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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.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?

Had a great day today! It was over 40° and I was dressed too warm for the weather. That hasn't happened for a while!

I had coupons and savings up to 55% at Penney's, so of course, I had to spend, I mean, SAVE, some money and bought some "active"wear. I invited my bff to join me. We also went to Hobby Lobby and Goodwill. Goodwill had more deals today than Hobby Lobby! Go figure! Those 99 cents add up though. Got stickers, stamps, rub ons, such a deal. Linda found a new pair of Birkenstocks for our friend, Michele. How cool is that?

I had good news the other day. My blood and urine tests are stable and in the same range that they were when I was first diagnosed with kidney disease. I am holding my own. Woo hoo!

We have challenges at work. It has become a very noisy, stressful place behind the scheduling desk! I can only hope that it changes! My other job at the hospital is challenging too, but at least I am aware of what I am doing wrong.


Craftnique said...

I am glad to hear that your tests came out good! That definitly is a WOO HOO!!

I love it when I find a bargain..especially at the goodwill store!

Linda said...

Yes, it was a good time yesterday!