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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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The other night I had stressful dreams. Don't remember what they were about, just felt stressed and woke up that way. Last night I had a dream that I was applying for work at Kohls. I was there yesterday, and had a wish that I worked there. Less money, no benefits and all. I guess I would really love to work in a cosmetics department before I die. Maybe I should sell Mary Kay? I also got caught naked again in my dream. I know that means something about feeling like something is to be exposed. Not sure what. I am very nervous about working alone this weekend at the hospital. I am not happy at the clinic and I used to love my job. I don't know how to make it a place where I love again.


Tracey said...

Hi there! thanks for your comment on my blog today. I always make sure people know about kidney diseases as my daughter is a sufferer since having her bladder removed 7 years ago at the age of 19.
I look forward to following your blog...xxx

Linda said...

If I could hand out self confidence to people who need it I would! Just remember if the person who did the job before you could learn it, you can too! Maybe you can talk to your 'friend' (in make up)at Younkers in town and she'll get you in. ;-)