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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, April 17, 2010

Stir Crazy

Being stir crazy is a dangerous thing. I miss driving, I even miss working! All I do is sit around, watch TV, look at magazines (rip out the pages I want to keep), arghhhh! I told my hubby yesterday that the only time I feel alive is when I am making love, eating, or at the casino! Making love is the only thing NOT hazardous to my weight or wallet!

I have tried making cards, but my supplies are limited to what I have access to. (my supplies are down in the basement) Yesterday I updated my address book! Next will be my birthday book! May as well get the boring jobs done while I'm laid up. (is that layed or laid?)

Last night we stopped at the casino (after eating). The difficult thing for me is learning "to know when to walk away and know when to run." Last night I walked (okay, crutched) away while I was ahead. I don't always do that, but time was limited....Thank God (although He probably disapproves).

Not sure what is on my agenda for today. Looking forward to my morning chat with my sister!


Shari said...

Oh I feel so sorry for you...and I can say that from experience! Scroll down on my blog and you will see my cast from last summer. I broke my ankle and my foot and I was out of commission for all summer. Five weeks in the cast and eight weeks in a boot. No driving, waiting for others to help me, take me, etc. I hated every minute of being so dependent. If you need cheering up, email me luvs2design@aol.com!

Craftnique said...

I have a little gift for you on my blog. You've been chosen for the Sunshine Award

Sandy said...

I feel for you. I know all too well about being laid up.If it isn;t one thing it's another.Actually since i got diagnosed with EN/PG I am supposed to have my legs elevated over my heart most of the time. (like I can do that everyday,all day.
((HUGS)) How long before your leg is healed?