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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 24, 2010

What a Good Day!

I have this habit of shopping online.  I fill my cart, but don't check out....LOL

Yesterday, my bff had an eye appointment, so we went to Shopko, (this time the power cart was charged up).  Remind me never to get a job as a forklift operator!  My driving skills were hilarious through the clothes, up against the racks, almost under the racks, moving the racks,....LOL.  I did manage to find a very pretty jacket on sale and also some active wear, or "inactive wear" as I like to call it.  We then went to Wendy's for lunch ($2.99 value meals) and then to Goodwill.  (I was having thrift store withdrawal.)  Linda got the wheelchair and away we went, filling up our cart with all kinds of goodies.  As luck would have it, they had tons of stamps there!  Woo hoo!  I also found a wooden tray kit to scrapbook and decorate.  Bought two tops and a pair of capris.  If it doesn't fit, Linda can bring it back for me.

I was very tired from all this shopping, but it was so much fun, better than the casino?  Well, at least I had something to show for my money!

Speaking of casinos, Jim and I decided we are going to put money that we would normally go gambling with aside for a cruise next January.  The casino is fun, but is an expensive hobby, and we lose more than we win, that's for sure.

I will almost be happy to go back to work again .  I miss my coworkers and get so dang bored at home.
I hope they change the lab scheduling format back to the way it was.  There are allot of patient complaints and it is so noisy with the label maker behind our backs.


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