roll off of me, but the negativity is still in the air. No wonder I'm sick.

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