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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 1, 2010

It ain't that Great

Laying around is not what it's cracked up to be. I can only spend so much time up and around and my leg hurts and swells. I stink until Jim can wrap my leg and help me with a bath. I miss crafting and even cleaning! :o Did I say that?

The other night Jim took me to the casino. We stayed too long again. My high water mark was $120. I left at $85. Still, money ahead. I have been known to blow it all chasing my winnings.

Had my sister over for dinner last nite. A friend brought dinner over and it was enough for a small army. It was delicious! Nice to have my sis over too. She seems to be doing fine.

Well, I am becoming an expert game show contestant (watching TV), know the warning signs of all kinds of cancer (Dr. Oz) and have caught up with old friends on the phone.

Can't wait for Spring and going for walks!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I see you found a way to make $$$ even if you are not working. LOL