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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, April 22, 2010

Counting down the Days!

Trying to stay positive. Monday I get this cast off! Maybe I will get a walking boot! Even if I still need crutches, if I don't have to be so darn careful of putting weight on it, I will be happy.

Yesterday Jim took me to Shopko and the motorized cart wasn't powered up. So, no shopping there! This Saturday is one of my Godson's birthday party. Think I will take the wheelchair so I can relax.

Monday is the ortho appointment. Tuesday I have an appointment with the kidney transplant specialist. ...just routine. Tuesday night we are celebrating National Red Hat Day with a banquet. I am going on crutches, and I am sure someone will make sure I don't fall.

Taking it one day at a time.

1 comment:

Linda said...

When I had my back trouble the motorized cart in Shopko wasn't charged either.......I called the manager to complain. Do they have it there so it LOOKS like they can accomodate people with a physical handicap???? That is wrong, both of us just needed it temporarily and they lost our business! At least Hobby Lobby has a wheel chair!